Loyola University Maryland announces new master’s program

By Catholic Review Staff
Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore has announced that beginning this fall it plans to begin offering a master’s degree in emerging media with courses offered primarily online.
The program is designed to meet the demand for communication professionals who understand what new media can bring to their organizations, according to information from the university. 
The program, which will be offered primarily online, is for students with a range of educational and professional backgrounds and levels of experience, according to information from the university. Students can be part-time or full-time, with full-time students able to complete the program in one year. Part-time students have up to 42 months.
“Both within and outside the traditional communication industries, an ever-increasing number of careers require an understanding of how organizations successfully engage with their diverse audiences,” said Elliot King, chairman of Loyola’s communication department, in a statement. “Our rigorous program and its innovative curriculum will prepare students to excel as professionals in this changing landscape, and challenge them to explore and address new communication opportunities as they emerge, not just the cutting-edge technologies of today.”
The program was designed by the university’s communications department, according to information from the university. Department faculty will teach the new, specialized courses, which include Media Innovation, Emerging Media in Strategic Communication and Law and Regulation for Emerging Media.
The curriculum covers intermediate and advanced topics in content creation, web and mobile app production, ethics, entrepreneurship and social media, among others.
Courses will be offered during fall, spring and summer semesters. Students will be admitted on a rolling basis.
For information or to apply, visit loyola.edu/emergingmedia.
Feb. 23, 2013 CatholicReview.org 

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