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Online Associate Certificate in
Emerging Media & Visual Storytelling

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Associate Certificate in
Emerging Media & Visual Storytelling?


The Associate Certificate in Emerging Media & Visual Storytelling introduces students to fundamentals of storytelling, both in terms of how story is constructed and operates, and how story influences society. Students are guided to apply awareness of story to visual and digital media communications processes. Students engage their approach to story, its power, and its applications in the context of a broader partnership with God’s mission in the world.

Program Features

  • Integrated practicums allow you to gain valuable real-world experience
  • Learn from academic practitioners from around the world
  • Credits earned in this certificate program can apply to a Missional University Associate degree program

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What Will I Study?

We offer the most comprehensive approach to digital storytelling in the mission of God.

A survey of Missio Dei, the Mission of God, explores Salvation History through the redemptive vision of God. The student will learn how God is reconciling all of creation unto himself in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Students will also observe God at work through His people in mission.

This course explores the spiritual dimension of missional engagement in the post-Christendom world. Students will discover practical and creative ways of deepening their personal spirituality allowing more engagement with not-yet Christians and the development of authentic missional community. Resources will include readings, video interviews with practitioners, creative spiritual practices, real-life experimentation and weekly Q & A reports.

Exploring the structural components of scriptwriting to include format, theme, character development, and writing techniques. Students will also critique and discuss published works and provide analysis and feedback of their fellow classmates’ scripts based on precepts and principles learned in the class.

In the last two decades we've seen an electronic messaging evolution driven by the expansion of advanced technological devices. This "new media" use graphical interfaces to enable a new literacy of symbols, icons, color and images that supersedes text in the transference of meaning. This shift brings focus to the power in the visual communication, and the need for education on visual literacy. This course presents the fundamentals of visual communication and provides a context for understanding the subject matter in historical and present day applications.

Exploring the power of story and its impact on narrative in contemporary culture. This course introduces students to the nature, structure, and operations of story, as well as the functions of narrative in societies and cultures. It will also increase the ability to identify, create, manipulate and understand narrative This skill is not only necessary for self-presentation but also profoundly valuable in all professions.

Explores the artistic and technological aspects of communication through design in an increasingly digital world. Students will develop the skills needed to design language and emotion through topics including tv, films, social media communication, and values in the new digital world. Gain experience in applied learning through varied coursework.

When Can I Get Started?

We offer multiple start dates each year to give you flexibility in your education, life and work schedules.






A Career in Communicating Creatively

Is this Your Mission?

Storyteller, Storyteller and Writer, Brand Storyteller, Client Storyteller, Content Creator & Storyteller, Creative Storyteller, Global Communications & Storytelling, Master Storyteller, Digital Storyteller, Digital Storytelling Manager, Director of Storytelling, Film Storyteller, Hospital Storyteller, Senior Manager of Storytelling Strategy, Social Media Storyteller, Story Editor, Storytelling Program Manager, Storyteller Photojournalist, Visual Journalist & Storyteller, Visual Storyteller, VP of Corporate Storytelling




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How Much Will it Cost?

We offer tuition based upon country of residence.  According to the Human Development Index, all countries around the world fall into one of four categories:
  • (Tier 1) - Very High Human Development
  • (Tier 2) High Human Development
  • (Tier 3) Medium Human Development
  • (Tier 4) Low Human Development
Our tiered global tuition makes higher education affordable for everyone world wide.


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Tiered tuition based on country of origin and scholarships available.  Find your country of residence here for more information.
Tuition may be further reduced by participating in the Sponsorship Program.