The Master of Science in Digital Media is a 37 credit program that prepares U.S. and international students having an undergraduate background in communications for successful careers in the field of digital media (video, audio, desktop publishing, and web technologies). The program's goal is to develop professionals who will be able to:
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Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School. In addition, applicants should have at least an undergraduate minor in Communication or one of its components. Students are strongly encouraged to begin the program in the summer.
The Master of Science in Digital Media may be completed in 12 to 18 months. The program requires Core Competencies, Additional Competencies, Experiential, and Elective coursework in the Department of Communication and selected other units. Two major projects utilizing multiple digital media components, with presentation to the faculty and students of the Department of Communication, are required.
|Core Requirements (16 cr)
| COMM 500
|| Graduate Digital Media
| COMM 596
|| Video Production
|COMM 597|| Audio Editing
|COMM 598|| Graphic Design and Digital Publishing
|COMM 599||Multi-Media and Web Design|| 3 cr
|COMM 600||Communication Technology Forum||1 cr|
| Supporting Competencies (9 cr)
One Course from the following options
| COMM 601
|| Social Media
|| 3 cr
|COMM 602|| Ethical Issues in Digital Media
|| 3 cr
|COMM 603||Legal Environment of Digital Media||3 cr|
| Management (3 cr)
One course from the following options
|ICP 620||Cross-Cultural Management|| 3 cr
| ICP 621
||Global Leadership & Team Development|| 3 cr
|IT 640||System Integration and Administration||3 cr|
| Communication (3 cr)
Three credits in Communication (as approved by the program director)
|Experiential Training (6 cr)|
| COMM 700
|| Graduate Project in Digital Media
| COMM 701
||Graduate Project II in Digital Media|| 3 cr
| Note: Students may substitute 3 credits of COMM 687 for COMM 700 requirement
upon approval of the graduate program director
Electives (6 cr)
Early Entry Option for VU Undergraduates
Qualified VU juniors and seniors may apply to begin graduate course work in Digital Media prior to graduation. This unique program allows students to save time and money on their graduate programs. For more information, students should speak with their academic advisors and contact an admissions counselor at the Graduate School.
Students may be surprised to discover the affordable tuition rate at Valparaiso University. Tuition for the 2014-2015 academic year is $595 per credit hour which is highly competitive for a private institution of recognized national quality. Full-time graduate students pay a $189 general fee each fall and spring semester. Part-time graduate students pay a $101 general fee each fall and spring semester. Financial aid is available through direct and indirect student loans for students taking 6 credits or more during fall and spring semesters. Because most course offerings are scheduled for the evening, many students hold part- or full-time employment during their study.
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