Attend a three-week residency component for an MA degree.
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The MA in Professional Communication program consists of two years of study with an annual three-week on-campus residency each year. Faculty with expert, real-world experience provide a solid foundation of advanced professional and technical skills that underpin effective leadership in an increasingly communication-driven world. The MA in Professional Communication program provides a broad understanding of communication as a human activity. Graduates will be able to function in environments that require effective team-work, adaptability, strategic planning, intercultural mediation, and a sophisticated understanding of interpersonal discourse. Additionally, they will excel in the integration of written and verbal communications with digital technologies. One or more “thematic tracks” that may be selected are • Media and cultural studies • Communication for sustainable communities • Organizational communication • Communication for influence • Communication for personal development Learning Model • Two-year program delivered through online courses and an annual three-week face-to-face residency held on campus in Victoria, BC. • Distance learning component – One course at a time (except during residency); 8-10 weeks per course; ~ 6 courses per year; total credits for program: 38. Estimated time commitment: 22 hours/week; grouped study, cohort-based. • Delivery methods: variety—textbooks, articles, case studies, videotapes, and interactive Internet learning, including discussion groups (bulletin boards) for correspondence with classmates.