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)

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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Career Outlook

Career Outlook

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

Career Opportunities for Graduates

  • Website designer and developer
  • User interface designer
  • Multimedia production designer

Potential Employment Settings

  • P-12 public, private or charter schools
  • Associations
  • Corporations
  • Higher education institutions
  • Government agencies
  • Military
  • Organizations

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, on the Internet at

2 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, on the Internet at


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    Program Entry: Spring, Summer, Fall
    Prerequisites: Bachelors Degree
    Campus: Online

Application Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Application Fee

For more information on any of these requirements, please visit our Admissions page.

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