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Design & Digital Journalism

Design 
This Design program provides students the foundation to competently design new technologies in a wide variety of situations through research and investigation, understand the role of the designer’s responsibility to the community and environment, and collaborate and communicate with others open mindedly. Through collaborative teams, students will develop knowledge and understand skills from various disciplines to design and create solutions to problems using the design cycle.  Students will use and apply technology effectively as a means to access, process and communicate information, model and create solutions, to solve problems.  Students will develop an appreciation of the impact of design innovations for life, global society and environments and appreciate past, present and emerging design within cultural, political, social, historical and environmental contexts.  Students will develop respect for others’ viewpoints and appreciate alternative solutions to problems, act with integrity and honesty, and take responsibility for their own actions developing effective working practices.

Digital Journalism 
Students in the Digital Journalism program will learn applied skills in gathering information, writing news stories, and delivering those stories through digital technology. The program will cover fundamentals in news literacy and digital storytelling. Students will also explore ethical implications of journalism while learning to report on their neighborhood, their school, and their community. Students in this program will acquire the crucial writing and research skills needed for college and for active citizenship. The Digital Journalism program was developed in close collaboration with our partner, Loyola University Chicago.