Storytelling is at the heart of human experience. In the Digital & Visual Storytelling Pathway, students will explore the powerful role that digital and visual media play in helping to tell stories and learn to use various tools to that end. Students will cultivate skills of digital and visual storytelling, examine theories and methods of creative and ethical digital storytelling, and explore career opportunities in digital and visual media.

Students in this Pathway will gain experience using digital tools and visual production methods while exploring different elements of digital and visual culture. Through thoughtful combination of coursework, experiential learning, and reflection, students will learn to be critical producers of visual and digital texts and understand theories and methodologies of media processes and contexts.

Students who choose this Pathway will develop knowledge and skills in these areas:

  • Analysis & Interpretation of multiple sources of information
  • Digital & Visual tools of production, communication, and reception
  • Politics & Ethics of communicating with images and texts

Students on this Pathway might go into journalism, business, research, or the arts. They might become data analysts, web designers, writers, or reporters (for television, internet, or print media), and more. This Pathway is adaptable to a wide range of student interests and aspirations and is designed to help you gain confidence and feel empowered in your storytelling abilities.

Faculty & Staff

Ahmet Atay

Ahmet Atay

Professor of Communication Studies; Program Chair of Global Media & Digital Studies; Liaison to Digital Visual Storytelling Pathway


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Matt Dilyard

Director of Photography


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Jennifer Hayward

Virginia Myers Professor of English; Global Media & Digital Studies; Digital and Visual Storytelling Pathway (on leave Spring 2024).


Katie Holt History Professor

Katherine Holt

Aileen Dunham Professorship in History; Latin American Studies Department Chair; Global and International Studies; Co-Liaison to Digital and Visual Storytelling Pathway


Marina Mangubi

Marina Mangubi

Professor, Art and Art History


Nii Nikoi

Nii Nikoi

Assistant Professor Global Media & Digital Studies; Communication Studies


Greg Shaya

Greg Shaya

Henry J. and Laura H. Copeland Professor of European History; Global Media & Digital Studies; (On leave for AY 2023-24)


Becky Webb

Pathways Program Coordinator, Global Engagement Office Administrative Coordinator


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