Placing value on individuals who have the ability to interpret and construct messages, society needs people who are media literate. Communications professionals and educators use media theories, genres and production techniques to create, send and receive messages every day.
The Media Literacy program helps students develop critical-thinking skills and a perspective of media communications that can deconstruct messaging received through entertainment, advertisement, documentaries and political campaigns. Learning to assess the how media shapes, influences and mirrors society, students examine media theories as they apply to life today and the influences ownership has in media.
Media literate professionals are able to reflect upon the world, examine how media influences daily life and make cross-cultural connections concerning what people choose to read, watch or listen to.
Points of Distinction
- Award-winning faculty who practice in the field, and have authored texts used around the nation, allow you to take what you learn and apply it at work.
- Opportunities to collaborate, via Skype, email and Facebook on projects with students in the same course in international campuses in Thailand, England, Switzerland, China, and the Netherlands.
Media Literacy Academic Programs
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