Strengthen your ability to create engaging and informative instructional materials using a diverse array of multimedia content with an online Graduate Certificate in Multimedia Development from the George Washington University (GW). Offered entirely online, this certificate gives you comprehensive skills and knowledge of the various media available to you for educational purposes and how to utilize them effectively.
With the Certificate in Multimedia Development, you will gain a hands-on understanding of the theories, principles, techniques and technology that will help you to integrate reading, audio, video, imagery, interactivity and other multimedia content into your instructional projects.
The Certificate in Multimedia Development consists of 18-credit hours and can be completed in 1.5 years. Should you wish to pursue the Graduate Certificate, you can transfer credit hours into the Master's program.
This multimedia certificate provides you with a foundational knowledge of the different content solutions available and prepares you to plan, design, implement, evaluate and manage instructional design using multimedia.
Students who complete the Multimedia Development Certificate will:
This graduate certificate gives students from various professional backgrounds the foundational knowledge and skills required to design, develop and evaluate multimedia materials for educational purposes.
The need for these skills is growing fast. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Services, web developers made a median $62,500 per year in 2012 and jobs in the role are expected to grow 20% by 2022.1 Instructional coordinators earned a median $60,050 in 2012, with job opportunities growing 13% by 2022.2
1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/web-developers.htm
2 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/instructional-coordinators.htm
In addition to our online multimedia design certificate, we also offer an online Master’s in Educational Technology Leadership and other online graduate certificates with a number of specializations within the field. These include: