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Emergent Media Certificate

Individuals enrolled in the certificate should meet regularly with their faculty advisor to plan an appropriate course sequence and timeline for completion.

Degrees & Offerings
  • Certificate
Program Contact
Chair of the Department of Media and Journalism, Associate Professor
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The certificate is open to all who meet any one of the following requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in a non-BU undergraduate program (minimum of 60 credits completed)
  • Formerly enrolled in a BU or other university undergraduate program (minimum of 60 credits completed)
  • Two years of relevant professional experience, as determined by department review of application

Current students aren't eligible for the certificate as they're already free to major in media and journalism with an emphasis in emergent media or minor in emergent media. After completion, certificate students can apply these credits toward a media and journalism degree at BU, if they so choose

Certificate Requirements (15 credits)

  • MEDIA.120 Introduction to Emergent Media
  • MEDIA.220 Introduction to Multimedia
  • MEDIA.260 Social Media and Podcasting
  • MEDIA.280 Introduction to Visual Communications
  • MEDIA.320 Applied Multimedia (Prereq. MEDIA.220)

Capstone (3 credits)

  • MEDIA.497 Internship [recommended] (Prereq. MEDIA.220 and MEDIA.260 or     
  • MEDIA.280, plus GPA of 2.75 or higher)
  • MEDIA.420 Emergent Media Workshop [Topics change; can be repeated] (Prereq. MEDIA.220)

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