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Communication and Media: Digital Media

Master of Science

Master the digital world

A master’s in communication with a specialization in digital media from Lynn University can enhance your career, or open the door to a number of interesting, high-level media jobs.

With this digital media degree program, you’ll study the aesthetics of digital photography, drawing/design theories, image-making, animation, motion graphics and more. Use social media, video production, journalism and digital story-telling techniques to create persuasive messages that target distinct audiences and generate real results. Then, reinforce your work with the latest design software to take your messaging to an entirely new dimension. 

What you’ll learn in the digital media program

  • Advanced digital media skills 
  • Latest design software 
  • Digital storytelling, imagemaking, animation and motion graphics

Curriculum & requirements

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Career opportunities

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Estimated tuition per credit

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At Lynn University, we embrace technology by encouraging our students to engage with course content through iPads, and our professors can develop custom course materials. 

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Beyond the classroom

Step outside the classroom and enjoy hands-on learning opportunities and real-world experiences.

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Learning is more than sitting in a classroom 

Complete one three-week J-Term course and explore innovative ideas, topics and experiential learning. 

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Digital media curriculum

Lynn’s advanced communication program is designed for media professionals who plan to take their career to the next level. You’ll gain a strong foundation in communication and media theory, research, law and history with multiple layers of practical application in content production and delivery. You’ll also have many hands-on opportunities. So when it’s time to graduate, you’ll be prepared for a variety of media jobs. You may take this course completely online.

Course preview

GVC 530 Aesthetics of Digital Photography
Examine photographic aesthetics, illustrative tenets, professional practices, photojournalism and the potential of visual storytelling. Study contemporary issues in digital photography. Learn sophisticated digital image manipulation, digital camera use, studio and natural lighting, and visual interpretation. 

GVC 570 Digital Storytelling
Track a fictitious or documentary digital production from the stages of preproduction through post-production editing. Examine the history, role and working practice of documentary, narrative or abstract digital filmmaking. Prepare scripts, film and edit footage, and study and practice storytelling techniques derived from visual theory. 

GVC 580 Animation and Motion Graphics
Explore traditional, experimental and digital animation as well as motion graphics techniques and styles. Examine the history and methodologies of past and contemporary animators. Learn how to integrate and manipulate compositional elements across a nonlinear timeline in order to generate content for video, interactive installations or websites.

Graduates must complete a total of 37 credits.

Communication and media jobs and careers

With your master’s in communication with a specialization in digital media, you can pursue a number of media jobs and careers, including: 

  • Art director
  • Advertising and design consultant
  • Animator
  • Web designer
  • Multimedia producer
  • Media specialist

Graduates of the master’s in communication with a specialization in digital media program have gone on to work for many well-known organizations, such as: 

  • CNBC, WCBS-TV and NFL Films 
  • Elite Marketing Strategies
  • Dew Imagery and Design
  • Little’s Photography
  • Verizon Wireless
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