Join our content creation training program and learn how to turn Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram accounts into a money generating business. In this flexible, one-year program you will learn video storytelling, the culture and business of gaming, blogging and social media marketing, and much more. Coursework emphasizes practical, hands-on work and learning experiences tailored to what you want to do. Graduates will have the skills and training to become independent content creators on social media, continue to more advanced degree programs or take on new professional opportunities in their current careers.
Who Is the Content Creation Program Designed For?
The digital content creation training program is a great fit for students who are interested in working in social media, gaming and other areas of digital business and marketing. Whether you are a small business owner looking to improve your digital presence, an outdoorsman wanting to share your adventurous lifestyle with the world, or a gamer looking to build an online following, this program is for you. This program is specifically designed to meet the educational needs of students with limited internet access or in rural Alaska communities.
What is content creation?
Content creators are marketers and digital storytellers. They provide information to guide our decisions, entertain us and keep us up-to-date on the latest news. Their job is to attract and engage followings, bring new visitors to websites, and ultimately generate revenue for themselves or their business.
Content creators are experts at generating creative ideas that will resonate with their audiences, and then communicating those ideas through different types of media, including Instagram feeds, video tutorials, blog posts and online news stories. This program focuses primarily on digital content creation for social media, as well as the emerging world of eSports.
How is the content creation program delivered?
All courses for the digital content creation program are available entirely through online asynchronous courses. You can take classes through distance education in your own home or through campus computer labs. All of the courses are specifically designed for the content creation program, and have been altered to be completed with the resources available in an average home. Expect the content creation program to take about one year to complete.
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Why Study Digital Content Creation at UAF?
Experiential learning in the content creation program
Practical, hands-on training is an important part of your work throughout the content creation program:
- Learn how to produce quality videos using a Smartphone and common household items
— and create a personal three-minute video on the topic of your choice to use on social
- Explore the history and business of video games, gaming in different countries, e-sports
vs. streaming, how to build a fan base, how to monetize gaming platforms, and more.
- Discover how to tell your story in effective and interesting ways, establish your online presence, and use your own unique experiences (including Alaska and the rural village lifestyle) to develop your storytelling.
Explore Classes in the Content Creation Program
The content creation training program prepares you to move social media beyond recreational use and turn Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram accounts into money generating businesses. Required classes for the occupational endorsement cover topics such as the culture and business of gaming, video storytelling, IT support fundamentals and interpersonal communication.
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