Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Curriculum

Year 1: Foundation (18 credit hours)

Semester I

  • COMM 400—Introduction to Digital Media
  • COMM 405—Narrative Communication Techniques
  • COMM 420—Digital Production: Story Telling

Semester II

  • COMM 430—Digital Design
  • COMM 425—Audiences and Distribution
  • Elective

Year 2: Applications (18 credit hours)

Semester III

  • COMM 415—Research Methods: Discovering and Investigating Stories
  • Elective
  • Elective

Semester IV:

  • COMM 450 Capstone
  • COMM 410—The Law and Digital Media
  • Elective

When do classes meet?

Each course numbered Comm 400 or above is held one night per week between 7-9:30pm.

Full-time students take three courses per semester.

Part-time students take two courses per semester. Please contact the graduate program director to find out which two courses are required each semester.

What are electives?

Electives are courses you take alongside upper-level Loyola undergraduates. Because you are graduate students, you will be asked to do more work than the undergraduates.

What days/times are electives scheduled for?

Every semester, we offer some or all of the electives listed below.

The days and times of these classes changes every semester.

We always offer some 300 level classes between 7–9:30 p.m. to accommodate students who work during the day.

What are my elective options?  

Below are the classes that will count towards your degree in Digital Media and Storytelling.

  • COMM 205 Reporting I
  • COMM 207: Photojournalism*
  • COMM 210: Principles of Public Relations
  • COMM 211: Principles of Advertising
  • COMM 214: Intro to Creative Concepts
  • COMM 256: Broadcast News*
  • COMM 258: Game Studies
  • COMM 261: Sociable Media
  • COMM 300 Persuasive Campaigns
  • COMM 306 Environmental Advocacy
  • COMM 311: Health Communication
  • COMM 312 Special Events Planning
  • COMM 313 Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • COMM 314 Public Relations Cases
  • COMM 315 Advanced Reporting
  • COMM 317 Media Planning
  • COMM 318 Writing for Public Relations
  • COMM 319 Communication Consulting
  • COMM 320 Public Service Communication
  • COMM 322 Guerilla Media
  • COMM 321 Advertising Campaigns
  • COMM 326: Screenwriting *
  • COMM 327 New Media Campaign
  • COMM 328 Magazine Design and Production
  • COMM 330: Intermediate Advertising Design *
  • COMM 337 AD/PR Multimedia Commercial Production
  • COMM 338 Narrative Production
  • COMM 339 Documentary Production
  • COMM 358 Newscasting/Producing *
  • COMM 359 Advanced Post-Production
  • DIGH 400 Introduction to Digital Humanities Research
  • DIGH 401 Introduction to Computing
  • COMM 370-374 Special Topics (Courses vary by semester but include Media Entrepreneurship, Web Site Content for Small Businesses, Producing Virtual Reality, Podcasting for Social Justice and Backpack Journalism)

You may also take an internship or enroll in a directed study with prior approval.

*Dependent on past experience, space and student’s goals.

Check out the Course Listings and Syllabi pages for full descriptions of each course offered.

Contact us for more information or apply to Loyola and join one of the best digital media programs available.