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Communication, Business & Media

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Real-time social media, cloud computing, radio, interactive advertising, i-pads, 3-D television, broadband services, digital publishing, film, mobile communications, cable, strategic branding, magazines, wireless technologies, newspapers, video gaming, creative platforms, advocacy campaigning, satellites, integrated marketing, apps and the Internet itself.

You’ve got a rich variety of opportunities for an exciting future and a rewarding career in the rapidly changing, quickly growing field of communication and media.

North’s contemporary certificates and degree program in Communication, Business and Media (CB&M) and optional professional certificate in Communication and Media Arts (C&MA) can get you started on your own fast track with the kinds of knowledge, skills, experiences and connections you need to succeed.

Enhanced Job Options

CB&M/C&MA’s innovative combination of training and studies enhances and optimizes your preparation for competitively applying for corporate and not-for-profit positions in media management, marketing, sales, public information, news, media design and production.

You can also complete select communication, media, art and business courses to update your knowledge and upgrade your skills for the job you’ve got now. 

Curriculum Features

Interact with practitioners currently working in the field, who facilitate and support CB&M/C&MA seminar, workshop and practicum courses.

Take advantage of additional off-campus connections with mentoring practitioners and employers directly linked with North’s internship and worker retraining services.

Follow your own personalized/customized path through the program. Choose a specialist emphasis in communication, in art or in business or a generalist balance of two or all three.

Created with the ongoing cooperation and support of Seattle media leaders and their organizations, the CB&M/C&MA curricula are strategically sequenced and staggered across the four quarters of each academic year to maximize your ease of access to required and elective coursework for certificates and degree completion.

Successfully completing the C&MA certificate or CB&M certificate or degree can help you competitively enter the marketplace as a smart practitioner who can effectively and efficiently serve various constituents and communities — enabling you to better:

 • anticipate and respond to individual needs and organizational interests;

 • support and coordinate people, resources and projects;

 • listen, speak and write well;

 • expand and update multiple media literacies and skills.

Design for Both Professionals & Students Starting Out

The unique program in Communication, Business and Media (CB&M) with its complementary creative certificate in Communication and Media Arts (C&MA) is designed for professionals who want to reposition themselves within the marketplace or their current work, as well as for students who want to start a career in communication and media as:

an online publication manager, account executive, research specialist, corporate trainer, sales director, electronic journalist, art director, video game developer, promotional coordinator, production operations manager, media buyer, Web site designer, copywriter or media consultant.

CB&M and C&MA’s training and studies emphasize media management, marketing, sales, public information, news, media design and production, preparing graduates to competitively apply for positions within a variety of private and public sector settings, including:

an Internet based company, public relations firm, television station, not-for-profit advocacy group, publishing house, marketing communications organization, business corporation, radio network, digital art studio, government institution, advertising agency or media research center.

Strong Mentoring

Faculty members and select working practitioners, in cooperation with Advising, individually advise and mentor you through the processes of fulfilling the certificates and degree requirements.

Program Coordinator
Scott Ku
(206) 934-4544

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Division

IB 2312

Division Contacts
(206) 934-3709

Mailing Address
NSC Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Division
9600 College Way N
Seattle, WA 98103