Why Digital Media?
The Master of Professional Studies in Digital Media's Connect program offers students without prior experience in core technical and/or creative concepts a bridge pathway into the degree. These 12 additional quarter hours of credit—offered as four foundation courses—provide intensive, hands-on guidance into the essential knowledge required for the Digital Media curriculum.
For students considering a career change into digital media, this bridge will help connect your current background to a new digital media path. Courses focus on visual communications, programming foundations, and web creation. Once the bridge courses are completed, students move into the main MPS Digital Media degree course requirements.
- For those with prior programming, coding, and visual communications experience who want to study 100% online, please visit the MPS Digital Media online page.
- For those with prior programming, coding, and visual communications experience who want to study in-person, in Boston, please visit the MPS Digital Media Boston page.
- Change careers and break into the digital media industry without getting a second bachelor's degree — prospective students should be aware that there are 12 quarter hours of required course work that should be completed in their first quarter of the program
- Four foundation courses provide students rigorous bridge courses to help connect their current background to a new digital media path
- In-depth Capstone experience working under the guidance of a faculty advisor
- Three elective options provide specialized focus on distinctive areas of digital media as well as optional digital media workshops
- Cohort program format designed to enhance collaboration and networking opportunities for students
- Specialized Knowledge
Design and produce interactive websites and application prototypes incorporating a variety of digital media based on established HCI (Human Computer Interaction) principles, theory, and research.
- Broad and Integrative Knowledge
Assess broad communication and entertainment project goals to then design a variety of interactive digital media projects drawing on the perspectives and methods of several interrelated creative fields.
- Applied and Collaborative Learning
Apply digital media narrative principles and a range of technologies, visual, design, and programming ideas to provide creative and timely solutions for practical digital media challenges.
- Civic and Global Learning
Develop a formal proposal, real or hypothetical, addressing a challenge or opportunity in cross-cultural and global information and communication.
- Experiential Learning
Synthesize and transfer learning to new, complex situations within course work or beyond the classroom.
Who will your classmates be?
This program is intended to give those without prior experience or background in visual communications, programming, and coding a chance to learn these skills fully online.
Transfer Credit Opportunities for Certifications from Professional Associations
Successful applicants for a master's degree program in the Social Media concentration with their HubSpot Academy Certification:
- Will receive 4 quarter hours of transfer credit – a 6% savings in tuition
- Will be able to earn a master’s degree by completing 14 courses, rather than 15
- Transfer credit is awarded for the following course: DGM 6285 Interactive Marketing Fundamentals
What you'll study
Required Core Courses
Technical course from the workshops list.
Complete one of the following:
Optional digital media workshops are designed to provide valuable technical skills and tools for students in all graduate degree programs.
Usability and Development Track
Complete four courses:
This program requires successful completion of a minimum of empty credit hours that meet the degree requirements.