Masters of Arts in Digital Communication

Compare 6 Master of Art Programs in Digital Communication

Digital Communication

Having a master’s degree implies mastery of a specific academic discipline. A master’s is the next highest degree up from a bachelor’s and reflects a level of training that is higher than average but not yet at a doctorate level. Obtaining a master’s degree can be a powerful tool in improving job prospects and increasing earning potential, as well as a great personal achievement.

What is an MA in Digital Communication? This is a higher-level academic degree that reflects strong expertise of history, practical application and best practices in the field of communication with emphasis on digital technology. Classroom study focuses on learning the ins and outs of visual communication principles, including movement and composition in digital environments as well as gaining tactical knowledge of relevant software applications. Students learn hands-on methods of applying emerging technology to communication dilemmas via courses in digital media ethics and gain important skills in critical visual analysis via design-related courses.

There are numerous benefits to pursuing a master’s degree, not the least being the sense of personal gain. Graduates also typically experience a rapid expansion of job opportunities as they find the degree qualifies them to apply for new positions.

How much your graduate degree costs depends on which school you attend, the number of classes you take and whether you qualify for financial aid, scholarships and grants. To get the best answer, call your prospective school directly and touch bases with the admissions office.

Armed with an MA in Digital Communication, graduates often qualify for any number of jobs in the digital communication and media arts fields. Graduates often find positions as social media coordinators, digital journalists, public relations specialists and telecommunications specialists. Marketing opportunities can include online marketing specialist and interactive ad designer.

You too can unlock new opportunities with a graduate degree. Get started today -  search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master of Arts in Mass Communication Web Design

University of Florida - College of Journalism and Communications
Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 USA Gainesville + 1 more

Students in the Web Design and Online Communications program learn principles and advanced techniques in Internet design and strategic communication as it applies to news, commerce and entertainment media. [+]

MSc in Web Design and Online Communications

Students in the Web Design and Online Communications program learn principles and advanced techniques in Internet design and strategic communication as it applies to news, commerce and entertainment media. Students can begin the master’s degree or certificate program in the Fall, Spring and Summer terms.

The degree is taught entirely online and many courses, especially in the design sequence, feature live student-instructor interactions in Adobe Connect. This technology allows instructors and students to see and hear one another and share creative works.

The program is led by faculty members with extensive experience in the web design industry as well as in academic and theoretical research. Designed primarily as a part-time program for professionals trained in traditional media professions, students may also enroll full time and complete the 37-credit degree in three terms, with a load of four courses per term, including a capstone project class. Students attending part-time can choose two classes per term. ... [-]


MA Digital Direction

Royal College of Art
Campus Full time Part time 15 months September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Digital Direction is a 15-month Master’s programme starting in September. Digital Direction addresses media and storytelling in the digital era, assessing emerging issues associated with contemporary digital communication and the creative economy, training new creative leaders who are responsive to continually changing contexts, infrastructures and technologies and engendering a new wave of creative leadership. [+]

About the Programme

Digital Direction addresses media and storytelling in the digital era, assessing emerging issues associated with contemporary digital communication and the creative economy, training new creative leaders who are responsive to continually changing contexts, infrastructures and technologies and engendering a new wave of creative leadership. Graduates will develop a deep understanding of critical and experimental communication/media production, creation and design practices, and through applied innovation will address current and future contexts.

The programme prepares students to evolve and lead new approaches to media and storytelling through predictive innovation, enabled by rapidly changing cultural and industrial practices, plus uses of, and developments in, digital technologies. Centring on the interrelated domains of broadcasting, film and experience/brand, the programme addresses knowledge and skills gaps in four key areas of practice: production, direction, content development/making/writing and communication/digital media design.... [-]


MA/MSc in Linguistics: Language and Communication Technologies (Double Degree Programme)

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 24 months September 2019 Netherlands Groningen

How do we cope with the information overload of modern media? What is the best way to collect data in a multilingual environment? Find out in this international Double Degree track. [+]

How do we cope with the information overload of modern media? What is the best way to collect data in a multilingual environment? Find out in this International Double Degree track.

The track in Language and Communication Technologies combines Theoretical Linguistics and Computer Science. You will study language technology in a multi-lingual setting.

The two-year training is part of the prestigious international Erasmus Mundus programme. The first year you will start in Groningen. You will finish the track with a stay at one of our partner universities in the second year. After completing the programme, you will receive two Master's degrees: a degree in Linguistics in Groningen and a second Master's degree depending on the partner university you chose to stay at.... [-]


MA in Communication & Information Studies: Digital Humanities

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12 months February 2019 Netherlands Groningen

Do you want to be at the forefront of the digital turn in the humanities? The current information revolution opens up exciting perspectives for research and its applications in society. [+]

Do you want to be at the forefront of the digital turn in the humanities? The current information revolution opens up exciting perspectives for research and its applications in society.

We are witnessing many exciting new trends in information technology. The vast amount of digital data that is available nowadays opens up new research questions and opportunities for real-life applications. This Digital Humanities Master's track offers a systematic way to incorporate information technology in humanities research.

It trains students with a humanities background for the growing number of research and job opportunities that require processing of digital information. It reflects on the underlying theory and the impacts on our culture and society. It offers courses for creating, analyzing and visualizing humanities data. Finally, you will be skilled to work with professional databases, programming scripts, and statistical tools. In addition to the 60 ects programme, an optional internship for 30 ects that will be noted on your diploma is highly recommended.... [-]


MA in Communication, Media Practice and PR

Swansea University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom Swansea + 1 more

The MA in Communication, Media Practice and Public Relations (PR) is designed for students who want to focus their energy on the dynamic world of social media, develop their creative practice and professional writing skills or are looking to work in an entrepreneurial environment. [+]

The MA in Communication, Media Practice and Public Relations (PR) is designed for students who want to focus their energy on the dynamic world of social media, develop their creative practice and professional writing skills or are looking to work in an entrepreneurial environment.

Key Features

The MA offers syllabus-based practice in professional, contemporary media skills, taught by industry professionals with academic backgrounds. The programme includes modules in Professional Writing/Journalism, Visual Communications and Media Design, Video and Documentary Making and PR, Branding, and Promotion. Other modules in communication, theory, film, and history are also available.

The programme allows graduates to add valuable and desirable professional media skills for careers in business, journalism, public and media relations, broadcasting, advertising and marketing and industry professionals to acquire new media skills and qualifications that will enhance their continuing professional development.... [-]


MA Media & Digital Communications

Regent’s University London
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom London

Bridging foundations in established media with future-facing digital theories and skills, our exciting new MA will prepare graduates for the global media of the 21st century. [+]

Media & Digital Communications MA

Bridging foundations in established media with future-facing digital theories and skills, our exciting new MA will prepare graduates for the global media of the 21st century.

Key information Name: Media & Digital Communications Qualification: MA Level: Postgraduate UCAS Code: N/A Study mode: Full time Duration: 12 months Tuition fees: £18,000 * Scholarships: Yes * Next start date: September 2018 Study abroad: No Validation: Regent's University London

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Overview

The Regent’s MA in Media & Digital Communications bridges the traditions established in the study of 20th-century media with the innovative and emerging practices of the 21st century. Students will learn about a range of communicative and creative practices within media that are increasingly shaped by technological change and digital communications.... [-]