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Master of Arts in
Digital Storytelling

Write more powerful stories.
Critique and contribute to culture.
Communicate values worth sharing.

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Program overview

Pursue professional growth in your ability to tell compelling stories in diverse digital formats with graduate studies in digital storytelling from Lumina College, in partnership with the highly regarded School of Communication Arts at Asbury University. You will be prepared to write more powerful stories, critique and contribute to culture, and integrate narrative principles and digital tools to communicate values and meaning to the world.

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Asbury University (USA)



Hybrid (online + in-person)


Hong Kong


US$18,150 for whole program



2 years, part-time


30 credits (~12 courses)


Master of Arts


June 1 of each year

Early bird special: Apply before April 1 to have your application fee waived!



A glimpse into studies with Asbury University

Why a
Master of Arts in Digital Storytelling?

God is the ultimate storyteller. God is the one who invented storytelling, and God is the ultimate author. If we are to know God and to fulfill who we are meant to be, we have to create good stories — and we have to live good stories as well.

Professor Sarah Hogencamp
Media Communications, Asbury University
Tell your story, in your field

Everyone has a story to tell — and the ability to tell compelling and memorable stories is applicable to a broad range of professions, from business to law, technology to ministry, and more.

Tell Christian stories, in public space

There is a battle of narratives in the world — particularly in digital spaces. With a foundation of vision and hope, the stories you tell can serve as a prophetic presence in contemporary culture.

Stories to build communities

Let your voice be one that builds communities. Master skills for various media and for working with narratives that will enhance clarity, intercultural understanding, and audience impact.

A little more detail


Asbury University, founded in 1890, is a Christian liberal arts school in Kentucky, USA grounded in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition and committed to academic excellence and spiritual vitality. 


Asbury University also has a long-standing history of social and professional engagement, having gained wide global recognition through institutes like the Emmy Awards and the Olympics.




  • Flexible hybrid format, where face-to-face teaching is blended with online delivery to maximize students' learning experiences while fitting into their busy work schedules

  • Experienced local faculty co-teach in the program with fly-in faculty from Asbury University to diversify students' exposure while contextualizing learning with a balance of both global and local perspectives

  • Wide-ranging skill sets built-in to cover screenwriting, documentaries, film critiques, media ethics, viral marketing, convergent media, and communication research, among others

  • Throughout the duration of the program, students will study together with the same group (the cohort), going through the same courses together in the same sequence. This has the benefit of building a strong sense of community within the learning cohort.


Students can complete the program part-time in two years at a moderate pace and obtain master's qualifications through a well-reputed program that is both faith-based and professional.


Han, class of 2022, shares how the program energized her to create compelling narratives that seek out light in darkness, appreciate flaws and weaknesses, and cultivate patience.


Whether you study in the U.S. or Hong Kong, there is no difference in terms of the master's degree obtained, as the Hong Kong degree program is recognized as identical by both the U.S. degree-granting university and the Hong Kong government.
The added benefits of studying in Hong Kong include 1) saving on the expenses and energy of traveling to the U.S. to study, and 2) learning and applying knowledge from the courses into the local Hong Kong and Asian contexts, as the program is taught by both local and overseas faculty.
This program is registered with the Hong Kong Education Bureau and the respective registration number is shown on the program brochure. From the perspective of the Hong Kong government and/or employers in Hong Kong, the degree is the same as one earned from studying the same program in the U.S.​
In addition, Asbury University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).


  • Application fee: HK$200 / US$25 (for overseas applicants)

  • US$595 per credit hour for a course

  • US$50 per semester technology fee

  • US$18,150 for the whole program



  • A U.S.-equivalent bachelor's degree*,  with a minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA

  • Official transcripts from credit-awarding colleges

  • TOEFL (iBT: 90) or IELTS (6.5) (may be waived)

*A U.S. bachelor's or equivalent degree is required. If you do not have a bachelor's degree, we encourage you to take one of our diploma or certificate programs.

Tell us about yourself, and we will get in touch with more about this program!

Thanks, we will keep in touch!

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