Digital Media

Dr. Bob Bergland, Program Director
bergland@missouriwestern.edu
(816) 271-4446
www.missouriwestern.edu/digitalmedia

The Master of Applied Arts in Digital Media curriculum covers the full range of issues and skills to prepare graduates for the 21st century digital workplace. Students learn to think creatively and effectively meet the challenges facing businesses, media, and digital artists today. They acquire team-based and hands-on experience that is highly valued in the professional marketplace. This interdisciplinary approach gives graduates the knowledge and confidence required to merge with and thrive in the new media landscape. Both students and faculty come from a wide range of fields, including graphic design, journalism, animation, music, and cinema.

The Digital Media graduate certificate can be especially beneficial for high school teachers, journalists, and graphic design or music or video professionals who want to expand their skill set but do not have the time to complete the full degree. The certificate is designed with flexibility in mind, allowing students to take only those courses that fit their needs and schedule.

Admission Requirements

  • Submission of application for admission to the MWSU Graduate School.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75.
  • Statement of purpose essay outlining goals and how this program fits into those goals. Email this to the program director.
  • Three letters of recommendation, preferably at least one from an academic source, also sent directly to the program director.
  • A resume/C.V. detailing skills, education and work experience, sent to the program director.
  • A portfolio, preferably put on the WWW, that demonstrates both technical skill and creativity in one or more areas of digital media.

The Digital Media faculty will evaluate the student’s transcripts and all of these other materials in deciding upon admission.