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Digital Storytelling Graduate Certificate

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    Online for 2021-2022

  • Average Course Tuition


  • Number of Required Courses


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Learn how to produce and distribute journalistic content through engaging, innovative digital formats.

Through this certificate you will gain the skills you need to develop or enhance a career in journalism, marketing, or digital communication.

What You'll Learn

  • Learn the fundamentals of journalism, including interviewing, reporting, and crafting a narrative.
  • Gain an understanding of trends such as photojournalism, media mashups, freelancing, and journalistic branding.
  • Develop technical skills for the development and dissemination of content for digital production, including photography, video production, audio recording, and visualizations.
  • Uncover new ways of telling stories via social media, podcasting, and other digital platforms.

Students discover new methods of research, writing, editing, and digital technologies with peers and faculty from around the world.

  • 60%

    Received a Promotion or Added Responsibilities While Pursuing

  • 92%

    Working Full Time

  • 92%

    Wanted to Deepen Their Knowledge to Advance Career

  • 100%

    Would Recommend the Certificate

Earning Your Certificate

To meet the requirements for the certificate, you must:

  • Complete the four certificate courses for graduate credit.
  • Earn at least a B grade in each course.
  • Complete the courses within three years.

Learn more about pursuing a certificate and the process of requesting your certificate.

Certificate Courses

The professional graduate certificate in digital storytelling requires four 4-credit courses, or 16 credits.

You may choose from the following course groups, using the certificate course search.

  • Journalism (choose two courses from select group)
  • Digital Communication (choose two courses from select group)

Courses taken before the 2018-2019 academic year do not apply toward this certificate.

Ready to take the next step?

You can enroll in your first course in the:

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall

See the schedules in the academic calendar.

Search For Courses

To find courses that apply toward the certificate use DCE Course Search and Registration:

  • Scroll through the search filters to “Courses in a Graduate Certificate.”
  • Choose “Digital Storytelling Certificate” to explore program courses.


Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.

Our Tuition (2021–22 rate) $2,980 per 4-credit course ($745 per credit)
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $11,920