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As today’s media-saturated world continues to develop into all facets of our lives, so has the demand for those professionals who develop, create, engineer, manage and deploy media.
The online undergraduate certificate in media technology and design is built for students seeking a formal, academic-backed approach to media technology, post-production practices, and 3D modeling and animation. Students can expect to solidify a strong career path in a technical-based job with a creative element. This program can also help enrich the curriculum of those seeking degrees in journalism, communication and film studies.
Official nameUndergraduate certificate in media technology and design
Program typeUndergraduate certificate
Academic homeCollege of Engineering | Department of Engineering and Information Technology
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission
Part time credit hours12
Part time estimated cost$8,304.00
*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.
Job titles graduates of this program can expect to achieve:
Individuals seeking work in audio and video production, and post production: Film production, TV production, visual effects and colorist, audio engineers, commercial video production, radio broadcast, web/streaming platforms
Individuals seeking work in animation and virtual and augmented reality environments: Commercial video production, interactive environment design, streaming video and broadcast, game asset creation
The online undergraduate certificate in media technology and design is 100% online: no campus visits required.
Courses are semester-based. Students typically take two classes per semester and finish the program in one year.
Course work includes
- Digital media design
- Color engineering and processing
- Computer modeling and animation
- Game theory and design
- Motion graphics and visual effects
- Project and team management
- Audio engineering
Typical program length1 year
Typical course load2 classes per semester
The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.
Professor Maurer’s background is in media technology, and she brings her experience in film production to the IT program. She is an independent film director and producer and owns two film production businesses. Her technical focus includes media creation, UHD workflow, camera technology, audio engineering, video processing and post-production.
Before joining MU, Fang Wang worked as a senior software engineer in research and development at Ansys Inc. Prior to that, she worked for six years as a senior device modeling and characterization engineer at Motorola Inc. and Freescale Semicondutor Inc. Her research interests include simulation software development, virtual reality/augmented reality applications, mobile app development and image processing.