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Writing and Digital Communication

Writing and Digital Communication 

Why Pursue an M.A. Degree or Graduate Certificate in Writing and Digital Communication at Agnes Scott College?

  • Master the art of writing at a school with a strong writing tradition
  • Develop expertise in digital media and emerging technologies
  • Advance your knowledge of visual literacy, digital citizenship and communication ethics
  • Learn strategies for anticipating and leading change in a digital world
  • Work with accomplished faculty who are immersed in the fields of writing and communication
  • Connect with members of Atlanta's exceptionally vibrant, diverse media, corporate and nonprofit communities
  • Choose to continue beyond the certificate to earn a master's degree from Agnes Scott
  • Prepare for a variety of careers that require advanced communications skills: digital strategy, public relations, digital journalism, marketing, strategy consulting, advertising, corporate communications, visual analysis, etc.

The Writing and Digital Communication master of arts and graduate certificate programs prepare students to be leaders in professional and public fields that require advanced digital communication with diverse global audiences.

Through a blend of innovative courses that focus on writing, communication, digital design, and accessibility, students learn how to use established and emerging technologies. Classes meet Saturdays and evenings; some courses have an online component. Drawing on Agnes Scott’s strong tradition of teaching and valuing writing, the program emphasizes writing in its core curriculum and in an array of electives. Guest speakers and mentors from Atlanta’s extensive digital media, nonprofit, and corporate communities as well as internships and job-shadow opportunities bring relevant professional connections to the program.

Students completing the Writing and Digital Communication Master of Arts or Graduate Certificate program will be prepared for a variety of careers that require advanced communication skills, such as digital strategy, public relations, digital journalism, marketing, strategy consulting, advertising, publishing, corporate communications, visual analysis, etc.

Agnes Scott offers the Linda Lentz Hubert Grant for Writing and Digital Communication. The Linda Lentz Hubert Grant in Writing and Digital Communication is named in honor of Linda Lentz Hubert, English Professor Emerita of Agnes Scott College. Professor Hubert is a longstanding champion of graduate education. 

Hubert Grants are $500 per course and are only available for students pursuing a Master of Arts or a Graduate Certificate in Writing and Digital Communication. Students are considered for these grants automatically upon submitting their completed application. No additional application is necessary.

Agnes Scott is thrilled to offer the Founders’ Grant, celebrating the inaugural year of graduate programs!

Agnes Scott has a tradition of educating innovators, trailblazers, founders. Therefore, for the first year of our graduate programs, members of the founding class will receive a Founders’ Grant of $1,500 per course. This grant is only available during the 2018-2019 academic year.

Certificate Program

6 courses (18 credit hours)*

4 core courses
2 electives

2018-2019 Fall and Spring Class Schedule

Monday: 6:30-9:15 p.m.
Tuesday: 6:30-9:15 p.m.
Wednesday: 6:30-9:15 p.m.
Saturday: 9-11:45 a.m. and 1-3:45 p.m.

Each class is 2 hours and 30 minutes with a 15 minute break. Classes meet once per week during the fall and spring semesters.

*Credits earned in the Graduate Certificate can apply toward the MA degree in Writing and Digital Communication