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Visual Storytelling Certificate
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Visual Storytelling
Program Number: 908013CERT
Your Degree:
Area of Study:
Arts, Design and Humanities
Delivery Method:
Some Online/Some In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
15 Credits | Finish in 1 semester
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  • Program Overview

    ​​​The Visual Storytelling Certificate is for students interested in a career in multimedia communications. The certificate will provide students with foundational skills needed to land paid internships, part-time and full-time jobs in the professional areas of videography, photography, and social media communications. 

    Program Details

    Students earning the Visual Storytelling Certificate can attend full or part time.

    Visual Storytelling classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

    • Madison - Truax
    • Madison - South
    • Reedsburg
    • Portage
    • Fort Atkinson
    • Watertown

    For more information email Larry Hansen at lhansen@madisoncollege.edu.

  • Curriculum and Experience

    Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2024-2025 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

    Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:

    • Progress toward your specific requirements
    • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

    If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.

    Required Courses
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    1 credit
  • Admission

    Earning a certificate is a great way to expand your skill set, and it adds professionalism to a resume. Applications are always open, so apply today!

    To Apply

    There are no admission requirements for this certificate, simply submit your application by the deadline for each term.

    International students who wish to apply for, maintain, or transfer their F-1 student visa status to Madison College are required to complete the International Admission Process.

    Fall Application Dates

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is October 15, 2024

    Spring Application Dates

    • Application available on September 15, 2024
    • Application completion deadline is March 15, 2025

    Additional Notes

    • Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid
    • Class capacity is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis
    • Students who have already completed the certificate coursework at the time of application will receive the certificate diploma at the end of the term of application

    After Acceptance

    Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College. 


    Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or 608.246.6210.


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    Get Started!

    Apply to Madison College and take the first step towards your Visual Storytelling career.

    It's Free to Apply

  • Career Outcomes

    • Apply the concepts and principles of visual storytelling in the development of multimedia projects in journalism and corporate or non-profit communications.
    • Use high-level video and television broadcast recording equipment in a professional manner while on location for video shoots.
    • Use professional quality photography equipment in a skilled manner while on location for photography shoots.
    • Edit and publish video and photo stories using a variety of video and photography post-production software programs.
    • Design websites that showcase video and photography projects.
    • Create social media campaigns that share video and photography projects on a variety of platforms.
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Madison Truax Campus
Main Building, C2433

1701 Wright Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53704