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THE PROGRAM

Media Writing Essentials includes five on-demand courses covering topics such as The Landscape of Letters: An Introduction, Prewriting: Before You Write a Word, Writing in Practice, Writing for the Web, and The Professional Writer Today. The total length of each course is 2-3 hours, and each course is broken into several shorter modules and activities that students complete at their own pace.
Courses are taught by The New School faculty. Students will also receive career insights from industry experts and leaders.
There are no other prerequisites. All you need is a passion for writing, media, and learning.
Students must be at least 13 to participate.
Media Writing Essentials is a non-credit program. Students who complete the program will earn a non-credit certificate in Media Writing Essentials from The New School.
By the end of the course, you will have developed skills and knowledge for a published writer or to advance a career in media writing. In addition, you will have received a non-credit certificate from The New School that you can proudly add to your LinkedIn profile and your resume. It is a credential that can open doors to a future in the media industry. Plus, you will have explored the various career paths in the industry and identified your areas of passion and the career possibilities within the world of media writing.
Whenever you like — the program is entirely self-paced and on-demand. So you can study and access the program lessons whenever and wherever you want.
It varies from person to person, but be prepared to work hard and dedicate about 30-40 hours in total.
With your enrollment, you will have unlimited access to the entire program for one year from the day you enroll in the program.
After one year, if you need more time to complete the program, you will have an option to pay a monthly subscription fee to continue your access to the program materials.
We want you to succeed (and we love the environment)! That’s why we’ve kept all program materials online. You can access and review the materials whenever you like through the course login page, which you’ll receive once you enroll — all you need is an internet-connected device.
Class videos or materials are not downloadable. However, once enrolled, you will have unlimited access to all videos and materials for 12 months.
You can access the program on your computer, tablet, or smartphone, but the best experience is on your computer.
People with all experience levels and in all stages of their career benefit from enrolling in Media Writing Essentials. But you will have something in common with all of our students — a passion for writing and a desire to build a successful career doing what you love! Our students might aspire to become published writers, already be working in the industry and looking to get ahead, or working in a different sector looking to switch careers. They might be heading to college, in college, or just out of college and want to build skills and gain valuable experience that will set them apart in a hyper-competitive industry. They might be your future professional and personal network in the media world. They might be like you — a future voice in the world of media!
This certificate will lay the groundwork for you to pursue your goals in whatever direction you choose. You might even find that you want to deepen your knowledge further. If you do, Yellowbrick and The New School has you covered with additional non-credit certificate programs here.

ENROLLMENT DETAILS

The entire program’s cost, including all five-course modules, related activities, and The New School Certificate of Completion upon finishing, is $999. There are also installment payment plans available, starting as low as $99/month. Complete pricing will be sent to you upon acceptance into the program.

To receive The New School Certificate of Completion, you’ll need to have all installments paid in full and have completed all program requirements.

We accept almost any type of credit or debit card. So if you have a Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, or Discover card, we’ll accept it. If you enroll outside the United States, tuition is charged in your local currency at the prevailing currency exchange rate.

No. However, we offer subscription options that allow you to pay a monthly fee instead of a single lump sum. Our mission is to make education accessible, which means also offering different options to access the program. You can pay upfront, of course, or you can enroll in a subscription option. Complete details on pricing and subscription options will be sent to you upon acceptance into the program.

Through the generosity of partners, we also have some scholarship programs available to students who qualify. You can learn more about scholarships and apply here.

The application for Media Writing Essentials is entirely online and only takes a few minutes to complete. You can apply here: https://www.yellowbrick.co/apply/?program=media-writing
That’s easy. Once we have received your tuition payment, your spot is secured. As soon as your class cohort opens, you will receive a welcome email with your login instructions, and you can begin immediately. The program is 100% online and self-paced so that you can complete it on your schedule.
You can withdraw from a session hassle-free and at no cost within 24 hours of enrollment. After that, you have up to 7 days to withdraw to get a full refund, minus a $100 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued for enrollments past seven days. For subscription options, you may cancel before the renewal of your subscription by emailing hello@yellowbrick.co (see Terms of Service).

ABOUT US

Yellowbrick is the company that powers the Media Writing Essentials program. Our mission at Yellowbrick is to empower dreamers to achieve their calling. We partner with top universities and brands to create experiences that tap into passion points to spark success, fuel personal advancement, and unlock doors to fulfilling paths for our students. Visit www.yellowbrick.co to learn more.
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