An internship in strategic branding and public relations can provide you with practical experience in a variety of PR job functions. Certificate students must complete a minimum of 20 units of program curriculum (5 courses), with a GPA of 3.0 or better, before enrolling in the internship.
This program is perfect for...
- Individuals who want to develop the skills needed to communicate on behalf of a brand, organization, celebrity, entertainment property, or a social/political cause
- Sales personnel and organizational planners who craft press releases, executive presentations, and responses to regulators
- Individuals responsible for public relations, marketing, advertising, corporate, community, and media relations
- Business owners desiring increased knowledge in managing their company's persona
What you can learn.
- Effective and persuasive communications skills for public relations
- Fundamentals of brand management, strategy, and public relations
- Best practices in working with the media
- Crisis management and communications
What our certificates have done for our students.
feel a certificate helped them enhance their careers
1 in 4
received a salary increase after starting a certificate program
switched careers after completing a certificate program
recommend a certificate program to others
Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.
Estimated Cost Breakdown
All courses in this program are paid for individually, unless otherwise noted. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.
Application & Candidacy Fee
Estimated Program Tuition
Estimated program textbook/materials
*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.
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The Henri Bollinger Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2019 by the Pansky Family in tribute to beloved and respected UCLA Extension instructor, the late Henri Bollinger.
This annual scholarship provides funding to cover the cost of one course (up to $800) for an individual who has a passion for continuing education and professional development in public relations and who is working toward completion of the Strategic Branding and Public Relations Certificate. The course must be part of the certificate.
Please note: The 2019-2020 scholarship cycle is now closed. Applications for the 2020-2021 scholarship cycle will re-open during the summer of 2020.