September 29, 2017
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John Stephen
Communications Specialist

VSU Now Offering Online BFA in Emergent Media and Communication

VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University’s Department of Communication Arts is now offering a Bachelor of Fine Arts in emergent media and communication. The degree program is fully online. 

“It’s essentially the intersection between mass media, communication, and public relations,” said Dr. Mark Borzi, head of the Department of Communication Arts. “It focuses on the technologies that are just now coming to the forefront and how we can use them for these fields.”

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in emergent media and communication program focuses on social media, data analytics, promotion and publicity strategies, communication law, skills for virtual and face-to-face worksites, as well as video, web, and graphic design.

The degree program is designed to prepare students to be practitioners, entrepreneurs, and innovators in the digital, interactive, and evolving world of communication. The carefully selected courses balance theory and practice, creative design, and critical thinking in an interdisciplinary learning environment. 

VSU is currently offering two Bachelor of Fine Arts in emergent media and communication classes this fall and plans to offer two more in the spring. Within the next three years, the program curriculum will be fully implemented and will include eight classes in the fall and 10 in the spring.

Borzi said that the degree prepares students for a variety of jobs, including social media manager, advertising representative, market research analyst, and content creation specialist.

“After finishing this degree, graduates will be able to step right into the workplace,” Borzi said. “It offers a high level of career preparation.”

Please contact Dr. Mark Borzi at (229) 333-5820 or mgborzi@valdosta.edu to learn more.

On the Web:
http://www.valdosta.edu/programs/b-f-a-with-a-major-in-emergent-media-and-communication/
http://www.valdosta.edu/colleges/arts/communication-arts/
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