Master of Arts in Media and Strategic Communication
graduateDegree (Masters of Arts)
Advance your communication skills and your career options with a Master of Arts in Media and Strategic Communication from Calvin University.
Effective storytelling adapts to new media channels, social media platforms, and cultural shifts. With a master's degree from Calvin, you'll do much more than simply keep up with trends. You'll discover ways to create nuanced, powerful stories that resonate in audio, video, text, and more.
Your experience begins with a week-long course where you'll be introduced to the basics of media production. From there, you'll go on to build strategies for reaching your audience, employ them in crafting messages for different media platforms, and evaluate their effectiveness.
By completing this program, you'll boost your career options in advertising, journalism, public relations, social media, and more. You'll gain all the skills you need to communicate with power and integrity in an ever-changing digital world. You'll have a voice that commands attention and a message that's worth listening to.
Use your degree to thrive as a(n):
- Advertising executive/planner
- Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers
- Content manager
- Digital marketing manager
- Film and video editors and camera operators
- Integrated marketing communications
- Multimedia journalist and more
- Public relations specialist
- Social media manager
Who can apply?
Students can apply after finishing a four-year degree at an accredited academic institution. You'll also need a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0 in the last two years of undergraduate education for admission.
We are excited to offer admission to our first cohort starting in the spring of 2021. The application will open mid-August!
At this time, we are unable to accept international students in the first cohort. Please contact us if this applies to you.
- Complete the online application
- Submit current resumé Include as part of online application, or after application submission from your application status page.
- Submit two professional recommendations Provide contact information for recommenders as part of online application. Recommenders will submit recommendations directly to Calvin.
- Optional: Submit a demo reel, portfolio, or work sample Include links or files as part of online application, or after application submission from your application status page.
- Submit the following additional deliverables by email, or mail to Calvin University admissions (see contact information below):
- Official transcripts from each college or university attended
Email firstname.lastname@example.org Mail Calvin University Admissions, 3201 Burton St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
If you're not ready to apply, let us know you're interested and we'll keep you in the loop.
You're also encouraged to email us if you want to discuss this program further. We look forward to meeting you soon. Email email@example.com
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