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B.F.A. with a Major in Emergent Media and Communication

  • Total Credit Hours: 60
  • Degree Format: Online


This program will start in Fall 2017.

Our Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Emergent Media and Communication focuses on emergent media technologies, communication theories and processes, and mass media trends.

The program offers non-traditional and distance learners the opportunity to obtain an education in emergent media, replete with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the media and communication industries. The program is delivered fully online.

The Emergent Media and Communication (EMAC) major is designed to prepare you to be practitioners, entrepreneurs, and innovators in the digital, interactive, and evolving world of communication through carefully selected courses that balance theory and practice, creative design, and critical thinking in an interdisciplinary learning environment.

The VSYOU Difference

The EMAC program at VSU offers you the opportunity to develop skills that employers are actively seeking and unable to find. The degree will provide you with significant hands-on experience in understanding and utilizing emergent media, designing, writing, and deploying strategic media. The program includes multiple important professional experiences through a series of studio design courses. These experiences will fast track your entry into the job market.

There are many strong points to our program. Among them are strong faculty and student interactions. Although an online program, you will have many opportunities to interact in with faculty in and outside of class. We offer a unique advising system that is built on face-to-face interaction in mediated ways. Faculty are genuinely interested in what students are doing and their progress toward graduation.

Finally, we make sure that your educational experience transcends the classroom. Many of our classes have projects that involved the campus or local community. You can also take advantage of Studies Abroad.

How do we know we are successful? Just look at our alumni. We have a strong placement rate and our alumni stay in contact with us. We regularly have alumni return to campus to talk with students and meet with classes to share their experiences. We view this alumni relationship as a strong advantage to our program.

What You'll Learn

As a major in the EMAC program you will:

  • combine critical thinking with creative production to become engaged digital citizens. 
  • learn teamwork, problem-solving, planning and organization.
  • develop skills in web design, digital aesthetics, writing and research, and social media.
  • develop superior team, leadership, project, and meeting management skills.
  • work with deadlines.
  • learn to identify trends and utilize emerging media in designing communication messages to target audiences.
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