Stories are in all of us; they are an expression of who we are. Therefore, the Digital Storytelling program is for anyone who wants to use narrative as a way of sharing and interpreting experience, creating community, engaging culture, and generating universal understanding. Specifically, the Digital Storytelling program will likely appeal to those who are interested in social media management, marketing, church ministry, public relations, video production, content management, journalism, and any other field that involves creating compelling stories and sharing them through digital platforms.
Storytelling continues to be a critical means by which our society asks questions and seeks answers. The Digital Storytelling graduate degree is designed to prepare graduates to use multiple channels of media to tell and interpret stories of significance. Housed within the Media Communication program, this master’s degree will prepare students who can engage and transform culture. Students will review and analyze media messages in light of a Biblical worldview. They will also refine their own storytelling skills by analyzing and critiquing the work of other creators of media content, and by developing their own unique story-telling content or critique.
Email our program representative for more information about the Digital Storytelling program.
The program is designed for traditional and nontraditional students. This includes full-time students, working adults, and transfer students.
See the Graduate Programs Tuition page.
Assistantships are available and competitive. The criteria for being awarded an assistantship are:
Must complete the graduate assistantship application.
There is no application fee for this program!
If you would like to visit the Communications Graduate Office, call (859) 858-5318 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Up to 9 graduate credits from other accredited academic institutions can be transferred into the Digital Storytelling program. With the submission of official transcripts, select courses can be considered at that time. Any graduate level course older than ten years at the time of program admission is ineligible for transfer and use towards any degree above the Bachelor’s level.
No media portfolio is required. However, it may be able to be used to build a case for waiving a class or getting into the program if grades are lower than required.
Yes! It is possible to complete the entire degree online. Our program can be taken from anywhere in the world and can fit into any schedule!
However, if you live near our Wilmore, KY campus or would just prefer to have a few in-person courses mixed in, some of our courses can be taken on campus as well. Once you are accepted into the program you will work with our Center for Academic Advising to determine your planned course schedule.
Depending on your background and the track you choose, you should be able to complete the entire program online. However, some students choose to come to campus to complete courses during the year or intensive sections of the class during the summer. Please consult with your advisor or the Coordinator of Graduate Studies.
No, if you must attend an on-campus class, we will provide 2-4 week intensive sections of specific classes during the summer. However, there will be some semester-long classes available to students who would like to come to campus to utilize our state-of-the-art equipment and multi-million-dollar facility.
Yes, you are welcome to attend on-campus classes, based on their availability. Please consult with your advisor or the Coordinator of Graduate Studies.
Yes, although there will be some limitations. If you are near our campus, you may schedule the use of some of the equipment and facilities, however, a special usage fee may be charged. You will need to consult with your course faculty to see if this can be arranged when you need it.
Yes, you may schedule an appointment with your faculty and visit them on campus. Faculty members are also available for virtual appointments.
You can use email, schedule a phone call or virtual meeting, talk during online chat sessions, and/or visit them on campus.
We expect the program to take between 1½-2 years. It is possible for a full-time student to complete the program in three to four semesters. However, we expect it to take most students going part-time, a minimum of two years.
Yes. The program was designed specifically with the working professional in mind. Most classes run 8 weeks in length, which allows students to take 2 classes per semester without any overlap.
This will usually work but will need to be confirmed by the faculty member teaching the specific class.
Go to the online application.
Undergraduate classes can count toward the pre-requisite classes (MC 121, MC 261, and MC 302). Undergraduate transcripts must be provided, and the course description must be similar to that of our pre-requisite courses. Contact the Coordinator of Graduate Studies for more information.
Yes. Students may take up to 3 graduate level classes during their senior year. The class cannot count toward the 124 credits needed to complete their undergraduate degree, and permission must be granted by the Dean of the School of Communication Arts.
Yes, up to 3 credits can be obtained for CPL (credit for prior learning) as long as it meets the following criteria:
Please consult with the Coordinator of Graduate Studies for the specific guidelines and process for receiving CPL credit.