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Multimedia Design and Development Postbaccalaureate Certificate

Curriculum & Instruction
College of Education and Human Development
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Contact Information
Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Minnesota, 125 Peik Hall, 159 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-625-4006; fax: 612-624-8277)
  • Program Type: Post-baccalaureate credit certificate/licensure/endorsement
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits: 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: T E L:Multimedia Design& Dev PBacc Cert Grad
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
This certificate program in multimedia design and development prepares students to use technology (computers and the Internet) to develop instructional materials for use in a wide range of educational and training contexts (note that a university certificate program or certificate is distinct from a state certificate or certification). The program is designed for K-12 teachers, higher education instructors, corporate trainers, and other professionals interested in using technology to support instruction.
Program Delivery
  • partially online (between 50% to 80% of instruction is online)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 2.80.
A completed bachelor's degree is required for admission.
Special Application Requirements:
Applicants must submit transcripts from every college attended (even those where a degree wasn't earned), scores from the TOEFL/IELTS/MELAB (if applicable), a resume, and a one page goal statement. Certificate applications are reviewed by the department three times per academic year: Fall, Spring and Summer.
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 550
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 6.5
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 80
The preferred English language test is Test of English as Foreign Language.
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum GPA of 2.80 is required for students to remain in good standing.
Core Courses (12 credits)
Take 4 or more course(s) totaling 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CI 5336 - Planning for Multimedia Design and Development (3.0 cr)
· CI 5362 - Foundations of Interactive Design for Web-based Learning (3.0 cr)
· CI 5363 - New Media and Interaction Design for Online and Mobile Learning (3.0 cr)
· CI 5365 - Contemporary Software Development Issues and Tools (3.0 cr)
· CI 5367 - Interactive Multimedia Instruction (3.0 cr)
 
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CI 5336 - Planning for Multimedia Design and Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theory, research, practice in instructional design. Generic components of instructional design process. Applying principles to design/development of computer-based instructional materials.
CI 5362 - Foundations of Interactive Design for Web-based Learning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Processes of designing/developing interactive learning media and online applications from ground up. Focuses on usability/aesthetics in online learning.
CI 5363 - New Media and Interaction Design for Online and Mobile Learning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
New media design from perspective of instructional designer. Designing with Adobe Flash environment. Context of authentic design problems. Consideration of raster/vector imaging, web video optimization, usability analysis.
CI 5365 - Contemporary Software Development Issues and Tools
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Familiar with standard computer/Internet operations
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Software used in multimedia design/development. Uses of the software, intricacies of interface, relevant programming principles. Introduction to developing multimedia applications. prereq: Familiar with standard computer/Internet operations
CI 5367 - Interactive Multimedia Instruction
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Knowledge of principles and procedures of CBI design and one multimedia authoring system
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles of effective computer-based design; tools in multimedia development; contemporary issues and skills used in the design, development, and implementation of interactive multimedia instruction. Use multimedia development tools, create a multimedia portfolio, and investigate the issues surrounding their effective use. prereq: Knowledge of principles and procedures of CBI design and one multimedia authoring system