April 20, 2020

New Digital Storytelling Major Prepares Students for Production Jobs

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A new, online digital storytelling major will prepare graduates to create content for religious, corporate, non-profit and other entities.

The 120-credit major launches this fall. The program prepares students for strategic, narrative and non-fiction storytelling using industry standard digital tools. It encompasses all facets of digital storytelling – from commercial to worship to corporate production.

Students will develop their techniques at a professional level while applying critical thinking to culture and media from a biblical worldview. Graduates may produce commercials, films, short documentaries, audio messages and videos in various TV and online formats.

The new program grew out of a recognized need, said Don Piper, chair of the Applied Digital Media Department. School of Communication & Media students had significant interest in video production, but not necessarily in the production of feature films.

Employment of multimedia artists and animators is projected to grow due to increased demand for animation and visual effects in video games, movies and television.

“Digital media jobs are still on a growth curve,” Piper said.

The online-only program is ideal for traditional college students, as well as individuals interested in a career change or upgrade.

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