Emerging Media Program Loyola College of Arts and Sciences Loyola University Maryland

Emerging Media Program Loyola College of Arts and Sciences Loyola University Maryland

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Online Master of Arts in Emerging Media Program at Loyola University Maryland

Students in the online M.A. in Emerging Media degree program at Loyola University Maryland explore the role that new media plays in advertising, journalism, marketing, public relations, and other communication disciplines.

They acquire the fundamental knowledge and competencies needed to identify trends in communication media and develop strategies for applying new media to real-word settings. They also learn how to recognize the way new media platforms affect how people live, understand the world, and identify new communication tools for creating a more socially just world.

In addition, students gain an understanding of how new communication technologies impact businesses, nonprofit organizations, schools, and individuals, as well as professional and social arenas.

Ideal for a Recent Graduates and Professionals

The M.A. in Emerging Media degree program is open to college graduates of all majors and professional backgrounds. It is ideal for individuals who are interested in transitioning into new careers or expanding their communications knowledge and skills.

It is also designed for professionals who manage or support communication programs or work in advertising, journalism, public relations, and other traditional communication industries.

M.A. in Emerging Media Curriculum

The curriculum for the M.A. in Emerging Media degree program consists of 9 3-credit courses and a 6-credit capstone project, for a total of 33 credits. Twenty-seven credits of courses are taken online, and the remaining 6 credits of courses are completed in residence.

The program can be completed in 12 months of full-time study and up to 42 months of part-time study.

M.A. in Emerging Media Online Courses

Online courses include "Exploring Digital Culture," "The User Experience," "Law and Regulation for Emerging Media," and "Emerging Media Applications." Additional courses include "Application of New Media in Strategic Communication;" "Digital Divide;" "Emerging Applications in New Media;" "Exploring Digital Culture;" "Media Innovation;" and the "Capstone Project."

In Residence Courses

"Content Creation Bootcamp" and "Ethical Issues in New Media" are 1-week long (45 hours each) courses that take place at the university's Evergreen campus in Baltimore, Maryland.

The "Content Creation Bootcamp" provides an overview of the tools -- such as Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Adobe Premier -- used to create new media content. It also covers the techniques and strategies used to develop new media content.

"Ethical Issues in New Media" gives students a solid foundation in new media ethics. It covers ethical issues regarding Internet use and applications of new technology in journalism, marketing, promotions, and sourcing -- among other areas.

Capstone Project

Students work closely with faculty advisers to complete the "Emerging Media Capstone Project." They may choose to conduct original research on topics relevant to new media. Alternatively, they can develop applied projects that demonstrate proficiency in using new media or create new media communication strategies for organizations or companies.

Financial Aid for Graduate Students

Loyola University Maryland offers graduate students departmental grants, scholarships, and assistantships. In addition, students may qualify for federal loan programs. They may also enroll in Loyola's monthly payment plan program.

Emerging Media Faculty Members

Emerging media faculty members at Loyola University are prolific publishers and lecturers on topics and issues related to new and emerging media.

For example, Professor Russell J. Cook has authored and co-authored several books and articles, including "Screen Sense: A Phenomenology of Spectator Consciousness"; "Currents in Communication"; and "The Vietnam War."

In addition, Professor Jonathan Lille researches cultures and phenomena associated with digital media such as online journalism, web-based communities, and technology narratives of past eras. His work has been published in several journals including "Journalism Practice" and "Journalism and Mass Communication Educator."

Loyola University Maryland

Loyola University Maryland is located in Baltimore, Maryland, in the northeastern region of the United States. It was established in 1852, in the Jesuit tradition of providing rigorous programs that educate "the whole person."

Through its undergraduate programs, which are rooted in the liberal arts, Loyola helps students become well-rounded scholars and leaders capable of succeeding in all aspects of life.

Furthermore, Loyola's master's and doctoral programs prepare individuals for careers in leadership and service to society.

Diversity at Loyola

Nearly 6,000 students from 34 states and 20 countries attend Loyola University Maryland. This geographic, cultural, and ethnic diversity enriches Loyola's community and students' learning experiences. In addition, the university offers an array of study abroad programs, exchanges, and affiliations in countries like Australia, New Zealand, Spain, and Thailand.

Living and Learning in Baltimore

Known as "Charm City," Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland and a major economic center. It provides numerous employment, leisure, recreational, and service opportunities.

Students can explore culturally diverse neighborhoods, great restaurants, eclectic shopping outlets, exciting nightlife, and fascinating arts and culture venues. In addition, they can enjoy a wide-array of music, movies, festivals, sports competitions, and outdoor recreation, as well as notable attractions such as the Maryland Science Center and National Aquarium.

Location & Contact

Emerging Media Program

Loyola College of Arts and Sciences
Loyola University Maryland

4501 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210-2699
United States

Dr. Elliot King


Phone: 410-617-2528
Email: eking@loyola.edu

Dr. Neil Alperstein

Program Director

Phone: 410-617-2528
Email: nalperstein@loyola.edu

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