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Digital Storytelling Graduate Certificate

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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.

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.

Search for Courses

You can browse courses by term — fall, spring, or summer — in the DCE Course Search & Registration platform.

Our Community at a Glance

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.


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

Our Tuition (2023–24 rate) $3,220 per course
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $12,880