Asbury University

School of Graduate and Professional Studies

MA in Communications: Digital Storytelling

Program Information

Degree Offered:

MA in Communications: Digital Storytelling

Format: Online

Program Description:

As a SACS accredited, top five ranked Regional College (South) by US News and World Report, the program combines distinguished academics and unique, real world applications. Russian writer Leo Tolstoy once quipped, “All great literature is one of two stories; a man goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town.” Stories are in all of us. They are an expression of who we are. Therefore, the Digital Storytelling program is for anyone who wants to use narrative as a way of sharing and interpreting experience, creating community, engaging culture, and generating universal understanding. Having enrolled in the Digital Storytelling program, every student will: Become more competent when telling stories in any field, thus becoming more marketable to prospective employees. Learn the craft of creating relevant, audience-centered stories through character, plot, and action that enable participants to experience the events of the story. Learn how to use narrative as a teaching tool for communicating key ideas and themes. Learn the methods of communicating stories that have the greatest audience impact. Learn to use story as a way of knowing and revealing possibilities. That is, story helps students and others reveal that which is achievable, that which is within our potential, and that which serves as the foundation for vision. Gain practical hands-on experience in creating engaging, visual, and imaginative material. These are the acquired benefits when students take ownership of and partner with the Master’s of Digital Storytelling program. From the start this master’s program is more than a way of exchanging information and promoting ideas. Rather, the program is about learning how to write more powerful stories, experiencing narrative techniques to explain universal life experiences, and learning how to integrate narrative principles and digital tools to communicate meaning. We show students how to use their voice to create a compelling vision for the world.

Accreditation:

As a SACS accredited, top five ranked Regional College (South) by US News and World Report, the program combines distinguished academics and unique, real world applications

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 542 USD