Digital media has revolutionized the way we communicate. Stories are being told through a variety of mediums—online newspapers, 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. You may focus on a specialty track within the program from the following focuses: journalism, advertising, public relations, or documentary filmmaking.
You may also take courses in all four of these areas.
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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