After the core classes we try to give students optimum flexibility in that they then choose three courses from a menu of six Required Electives that we feel help them narrow down their focus within their degree.
These six electives are Media, Advocacy, and Public Spaces; Political Economy of Media; Consumer Culture; Mass Communication and American Social Thought; Digital Subjectivities; and Political Communication.
We welcome our students to create their own independent studies with faculty, as well.
I think what also helps to keep our faculty mentorship strong within the program is our prioritization of small class sizes.
The best way to cultivate and grow these relationships is to schedule one-on-one meetings and take advantage of faculty member office hours.
As Advisor, I am well connected not just to faculty in CCM program but also to faculty and staff across Drexel.Prior to moving to consulting work in 2016, she served as Instructor and Director of Arts Administration at Drury University in Missouri, U. Her research, curriculum and management models for emergency planning in arts facilities has since been presented at the International Conference on Social Theory, Politics, and the Arts, the Congress for European Network for Cultural Policy and Management, and the annual Arts Administration Educators Association conference. degree, Hamilton holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and a Bachelor in Music degree from the University of Kansas.She is a proud member of AAAE (Arts Administration Educators Association), Americans for the Arts, and the Kulturmanagement Network. Hamilton is a former Ambassadorial Scholar for the International Rotary Foundation, and a founding member of the professional chamber ensemble, Octarium.Each student sits down with the academic advisor to create an individualized plan of study.The MS CCM program is an interdisciplinary program, spanning the areas of communication, sociology, and anthropology–it also includes areas in political science, gender studies, and linguistics and semiotics.It is an academically focused program with the goal of producing highly qualified scholars.The program includes 21 elective credits, which can be taken in any graduate program at Drexel, making it extremely flexible.I can therefore facilitate introductions between students and faculty whose research interests them, though I will also say that our faculty are extremely open and eager to support the students they teach.Many MS CCM students have published articles and books with faculty, and have also attended conferences and presented alongside the faculty.Students can take classes in entrepreneurship, marketing, television management, creativity studies, public policy, hospitality science, arts administration, and other areas.We really like to empower students to take ownership of their academic and professional path.