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As of May 2020, the University is no longer accepting applications for Continuing Education certificates. 

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Social Media Marketing Certificate

Immerse yourself in the world of online marketing, content, and branding with the Social Media Marketing Certificate. This program provides in-depth experience, real-world clients, and know-how for creating strategies to build brand presence online. Read about this program on Technical.ly Philly

The emphasis of the Social Media Marketing Certificate program is on developing a digital skillset for producing online content and gaining a proficiency in data analysis related to social media marketing. This program will prepare you for an entry-level position within an agency or brand — or to launch a freelance career. 

    Coming soon.

    Past visiting artists, events & lectures have included:

    Morgan Berman, MilkCrate
    Grow. Engage. Monetize. Engagement and Impact through Tech for Arts Leaders
    Joint program with GPCA, MilkCrate, CultureWorks

    Suzanne Cotter, Director, Marketing & Communications, Think Company
    Swabreen Bakr, Marketing Manager at BlackStar Film Festival
    Ashley Bernard, Marketing Communications Specialist, Delphic
    Alisha Miranda, Panel Moderator
    Social Media Marketing Panel: The Modern Marketer
    The Modern Marketer: a discussion on what it means to work in today's digital landscape. Topics included achieving customer success, navigating web-based projects and how to excel in campaign management.

    Valerie Hoke, Chatterblast
    Redefining what it means to Facebook Creep: Monitoring on Social Media
    Valerie Hoke is an editor on ChatterBlast Media's creative team, where she oversees content creation for clients such as Comcast, Hitachi Consulting and Aqua America. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor's degree in English and has written for publications like Technical.ly Philly and the Phoenix New Times.

    Pay as you go by semester.


    • Overview of Social Media Marketing 5 weeks | 2.0 credits | Tuition: $600, Fee: $40
    • Effective Copywriting for Digital Content 5 weeks | 2.0 credits | Tuition: $600, Fee: $40


    • Project Management 5 weeks | 2.0 credits | Tuition: $600, Fee: $40
    • Visual Creative for Digital Media 5 weeks | 2.0 credits | Tuition: $600, Fee: $40


    • Digital Marketing Strategies 5 weeks | 2.0 credits | Tuition: $600, Fee: $40
    • Assessing, Analyzing & Monitoring Social Media 5 weeks | 2.0 credits | Tuition: $600, Fee: $40

      Total credits: 12
      Total tuition & fees: $3,840
      Matriculation fee*: $100

       Total program cost: $3,940 

      *one-time payment due upon acceptance into the Social Media Marketing Certificate. If you are already enrolled in a certificate program and entering a second certificate program, the matriculation fee is discounted to $50.


      As of May 2020, the University is no longer accepting applications for Continuing Education certificates. Please direct all questions and inquiries to ce@uarts.edu.


      If accepted, students must submit a non-refundable matriculation fee of $100 to hold their place in the program. The matriculation fee is used to cover costs associated with the certificate program such as UArts student photo ID and computer lab access.

      Social Media Marketing Course Sequence

      Participants complete the 12-credit course sequence in three semesters (Spring, Summer, Fall). All classes are five weeks long.  Classes meet on campus once a week on Tuesdays from 6-9 pm. Additionally, students attend two Thursday night guest speaker events (Spotlight Case Study, Brand Side, Creative Brief, Agency Life Presentation) as well as the last Thursday night of the five-week block to present final projects.

      1: Overview of Social Media Marketing

      Social media represents one of the most significant changes in consumer media behavior in history, resulting in fundamental shifts in the way marketers communicate and interact with audiences. This course provides practical knowledge to implement strategies towards effective use in your organization. You will develop an understanding of the changing world of social media, considering editorial calendars, appropriate use, social listening, policy and copyright, website optimization, emerging platforms, resources management, and content development. Features a spotlight case study. (First course | 2 cr | 5 Weeks | $640)

      2: Effective Writing for Digital Content

      Writing engaging copy is essential to any digital marketing strategy. However, traditional copywriting does not always translate effectively to the digital landscape. New marketing channels created by evolving digital technology require new ways of communication. Learn the techniques to develop and create copy for marketing emails, websites, online advertising, social media, blogs and mobile technologies. By the end of the course you'll have completed several pieces of a digital marketing campaign for your portfolio. Features a spotlight case study. (Second course | 2 cr | 5 Weeks | $640)

      3: Project Management

      From business development to project management, this course offers a comprehensive guide to best practices for digital agency operations. You will examine all aspects of digital agency operation from finding the right clients and negotiating the best price for your services, to contract writing basics, efficient scheduling, and managing project workflow. You will be able to scope potential work, create project tasks and identify and confirm user requirements, including interviewing techniques, and present solutions to common project problems. (Third course | 2 cr | 4 sessions | $640)

      4: Visual Creative for Digital Media

      This course covers branding, photography, video, and graphics tools for creating graphs, infographics, and other elements that are essential to an effective social media strategy. (Fourth course | 2 cr | 5 Weeks | $640)

      5: Digital Marketing Strategies

      Digital media and mobile and smart technologies have made way for new marketing channels. Today’s marketers must be familiar with the ever-evolving digital landscape to stay connected and relevant to their customers. In this course, learn how to drive traffic to a website through a multi-channel approach and convert visitors into customers. You will also learn how to create effective digital campaign strategies using viral marketing, social media, email and online ads. (Fifth course | 2 cr | 5 Weeks | $640)

      Final Course: Assessing, Analyzing + Monitoring Social Media

      Gain a functional understanding of various monitoring and analytic options across a wide variety of platforms, with a focus on applying these to real-world needs. Create a portfolio of monitoring plans and samples during in-class assignments. (Final course | 2 cr | 5 Weeks | $640)

      If you would like to meet with a staff member or schedule an advising session, please email ce@uarts.edu to schedule an appointment at our Center City Philadelphia office.  Philadelphia Campus Tours: Contact the Office of Admissions to arrange for a tour — admissions@uarts.edu  or  (215) 717 - 6049


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      School of Critical & Professional Studies
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      Philadelphia, PA 19107
      (215) 717 - 6006