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Web Media Certificate

Digital media skills are in high demand as more consumers look to engage with organizations and brands — no matter their size or industry — online. Help employers rise to the challenge — and gain an edge in the marketplace — when you complete a Web Media certificate at the University of Central Missouri. This multidisciplinary undergraduate certificate combines UCM courses in art and design, communication and technology to provide you a comprehensive education. Add valuable skills to expand your career opportunities, whether you’re earning a standalone certificate or combining it with one of these undergraduate degrees or others:

A flexible, affordable way to gain valuable web media skills

Designed for students with little to no experience with web media, UCM’s Web Media certificate makes it easy to get in-demand skills. All of our courses can be completed on our Warrensburg campus, but most are also available online for your convenience. You can earn this undergraduate certificate in as few as three semesters and at tuition rates lower than many other institutions — making this a tremendous value for a solid investment in your future.

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Enjoy small classes of 15–20 students

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Get multidisciplinary training

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Complete in as few as three semesters

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Take on-campus and online courses

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Interactive, hands-on learning

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Access to the latest software

What you will study

With UCM’s multidisciplinary Web Media certificate, you’ll get a great deal of valuable information in just a few classes. Learn foundational skills before you take a couple of electives in art and design, communication or technology and gain valuable skills that include:

  • Web design and coding, using HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Visual content development for websites, social media sites and other platforms
  • Adding video, podcasts and other digital content to web platforms
  • Writing textual content to promote or complement your aesthetic designs

Learn in small classes for big impact

The goal for all courses in the Web Media certificate is to help you understand how to create meaningful interactions in a progressively digital world. No matter the course, you’ll enjoy small class sizes of 15–20 students, which allows for interaction with your peers and with UCM faculty who have industry experience and research interests that may align with your pursuits for expert guidance. Some classes may even be shared with your UCM major, reducing your time and financial investments for maximum value.


Excellence in Web Media

  • UCM’s Art programs, which are a critical component of our Web Media certificate, are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) — and have been since 1986 — for your assurance in receiving a high-quality education.


Unique learning opportunities in web media

As you get a behind-the-scenes view of what makes websites look and work how they do, you’ll get hands-on in your learning at the University of Central Missouri. As you study to create graphic and written content, you’ll enjoy these UCM experiences and resources:

  • Interactive classes: Analyze and provide feedback on your peers’ web projects — and get this valuable input on yours — so that you can improve and grow. Even when completing courses online for our Web Media certificate, you’ll still enjoy this interaction and a high level of discussion.
  • Access to modern tools: Make use of UCM’s modern computer labs that offer Adobe Creative Cloud and other software you’ll need to learn and complete projects. Continue your work at home when you take advantage of our major software license agreement and install necessary software to your personal computer — at no cost.
  • Student associations: Participate in one of UCM’s student associations to make connections that can benefit you — personally and professionally. Find support from fellow students pursuing the same or a similar career path when you join organizations specific to marketing, visual arts, graphic arts and other disciplines.


What can you do with a certificate in Web Media from UCM?

With a Web Media certificate from the University of Central Missouri, you’ll gain in-demand digital, design and written skills that can help you:

  • Enhance your value to your existing employer
  • Gain an edge in the job market as you apply for entry-level jobs with small to midsize businesses or nonprofits that need individuals with these skills
  • Market yourself as a freelancer to these organizations and others
  • Launch your own business
  • Join and modernize the family business

Understanding your opportunities with a Web Media certificate

You’ll have the support and resources of UCM to help you understand your opportunities and apply for jobs. Seek the advice of our multidisciplinary faculty or engage with our Career Services Center staff to develop your resume. You can also use the interactive tool below for a look at the types of opportunities that await you.




Financial assistance options for your Web Media certificate

Ensure your ability to effectively market your business and yourself with a Web Media certificate from the University of Central Missouri. To help you get this valuable, high-quality training, UCM offers some of the nation’s lowest tuition rates. We have also been recognized by LendEDU for low student debt and offer various means to help finance your education, including loans and grants. If you’re also pursuing an undergraduate degree, you may qualify for various scholarships.

Search for scholarships related to your UCM major

UCM and our generous supporters, including alumni, offer scholarships to assist our degree-seeking students. You can learn more about program-specific opportunities with the UCM Scholarship Finder.



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Make yourself more marketable.

Gain other valuable skills to help organizations stand out in an increasingly digital world with another UCM undergraduate certificate:

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Explore programs related to web media.

If you have a desire to expand your skills relating to digital marketing and web media, consider these UCM undergraduate degrees:


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