FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

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How long does the New Media and Culture Certificate program take?

Can I finish in two years?

What classes do I need to take to complete the Certificate?

Who should pursue the Certificate?

What is Digital Humanities and where can I learn more?

How do I apply?

How do I create a “preliminary study plan” for the NMCC application?

Who should I contact with additional questions?

 

 

How long does the New Media and Culture Certificate program take?

This certificate requires that students complete a minimum of 24 credits in approved courses. Find the requirements here.

 

Can I finish in two years?

Yes. Master’s and PhD students should be able to fulfill the program requirements within a two-year period, in conjunction with their primary graduate degree program.¬†Find the requirements here. Students complete a Study Plan to ensure their timely progress in earning the certificate.

 

Which classes do I need to take to complete the certificate?

As an interdisciplinary certificate program, students have the opportunity to take classes in a wide variety of subjects. Among the 24 total required credits, 4 credits must be in Theories and Histories of New Media (Common Seminar required for all students in the program), 4 credits in Topics courses, and 4 credits in Methods courses. The remaining 12 credits are devoted to Electives. *Note: Students may also petition to have non-listed classes count towards their certificate work. See details about the requirements here.

 

Who should pursue the certificate?

The New Media and Culture Certificate is open to current graduate students in all UO departments. Students interested in working in academia will learn to identify suitable research topics, locate data for their research, and experiment with various tools for the production and dissemination of their research. Students whose interests lie outside academia will benefit from the critical thinking and production skills that the Certificate emphasizes for success in 21st century workplaces. Learn more about our current students.

 

What is Digital Humanities and where can I learn more?

This is a great guide to introducing the Digital Humanities. The NMCC is motivated in large part by ideas stemming from the Digital Humanities, but is not limited to it.

 

How do I apply to the New Media and Culture Certificate?

Interested applicants should contact Colin Koopman, NMCC Director, at nmcc@uoregon.edu. You should also download and complete the Application and Study Plan.

 

How do I create a “preliminary study plan” for the application?

Although Graduate School regulations require a preliminary study plan to process your application, please keep in mind that this document is indeed merely “preliminary.” We know that your projected study plan will likely change as you move through the program due to the fluctuations of course scheduling and so on. Your job at the application stage is simply to map out a viable potential plan of NMCC coursework that you, your advisor, and the NMCC Director agree makes sense for you. Your “final study plan” (as opposed to the “preliminary study plan”) will be the document we ultimately reference to award your certificate graduation.

 

Who do I contact with additional questions?

Questions should be addressed to NMCC Director, Colin Koopman, at nmcc@uoregon.edu