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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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28 Results in Media and Communication

The International University in Geneva

The Master of Arts in Digital Media and Communication (MA-DM) is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in communications. The MA-DM provides a comprehensiv ... [+]

KEY BENEFITS OF THE MASTER OF ARTS IN DIGITAL MEDIA An overview of the dominant theories of media and communications; Practical skills in managing communications in organizations and companies; Insight into the latest developments in media tools and related-business areas; Exposure to how global organizations communicate strategically and evaluate their initiatives; Switzerland is a dynamic and multicultural learning environment. PROFILE

The Master of Arts in Digital Media (MA-DM) is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in communications. The MA-DM provides a comprehensive introduction to today’s issues and challenges in media and communications: what is the role of the communications manager? How is new media re-shaping the media landscape? How can organizations and individuals communicate effectively in a global and multicultural environment?... [-]

Switzerland Geneva
February 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 year
Campus
Budapest Metropolitan University

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 ... [+]

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 competences.The educational program of the course is strongly media-oriented which is based on a thorough grounding in social and behavioral sciences and present issues of intercultural communication. Complying with current social and labor market demands, the course integrates the fields of communication theory, media studies, social sciences, political science, sociology, psychology and cultural studies within the field of social sciences offering a knowledge of high standard, which can be put to a profitable and practical use in various areas.... [-]

Hungary Budapest
September 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
Regent’s University London

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 cent ... [+]

Media & Digital Communications MA

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.

Key information Name: Media & Digital Communications Qualification: MA Level: Postgraduate UCAS Code: N/A Study mode: Full time Duration: 12 months Tuition fees: £18,000 * Scholarships: Yes * Next start date: September 2018 Study abroad: No Validation: Regent's University London

*For more information please refer to the fees and financial support sections below.

Overview

The Regent’s MA in Media & Digital Communications bridges the traditions established in the study of 20th-century media with the innovative and emerging practices of the 21st century. Students will learn about a range of communicative and creative practices within media that are increasingly shaped by technological change and digital communications.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

The MA Mass Media Translation programme aims to provide suitably qualified undergraduates an opportunity to procure a deeper understanding of mass media translation betwe ... [+]

Overview

In the age of globalisation, media communication has become increasingly multilingual and multimodal. The rising need for translation is marked by a particular surge in demand for skills in translating for different media forms.

The MA Mass Media Translation programme aims to provide suitably qualified undergraduates an opportunity to procure a deeper understanding of mass media translation between English and Chinese, at both theoretical and practical levels, and to produce graduates capable of operating professionally and reflectively in this rapidly developing media translation environment.

The programme is intended for those who have good bilingual proficiency and are interested in media translation, for translation practitioners who want to gain a deeper understanding of media translation, and for others who wish to develop and extend their professional skills in media translation and bilingual media communication. It is also a stepping stone for any individual wanting to undertake a research degree in translation studies and media translation in particular.... [-]

China Suzhou
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
18 months
Campus
The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs

The M.A. in Global Communication helps students understand the complex global information environment; its implications for governance, security, and business; and how to ... [+]

As the world has become increasingly interconnected, American and international policymakers have rediscovered the crucial importance of communicating with foreign publics, understanding international media, and public opinion and finding new and better ways to exercise “Smart Power” abroad. Offered jointly by GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs and the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences’ School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA), the M.A. in Global Communication helps students understand the complex global information environment; its implications for governance, security, and business; and how to communicate effectively to global audiences.

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USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Long Island University

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, p ... [+]

About

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.

The program is notable for its 50/50 blend of production and theory courses within six Areas of Concentration:

Audio Production: Music, Radio, Sound for Picture Computer Graphics: Animation, Web Design, Social Media Film/Video Production: Directing, Editing, Performance Media Management: Producing, Marketing (TV/Film, Social Media, Music) Photography: Digital, Fine Art, Experimental Screenwriting: TV, Film, Animation

This integrated approach to media arts equips students and professionals with the necessary skills and knowledge to develop and evolve in the face of shifting and convergent technologies.... [-]

USA New York
September 2019
Campus
University of Applied Languages of the SDI Munich

With phenomena such as Facebook and smartphones, the Internet is not only dominating the private media consumption of many people. It has also completely changed business ... [+]

Who controls the internet business, that's the future!

With phenomena such as Facebook and smartphones, the Internet is not only dominating the private media consumption of many people. It has also completely changed business life through novel marketing concepts and business models.

No matter if you want to further qualify for a linguistically, technically or economically oriented first academic degree, or are already in professional life: in any case, you will receive in the master's program International Media Communication the optimal education for high-growth and future-proof fields of employment.

The course builds on the decades of experience of the SDI in training in multilingual communication and complements it with the necessary business management know-how for the successful implementation of digital projects. A special feature of the degree program is the practice-oriented training in modern communication technologies such as the semantic web and language technologies.... [-]

Germany Munich
October 2019
Full-time
3 semesters
Campus
The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences

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 cha ... [+]

Lead the next generation of photojournalists with innovative storytelling

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.

