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ASSOCIATE OF ARTS | DIGITAL MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS


Overview | Digital Media Communications

If you view media as a means of improving your communication skills, broadening your options for media design, or enhancing your ministry in the local church, this degree may be for you.

The Associate in Digital Media degree trains you to use media correctly and efficiently as a means of communication. It also allows you to choose classes that focus on photography, video production, web design, or photojournalism. Mastering these marketable skills places you in high demand among today’s businesses, institutions, churches, and ministries.

 

Digital Media Communications Program Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate high-level communication skills.
  • Students will demonstrate increased levels of media literacy and active awareness of the impact media have on our lives and culture.
  • Students will be prepared to make informed, meaningful, and ethical choices as receivers of messages and professional-level producers of messengers.
  • Students will develop visual or physical products that demonstrate aesthetic quality.
  • Students will articulate the Scriptural worldview governing their works within the field of communication arts.

Suggested Course Schedule

Semester 1

Intro. to Online Communications (3)
Old Testament Survey (3)
English Composition 1 (3)
Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2)
The Modern World (3)
Open Elective (3)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2

Visual Communications (3)

Old or New Testament Survey (3)
Visual Communications (3)
Digital Imaging (3)
English Composition 2 (3)
U.S. History 1 or 2 (3)
Music Elective (2)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 1

Digital Media Elective (3)
Digital Media Elective (3)
Modern Creationary Thought (3)
Baptist Heritage (3)
Literature Elective (3)

Total Credits: 15

Semester 2

Digital Media Elective (3)
Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism (3)
Math or Science Elective (3)
Open Elective (3)
Open Elective (3)

Total Credits: 15

Alumni Testimonial

Harmony Bailey

Harmony Bailey (’18) graduated with an associate’s degree in Digital Media making her passion for photography a reality. “Everything I was learning in the classroom became directly applicable to how I would use it in a work situation. I was being offered opportunities that I would have never thought possible. Maranatha gave me the confidence, and skills that I needed.” Bailey added 3 months after graduation, “I had already booked three weddings and countless other sessions. None of this would have been possible without the experience that Maranatha’s Digital Media Associates Degree gave me.”

Related Majors

Communication Arts
Digital Media Marketing
Humanities

Related Minors

Digital Media
Photography
Office Technology

Potential Career Fields

Web Designer
Photographer
Videographer
Graphic Designer 
Multimedia Specialist 

*Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees,
specialized training, or addtional certification and licenses.

MBU Program Faculty

Jeff Miller

College of Arts and Sciences | Associate Professor

Credentials:

Ph.D. Communications, Regent University

MA Theatre, University of Akron

BS Secondary Education, Maranatha Baptist University

Luke Mielke

College of Arts and Sciences | Assistant Professor

Credentials:

MFA Motion Pictures and Television, Academy of Art University

BBA New Media Marketing, Maranatha Baptist University

Tim Mielke

College of Arts and Sciences | Associate Professor

Credentials:

MFA Photography, Academy of Art University

MA Multimedia Communications, Academy of Art University

BS Bible, Pillsbury Baptist Bible College

Angela Morris

College of Arts and Sciences | Associate Professor

Credentials:

MS Communication, University Wisconsin-Whitewater

BS Speech Education, Maranatha Baptist University

CELTA Certification, Cambridge

Bible Core

Dual Degrees