Learn valuable skills related to the fast-paced world of sports.
The Sports Communication Certificate provides communication fundamentals in the exciting
realm of all things sports, including video production, news distribution and reporting.
Certificates/Programs - Undergraduate
On Campus or Online
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Why earn a sports communication certificate?
Our Sports Communication Certificate will teach you fundamental skills related to
the wide world of competitive sports, such as:
Digital video production
Communication technologies and state-of-art technology
Working in a fast-paced environment
Implement effective communication strategies
When completing this certificate, you'll be able to effectively use modern digital
technologies and communication strategies, aiding you in sports reporting and sports
management, as well as in landing potential internships.
A Sports Communication Certificate is an excellent pairing for students seeking communication and marketing degrees. It also adds a competitive edge to careers in business, public relations/advertising
Sports Communication Certificate at UND
Can be completed on-campus or online.
Teaches skills applicable to numerous workplace situations in the sports industry..
Teaches you how to effectively communicate in the fast-paced world of sports.
Sports Communication Courses
COMM 346. Sports Communication. 3 Credits.
Introduces students to sports communication through an examination of athletics-related aspects of public relations, journalism, digital communication, organizational, and professional/executive communication. A significant component of the course focuses on aligning digital Communication technologies towards sports including digital imaging at games, sports writing, researching and reporting, web layout and presentation, public speaking/press releases etc. S.
COMM 246. News Writing Fundamentals in the Online World. 3 Credits.
Professional techniques of news gathering, editing, source analysis, and information dissemination. Explores the potential for diverse and evolving technologies and platforms to deliver news content in a connected world. Prerequisites: COMM 200 or instructor consent. F,S.
COMM 339. Digital Video Production. 3 Credits.
This course offers an introduction to the theory and practice of modern digital video production utilizing a variety of production software techniques, industry best practices, and online/mobile technologies. F,S.
COMM 406. Future of Communication Technology. 3 Credits.
Evaluates different perspectives on the future of communication technology, ranging from utopian through dystopian views of the impact of communication technologies on modern society. Examines the implications of new means of creating, storing, manipulating and disseminating/communicating information, and analysis of whether potential benefits may be realized. This course is also offered for graduate credit. F,S.
COMM 319. Digital Imaging Across Platforms. 3 Credits.
Introduces the history and practice of digital imaging for social media and communication industries, including introductory photographic principles, digital image capture devices, and software, apps, and workflows. Students learn to enhance/optimize digital images for transmission/broadcast to the web, social networks, and other platforms. F,S.
COMM 330. Social Media & Online Reporting. 3 Credits.
Teaches how to utilize existing and emerging social media platforms to report and deliver the many forms of news. Prerequisite: COMM 200 or consent of the instructor. F, even years.
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