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What master’s degree programs prepare students to be changemakers through multimedia communications?

Maryland Institute College of Art
M.A. in Social Design 

There is a growing interest and understanding in the world of design related to the designer’s role and responsibility in society, specifically the belief that social change can happen through design. The Master of Arts in Social Design (MASD) prepares students to play a vital role in positively impacting our world through collaborative, hands-on opportunities supporting a range of community-defined objectives.

University of Miami – School of Communication
M.A. Communication for Social Change

The Communication for Social Change master’s track in the School of Communication aims to graduate interculturaIly competent communication professionals, who will combine reflection with action to address social justice issues internationally.

Antioch University – Center for Creative Change
M.A. in Communication

You learn how communication can help achieve positive social change. You frame critical social, environmental and economic issues so they resonate with different groups. You consider the best media to communicate your message. You become a better listener, negotiator and advocate. And as you develop these practical skills, you also learn to design and implement strategies for communication so you’re better equipped to anticipate and respond to change.

RARE Conservation / University of Texas-El Paso
M.A. in Communication

The M.A. in Communication curriculum draws on an important blend of social and behavioral science theories, core communication practices, and guidance from the top conservation leaders. The primary objective of the curriculum is to teach the campaign managers how to use this knowledge to design and execute a social marketing campaign that is tailored to their target community and, most importantly, produce measureable conservation results.

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