Martire Business & Communications Center
5401 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825
Discover a 21st Century Approach to Media Studies
In today’s always on, always connected digital media environment it is increasingly important to develop a critical understanding of the mediated stories and images that are thoroughly integrated into our everyday lives. This program focuses on a holistic understanding of media, including production processes and industry practices, critical investigation of content and changing technologies, and the impact of stories and images on audiences. The Master of Arts in Media Literacy and Digital Culture engages students with the media literacy skills necessary to critically analyze the intersections of media and culture while fostering their creativity and social awareness.
With concentrations in Children, Health, and Media and Media and Social Justice, the graduate program in Media Literacy and Digital Culture allows students to explore the relationship between media, culture, and society. The Children, Health, and Media concentration focuses on media impact on the minds, bodies, and relationships of children, tweens, and teens, while the concentration in Media and Social Justice explores the role of media in reinforcing or challenging power and inequality in social and institutional relationships. The capstone experiences provide all MLDC students with the opportunity to put their coursework into practice as they plan, create, and implement media literacy curricula, campaigns, and initiatives for corporate, educational, and nonprofit organizations. The graduates of the Master of Arts program in Media Literacy and Digital Culture will be prepared to find employment as educators, health promotions professionals, and media practitioners along with non-profit, community, and social service managers.
MLDC Program Features
- Hands-on Curriculum that provides ample opportunity to produce media literacy materials for a variety of audiences and organizations
- Blended Courses and Flexible Scheduling for one-year (full-time) or two-year (part-time) plans of study
- Experienced Faculty
- On campus experiences through our signature Online Media Literacy Journal and annual Media Literacy Symposium
- Capstone experiences that prepare graduates for Careers in the Digital Age
- Professional Portfolios that demonstrate that MLDC graduates are skilled 21st century communicators
- Professional Relationships that are established through frequent interactions with Advisory Board members and capstone site supervisors.
- Integrated Macbook Air program which enables students to fully participate in the digital environment
Admission & Application Information
We invite you to learn more about us by attending one of SHU's Graduate Open House events. We also invite all prospective graduate students to tour our school and its facilities, or to meet with our program director and faculty members. Please contact Bill Yousman, Ph.D., Director of the Media Literacy and Digital Culture Graduate Program at 203-396-8085 or email@example.com to schedule a meeting or tour.
Associate Director of Graduate Admissions