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26 Master of Art Programs in Media and Communication

As technology evolves, so does human communication. In fact, as of January of 2014, more than 90 percent of American adults have a cell phone. More than 40 percent own a tablet computer. There are now more than a billion people using Facebook. So what does all of this mean? That’s what people getting a Masters of Arts in Media and Communication work to figure out every day. They study commun… Read more

As technology evolves, so does human communication. In fact, as of January of 2014, more than 90 percent of American adults have a cell phone. More than 40 percent own a tablet computer. There are now more than a billion people using Facebook. So what does all of this mean? That’s what people getting a Masters of Arts in Media and Communication work to figure out every day. They study communication and interactions in society, including research, analysis, and communication theory.

What is an MA in Media and Communication? It’s a Master of Arts degree that prepares students for careers such as television station manager, public information officer, research analyst, or project director with theoretical and hands-on coursework. Typical core coursework includes journalism, business writing, and verbal communication. Often, students choose to focus on a specific area of interest.

Students generally receive an MA in Media and Communication because they want to further their careers and land management roles. They will learn about theory and analysis, making them better at explaining complicated statistics and concepts.

The cost of getting an MA in Media and Communications depends on which institution a student chooses. It can also vary based on the length of time spent in the program and the location of the courses.

People receiving a Master of Arts in Media and Communications generally get jobs in fields like journalism, marketing, or public information. They can be seen speaking at press conferences for mayors, teaching journalism ethics courses at universities, or writing detailed newspaper stories about changes to legislation. Having an MA in Media and Communication allows for greater opportunities and management roles in many different careers that require communicating with the masses. This can range from a major company communicating with the press, to high-ranking government officials trying to gain favor for a change in public policy.

Every year, more and more students are choosing to earn their degrees online. Online courses work really well for busy people who need to schedule their education around their families and other jobs.

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The International University in Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland

Lead and manage communication and media projects for multinationals, governments, and international organizations.

Lead and manage communication and media projects for multinationals, governments, and international organizations. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2021
31 Jul 2021
Campus
Online
 
Eötvös Loránd University
District V., Hungary

The master's degree prepares you for a high-level of intellectual activity and scientific careers. For those who want to work after completing their training, the media and co ... +

The master's degree prepares you for a high-level of intellectual activity and scientific careers. For those who want to work after completing their training, the media and communications industry offers a wide range of employment opportunities. The training also prepares you to continue your studies at the doctoral level. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
06 Sep 2021
Campus
 
The New School

The Master of Arts program in Media Studies offers an interdisciplinary curriculum in media theory, design, and practice with an emphasis on the production of the video, audio ... +

The Master of Arts program in Media Studies offers an interdisciplinary curriculum in media theory, design, and practice with an emphasis on the production of the video, audio, and Web-based media. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Campus
Online
 

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The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Washington, USA

The New Media Photojournalism program at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is the first of its kind, created to help visual journalists study and address the changing ... +

The New Media Photojournalism program at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is the first of its kind, created to help visual journalists study and address the changing world of photojournalism. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
Budapest Metropolitan University
Budapest, Hungary

For a successful professional, it is an essential tool to have strong communication skills, for a successful professional in the media sciences, this is fundamental. The Maste ... +

For a successful professional, it is an essential tool to have strong communication skills, for a successful professional in the media sciences, this is fundamental. The Masters of Communication program offers theoretical knowledge with a strong focus on practical, professional skills and competencies. -
MA
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
New York, USA

In this master of arts program, you’ll examine global and digital media and culture, and prepare for a career in fields such as media, technology, academia, law, government, a ... +

In this master of arts program, you’ll examine global and digital media and culture, and prepare for a career in fields such as media, technology, academia, law, government, and non-profit work. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 8 semesters
English
Oct 2021
02 Feb 2022
Campus
 
University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield, United Kingdom +2 More

Study our M.A. in Journalism and Media Communications and gain the skills you’ll need for a successful, dynamic career in today’s complex global media industries. This Masters ... +

Study our M.A. in Journalism and Media Communications and gain the skills you’ll need for a successful, dynamic career in today’s complex global media industries. This Masters course aims to prepare you in both practice and analysis of global journalism and media. You’ll benefit from our extensive links with the media industry, including the BBC and the Sunday Times, and gain a grounding in all its aspects, from fast-changing multimedia to magazines, advertising and the excitements of sports journalism. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
24 Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Westminster
London, United Kingdom

The Media and Development MA is an interdisciplinary course that teaches main theories, concepts, case studies and practical media skills around the theme of media and develop ... +

The Media and Development MA is an interdisciplinary course that teaches main theories, concepts, case studies and practical media skills around the theme of media and development and its implications for less developed countries. The course will provide you with a unique blend of theory and practice teaching, aimed at deepening your knowledge of the history of communications within the development process of emerging economies. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

This programme challenges the assumptions behind the media and development industries and development studies and offers new ways of thinking about the issues. The approach ba ... +

This programme challenges the assumptions behind the media and development industries and development studies and offers new ways of thinking about the issues. The approach balances critical theoretical analysis of the hegemony implied by the ideas and practices of development with the practical issues surrounding the use of contemporary media, including notably digital technologies. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
27 Sep 2021
Campus
 
Long Island University
New York, USA

Whether you're just graduating or a seasoned professional, this 36-credit degree offers the tools you'll need to compete and succeed in a wide range of writing, design, produc ... +

Whether you're just graduating or a seasoned professional, this 36-credit degree offers the tools you'll need to compete and succeed in a wide range of writing, design, production, creative and media careers. -
MA
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Nottingham Malaysia
Semenyih, Malaysia

The MA in Media, Communications and Culture provides you with the theoretical and analytical training required to continue to a research degree or to develop professional skil ... +

The MA in Media, Communications and Culture provides you with the theoretical and analytical training required to continue to a research degree or to develop professional skills relevant to working at management level in the fields of media and communications policy and industry. The course will develop your specialist knowledge of key research methods, which will be supplemented by specific empirical examples and case studies to increase your understanding and critical awareness of the dynamics of media transformation and the challenges this creates within politics, business, public administration and everyday life. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English (UK)
Campus
 
Southern New Hampshire University
Manchester, USA

Technological advances present an exciting opportunity for a new type of communication professional who can transmit messages effectively in a globalized society. The Master o ... +

Technological advances present an exciting opportunity for a new type of communication professional who can transmit messages effectively in a globalized society. The Master of Communication seeks to prepare students with the knowledge and skills that are most relevant to a wide variety of professions and organizations. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
10 weeks
Spanish
Online
 
Regent’s University London
London, United Kingdom

Bridging foundations in established media with future-facing digital theories and skills, our exciting new MA will prepare graduates for the global media of the 21st century.

Bridging foundations in established media with future-facing digital theories and skills, our exciting new MA will prepare graduates for the global media of the 21st century. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Loyola University Maryland College of Arts and Sciences
Baltimore, USA

The online Master of Arts in Emerging Media is a graduate-level communication degree that adapts to your schedule. The program features asynchronous classes and course work al ... +

The online Master of Arts in Emerging Media is a graduate-level communication degree that adapts to your schedule. The program features asynchronous classes and course work allowing students with busy or irregular schedules to maintain their course load. -
MA
English
Sep 2021
 
Bridgewater College
Bridgewater, USA

The Master of Arts in Digital Media Strategy is a professional digital media masters program for designing, managing, and measuring digital media communication campaigns' effe ... +

The Master of Arts in Digital Media Strategy is a professional digital media masters program for designing, managing, and measuring digital media communication campaigns' effects. -
MA
Sep 2021
Campus