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Certificate in Media Ministry

Certificate in Media Ministry Online


Program Overview


Help your church or religious organization expand its mission in the innovative A-State Certificate in Media Ministry online program. Whether you’re a minister or parishioner, become an expert in outreach through technology—video, graphics and other multimedia tools—to broaden your organization’s impact.

icon $3,096 Total Tuition
icon As few as 8 months Program Duration
icon 12 Credit Hours
icon $3,096 Total Tuition
icon As few as 8 months Program Duration
icon 12 Credit Hours
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This affordable program is devoted specifically to the ministry, so you will be able to create, design and implement a media strategy directly for a religious organization. Plus, you can apply the courses in the certificate program as credit when you enroll in an A-State undergraduate degree program.

Learn industry-relevant skills that employers are looking for:

  • Media ministry creation, design and implementation
  • Production of effective video content for ministry and outreach purposes
  • Adobe Premiere and Adobe Audition
  • Best practices in producing video graphics for religious organizations

Prepare for careers like these:

  • Church Media Director
  • Youth Pastor
  • Church Campus Media Manager
  • Media Technician
  • Multimedia Storyteller – Evangelism/Outreach

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Tuition


Our Certificate in Media Ministry online program offers the same affordable tuition to all U.S. residents. All fees are included in the total tuition.

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Total Tuition $3,096
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Tuition Per Credit Hour $258
Per Credit Hour Per Course
U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total
$218.00 $40.00 $258.00 $654.00 $120.00 $774.00

Calendar


Our Certificate in Media Ministry online program is designed to be flexible and convenient, featuring accelerated coursework and multiple start dates per year. Add to your education while continuing to work.

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Term Length Course Begin Course End Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Day to Withdraw
Spring 2021 7 wk 01/12/2021 02/26/2021 12/16/2020 12/18/2020 01/07/2021 01/08/2021 02/12/2021
7 wk 03/08/2021 04/30/2021 02/22/2021 02/26/2021 03/04/2021 03/05/2021 04/16/2021
Summer 2021 5 wk 06/01/2021 07/02/2021 05/17/2021 05/21/2021 05/27/2021 05/28/2021 06/18/2021
5 wk 07/06/2021 08/06/2021 06/21/2021 06/25/2021 07/01/2021 07/02/2021 07/23/2021
Fall 2021 7 wk 08/24/2021 10/08/2021 08/09/2021 08/13/2021 08/19/2021 08/20/2021 09/25/2021
7 wk 10/18/2021 12/10/2021 10/04/2021 10/08/2021 10/14/2021 10/15/2021 11/27/2021
Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from A-State?

Admissions


To apply to our Certificate in Media Ministry online program, you must have a high school diploma with at least a 2.75 GPA or GED score of 500 (if taken before 2002) or 525 (if taken in or after 2002). Review full admission requirements below.

  • When completing the online application, select 100% online student and then complete all the steps in the application process.
  • Select three emphasis areas and submit this form.
  • Pay $30.00 non-refundable application fee
  • Submit an official High School Transcript with at least a 2.75 GPA or GED score of 500 (if taken prior to 2002) or 525 (if taken in or since 2002). The High School/GED requirement is waived for students who have previously successfully completed 13 or more transferrable college credit hours.
  • Submit official Test Scores (e.g., ACT and SAT). Test scores are considered official if they are delivered directly to us from a testing center or from your high school on your official transcript. Test scores are valid for a period of five years from the date of the exam. The test score requirement is waived for students who have previously successfully completed 24 or more transferrable college credit hours.
    • ACT test scores of 21 or greater on the composite score as well as 19 on the Math, Reading, and English sub-scores
    • SAT test score of 1070
  • Cumulative college GPA of at least 2.0 on previous college coursework.
  • No remediation courses are available for this program. If a student does not show test scores that clear the need for remediation, they must show completion of or readiness for the following program courses:
    • English requirement: Students may be considered eligible for admission based on completion of English Composition I, English Composition II, or Writing Fundamentals with a grade of C or better.
    • Math requirement: Students may be considered eligible for admission based on completion of College Algebra or Intermediate Algebra with a grade of D or better.
  • No conditional admission status is available for this program.
  • Foreign born students must submit an attested or notarized copy of their high school diploma in English. Students seeking to transfer from a non-U.S. university or college must submit official transcripts from these institutions. Transcripts will be evaluated by Arkansas State University. Proof of English proficiency may be required.

Additional Information

Submit all documents to:

A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467

Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: [email protected]

For Non-US Postal Mail Overnight Delivery Only:

Academic Partnerships
c/o Central Receiving
2713 Pawnee St.
Jonesboro, AR 72401

Courses


To earn the Certificate in Media Ministry online, you will complete the following four courses (12 credit hours).

MDIA 2223: Video Production I

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Introductory course that focuses on the basics of creating videos in the field and studio by shooting good video, recording good audio, editing raw footage into a coherent story or presentation, and sharing finished videos.

MDIA 3223: Video Production II

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Intermediate course exploring non-linear editing techniques and practices, as well as the history and theory of film/video editing. Topics include post-production workflow, video formats and compression, exporting, sound design, color correction, and multicam editing. Prerequisite: MDIA 3223.

MDIA 4353: Corporate Media Production

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Study the field and function of media production for business and nonprofit organizations. The course addresses client contact, budgeting, analysis of production problems, design and writing of scripts for promotion, training and news in corporate and industrial settings.

MDIA 4483: Broadcast Graphics

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Development and production of graphics for video, television, and internet-based media.

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