Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Master of Communication: Digital Storytelling

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Digital media has revolutionized the way we communicate. Stories are being told through a variety of mediums—online newspapers and magazines, blogs, interactive websites, e-museums, at virtual meetings, and public events. Communications professionals must be able to investigate, write, design, produce, present, and distribute informative and influential stories in keeping with the latest trends in technology and audience preferences.

The Master's in Digital Media and Storytelling degree at Loyola is designed for post-baccalaureate students whose intentions are to enter professional markets with current and relevant skills putting stories into compelling narrative form through new and digital means. Our program gives you the opportunity to develop technical expertise while exploring different communications streams such as journalism, advertising, public relations, and documentary filmmaking. Courses take place at Loyola's Water Tower Campus in Chicago, a world-class city that is recognized as a leading communications and business district.

What Does the Communication Master's Program at Loyola Involve?

Loyola's two-year graduate program does not require that you completed your undergraduate degree in communications or media studies but prospective candidates should demonstrate an interest in digital media and/or storytelling in relation to:

  • Journalism
  • Advertising
  • Public relations
  • Documentary filmmaking

Here are some highlights of our MC in Digital Media and Storytelling degree program:

  • A total of 36 credit hours—18 each in Foundations and Applications, expanding your knowledge and technical skills in non-fictional narrative
  • Real-world curriculum equips students from diverse backgrounds with a broader, more in-depth skill set so that they can become productive members of communications teams in a variety of organizations
  • A Capstone course that integrates learning from all coursework and culminates in a professional project that is widely distributed to the public

Learn using state-of-the-art equipment in our Convergence Studio and technology labs. Loyola's practical curriculum focuses on current trends, issues, and advancements so you will graduate fully prepared to enter a globally connected, communication-related workforce.

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For more information about the Masters in Communication: Digital Storytelling, please contact the Patty Lamberti, Program Director, at 312.915.6548 or plamberti@luc.edu.