Earn your communication certificate online
Developed by faculty in CSU’s Department of Journalism and Media Communication, this graduate certificate program will give you the tools and in-depth knowledge of communication technology to deliver the right messages to the right audiences at the right time. Course topics in this program include:
- Advanced communication strategy
- Marketing and advertising strategy
- Web content and publication design
- Video production and media management
- Website design and management
- Professional writing
- and much more
Discover how to integrate modern technology into strategic communication plans that deliver results. Learn essential skills like market analysis, audience research, copywriting, media production, PR, and media ethics as you prepare to take on leadership roles in the rapidly evolving field of marketing and communications.
Build the expertise to advance in the communications field
In a world increasingly flooded with advertising messages and information, effective communication has never been more crucial to achieving business objectives. Understanding how modern technology impacts and supports communication efforts is essential. Without the right skills, it’s nearly impossible to break through the noise. Many of the tactics that worked in marketing and communications just five or 10 years ago are no longer as effective.
"91% of consumers now prefer interactive and visual content over traditional, text-based or static media".
Organizations in every industry need capable experts who can understand the unique needs of their audiences, build strategic communications plans, develop the right marketing campaigns, craft effective messaging, and ultimately drive business growth. After completing this program, you will be able to:
- Write for audiences in both professional and corporate environments
- Create and manage effective photographs, video productions, and websites
- Design and oversee communication efforts by utilizing various digital tactics
- Communicate ethically and strategically with diverse, multicultural audiences
Apply credits toward your master’s degree
This online graduate certificate in communications is a companion to the Denver-based Master of Communication and Media Management program, which means up to 12 credits may be transferred into the master’s program (with a grade of B or better) and can be applied toward the degree after formal admission per University transfer policies. Note: Successful completion of the courses or certificate does not guarantee admission to the degree program.