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DIGITAL COMMUNICATION & DESIGN

Bachelor of Arts

The Digital Communication & Design program combines elements of a traditional Communication Studies degree (Social Media Marketing, Digital Journalism, Message Design) with a Digital Design degree (Video & Sound, Digital Imaging & Composition, Motion Graphics). These are the tools necessary to design and deliver messages to an inter-connected world. They are complimentary skills, and the combination of the two produces graduates that are productive, insightful, and highly employable.

47 UNITS

15 WEEK SEMESTERS

ROCKLIN CAMPUS

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Digital Communication & Design is a New Degree for a Digital Age. It’s a Communication Studies program for the new millennium where creativity and technology meet. It’s a place to learn the skills that are indispensable for every organization, every business, and every ministry.

A digital world demands that universities today offer something beyond the traditional Communications Degree— a program that occupies the unique intersection of creative visual content and the contemporary media channels that allow any individual to reach the world through a keystroke or the click of a mouse.

Digital Communication & Design courses will give you the ability to design messages and deliver them to an inter-connected planet. Social Media & Journalism combine with Digital Imaging & Interactive Media to teach skills that are as essential as I.T. in today’s world.

  • Articulate how a variety of careers in their field of study, whether religious or secular, should be influenced by a Christian Worldview, and explain how their field of study is useful in service locally and globally.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in critical thinking and professional writing skills, so as to be able to both produce and consume messages critically, including an understanding of how these skills can be effective across cultures.
  • Create engaging messages on contemporary media platforms, demonstrating the skills necessary for successful employment in the digital/online/mobile world.
  • Understand the research methods and measurement tools used to evaluate the effectiveness of messages of a variety of media platforms.
  • Collaborate with others, both as leader and participant, to produce work of high quality.

Minor
Visual & Fine Arts

Concentrations
Digital Design
Digital Media
Journalism

Program Courses
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In addition to taking the “Journalism in the Digital Age” course on Jessup’s Rocklin campus, students in the Digital Comm Journalism Concentration will spend one exciting semester attending King’s College in New York. Students will experience academic classes at King’s College’s renowned Journalism program, and internship experiences at New York news outlets. Contact Lead Faculty Paul Robins for details on the Journalism Concentration and the King’s College Journalism Semester in New York.

Paul Robins, B.A.

Lead Faculty

My goal is to see students leave Jessup as great communicators– storytellers– ready for whatever technology comes along in this rapidly changing digital world. – Paul Robins

FACULTY

Paul Robins, B.A.

Faculty of Digital Communications & Design - The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences-Visual and Performing Arts Division

ADJUNCT FACULTY

Brian Kiley

Adjunct, Digital Communications & Design

Heather McGowan

Adjunct, Digital Communications & Design

JESSUP NEWS & STORIES

Ministry in the Media

Growing up in South Carolina, Digital Communication and Design major Julia Findley dreamed of a career in media. As a child, she was obsessed with news and politics, hoping one day to become a journalist or a news anchor.  When Julia was fourteen, her father joined the military and became…

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CAREER OPTIONS


SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER


BROADCAST OR ONLINE JOURNALIST


ADVERTISING/PUBLIC RELATIONS

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