Rachel, the center's production coordinator here. I want to give you a little update on our MA program name change, and how it came to be. The Center for Media Ministry's flagship program is our Master's degree, which covers filmmaking, theology, and the cultural perspectives audiences bring with them when they watch a film. As a student in the program, I believe this is a great mixture of skills, and I've learned a lot already.
Our degree used to be known as as an MA in Media Ministry, to show that we taught both practical techniques, and deep thinking ideas. And for some people, that named worked great. But in the last few years, we've learned that the term "Media Ministry" means different things to different people. For some potential students, the Media Ministry name wasn't broad enough to cover all the things we taught, and it actually made them less interested in learning more about the program.
That's why, even though we are still The Center for Media Ministry, our central Masters degree has a brand new name: Cinema, Religion, & Worldview. We've picked this name, after talking to our students and other interested people. We found that this name gives a better idea of what we really teach. It's the same great content, but with a new name that, hopefully, will encourage even more people to check it out!
Send us a a note to learn more, we'd love to hear from you.