Evolving with Technology
The Department of Emerging Media at the University of St. Thomas prepares students to respond to a rapidly changing media environment. The department places an emphasis on good writing and storytelling, while recognizing that technology continuously impacts how we interact in the workplace and in our daily lives.
Today it is increasingly important that we keep learning as technology evolves. Whether producing an interactive story, developing a social media marketing campaign, or creating audio-visual content, you will learn from instructors who are well-versed in the latest industry trends and techniques. While contemporary storytelling often relies on technology, it is equally important to understand the theoretical and ethical considerations of digital media arts, journalism and strategic communication.
Emerging Media Degrees Prepare You for a Changing Future
Through technique, inspiration, and maker initiative, the Digital Media Arts program offers classes in audio, visual, and interactive media. The Journalism program emphasizes responsible story-telling in a wide range of media. The Strategic Communication program is designed for professional training in advertising, public relations and digital communication under an integrated approach.
We award scholarships for incoming first-year students, as well as current students with a declared major in either journalism, digital media arts or strategic communication.
Application deadline for incoming students: March 7, 2024
ThreeSixty Journalism uses the principles of writing and reporting to empower diverse high school students to share and amplify their stories, to help create a more inclusive worldview for all.
A Loudspeaker for Underheard Voices
ThreeSixty Journalism is leading the way in developing multicultural storytellers in the media arts industry. Our program is a loudspeaker for underheard voices, where highly motivated students discovered the power of voice and develop their own within ThreeSixty's immersive college success programming. Each year, ThreeSixty Journalism awards one of its students a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to study emerging media at St. Thomas.
Ayo Olagbaju, ThreeSixty Alumna
"I will never forget the way the ThreeSixty Journalism program helped me find and refine my voice as a young Black woman and a developing writer."
Zekriah Chaudhry, 2018 ThreeSixty Scholar
Zekriah Chaudhry spent a full semester studying abroad in the Rome Empower Program and traveling in Europe. He has interned at Pioneer Press and Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, and reported for TommieMedia.
Lujain Al-Khawi, ThreeSixty Alumna
"ThreeSixty was a big part of why I obtained my past and current jobs. My ThreeSixty experience continues to open so many doors for me."