College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Certificate Programs

Multimedia Advertising (Certificate)

This is an interdisciplinary program jointly offered by the Department of Art and the School of Communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the Marketing Department in the Monte Ahuja College of Business. The program provides students with a breadth of information and practical know-how in advertising communication, marketing strategy, graphics, copywriting, and design. It introduces contemporary advertising theories and practices by integrating traditional media, such as print and broadcasting, with new media, such as computer graphics and the Internet.

Required Courses:

The certificate program includes 16 semester hours of core courses in visual art, advertising principles, advertising applications, and marketing analysis. A 2.25 GPA must be maintained across all required courses. The following courses are prerequisites to those required for the certificate.


NOTE: COM 350 Persuasive Communication and Attitude Change is recommended as a foundation for the COM courses in this certificate program.

Required Core Courses:

Recommended Electives:

For more information, please contact the appropriate department: Art Department 216-687-2040, School of Communication 216-687-4630, or Department of Marketing 216-687-4771.

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