Graduate Certificate in Multimedia Development


Bring Learning to Life with Multimedia

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.


Certificate in Multimedia Development Courses

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.

Curriculum (18 credit hours)

  • EDUC 6402 Computers in Ed. and Human Development (3 credits)
  • EDUC 6405 Developing Multimedia Materials (3 credits)
  • EDUC 6406 Instructional Design (3 credits)
  • EDUC 6426 Computer Interface Design for Learning (3 credits)
  • EDUC 6427 Advanced Instructional Design (3 credits)
  • EDUC 6428 Developing Digital Professional Portfolios (3 credits)
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Career Opportunities

Completing this certificate will provide you with a holistic understanding of the use of multimedia in instructional design and its varied application in professional settings that include educational, governmental, corporate and e-learning environments. This will qualify you for career advancement into roles that include:

  • Multimedia production designer
  • User interface designer
  • Web site designer or developer

Certificate Outcomes

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:

  • Apply foundational instructional design principles to the design, development, and implementation of multimedia materials designed for instructional purposes.
  • Demonstrate an ability to plan, design, and evaluate multimedia materials designed for instructional purposes.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of numerous theories, principles, technologies, and techniques that can be applied to the development of multimedia materials for instructional purposes.
  • Create a portfolio that demonstrates their knowledge, skills, and competency in multimedia development.

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