Emphasizing strong storytelling skills and fluency in multimedia platforms, the Master of Arts in New Media Photojournalism program incorporates writing, photography, audio, video and web design to prepare students to work as freelancers, visual reporters, editors, and producers. The program emphasizes the individual as a visual reporter and encourages experimentation with new ways of storytelling, documentation, and editing. The program also encourages its students to explore the latest digital practices taught in conjunction with the enduring fundamentals of visual reporting, editing, and ethics.... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
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, ... [+]

The New School is a progressive university in New York City where scholars, artists, and designers come together to challenge convention and create positive change. Founded in 1919, the university consists of Parsons School of Design, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, the College of Performing Arts, The New School for Social Research, and numerous renowned graduate programs. The New School’s rigorous, multidimensional approach to education gives students the academic freedom to shape their unique, individual paths of study for a complex and rapidly changing world.

About

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.... [-]

USA New York
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Online
University of Passau

The Master's programme in Media and Communication combines practical journalism and communication theory, giving you the ideal preparation for your future career, be it i ... [+]

About the programme

The Master's programme in Media and Communication combines practical journalism and communication theory, giving you the ideal preparation for your future career, be it in academia or in journalism. Building on your undergraduate degree, you will gain advanced knowledge and skills in selected areas of focus and in the interdisciplinary extension modules.

You will also gain a broad grounding in social science, as the programme's core modules include Communication Studies, Media Studies, Media Informatics and Media Education. This Master's degree builds on the profile of the Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication Studies, which was voted one of the best Media Studies programmes in Germany in the 2011 CHE ranking and has received the Seal of Quality of the German Foundation for the Accreditation of Study Programmes.... [-]

Germany Passau
October 2019
Full-time
4 - 6 semesters
Campus
Kadir Has University

The aim of the "New Media Program" which was launched in 2009 as the first of its kinds in Turkey by the Faculty of Communication at Kadir Has University, is to provide p ... [+]

The aim of the New Media Program which was launched in 2009 as the first of its kinds in Turkey by the Faculty of Communication at Kadir Has University, is to provide practical knowledge and experience on media, culture and communications industry. It targets professionals who wish to follow and adopt the latest developments in media and communication technologies to their profession.

New communication environments like the Internet, GSM systems, online journalism have led to the social, cultural, political and economic changes both in Turkey and all around the world. Following these developments, new specialties have occurred in this newly formed communications environment. The aim of this program is to train the communications and media practitioners of the 21st century according to a chosen area of expertise.... [-]

Turkey Istanbul
September 2019
Full-time
3 - 4 semesters
Campus
Cardiff University

Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies is at the forefront of exciting new developments in journalism, media and communications. ... [+]

MA in Journalism, Media And Communications

Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies is at the forefront of exciting new developments in journalism, media and communications.

The MA in Journalism, Media and Communications is the longest established of Cardiff’s MA programmes. It allows students to explore the pressing issues of our media environment – from journalism ethics to internet governance, from community media to global communications, and from crisis reporting to the transformative potential of new technologies. It provides advanced knowledge and a thorough understanding of the role of information and communication in contemporary societies, with a focus on both traditional and new forms of journalism.... [-]

United Kingdom Cardiff
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
University of Westminster

This innovative Master's degree aims to equip students with the skills, knowledge and strategic approach to develop and analyse social change campaigns and activism, with ... [+]

Course summary

This innovative Master's degree aims to equip students with the skills, knowledge and strategic approach to develop and analyse social change campaigns and activism, with a particular focus on the role of communications and the media. This is the only postgraduate programme of its kind and has a flexible delivery to suit both full-time and part-time students.

The course builds on our close links with leading campaigners and communicators in London's vibrant social change sector. An advisory panel, with representatives from Amnesty UK, Friends of the Earth, WaterAid, SumOfUs, Advocacy Hub, Campaign Bootcamp, FairSay and The National Council of Voluntary Organisations among others, will ensure we always reflect the skill sets in demand and deliver an exciting learning experience. A limited number of work placements and internships will be available.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
SOAS University of London

This programme focuses on the dynamic developments in media and communications within Asia, Africa and the Middle East. It examines the growing significance of these regi ... [+]

MA in Global Media and Postnational Communication

Duration: 1 Year Full Time, 2 or 3 Years Part Time

Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent)

Start of programme: September intake only

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

This programme focuses on the dynamic developments in media and communications within Asia, Africa and the Middle East. It examines the growing significance of these regions as the locations of new media players and new cultural genres, of complex audience involvements with mediated communication and as the sites of critical and creative responses to globalization processes. It challenges Eurocentric approaches to the study of media and provides a unique opportunity to study the media and communications environments of the non-Western world.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
Sharda University

This program offers a specialization in Mass Communication to the students coming from various disciplines. This course provides conceptual tools to the students for unde ... [+]

This program offers a specialization in Mass Communication to the students coming from various disciplines. This course provides conceptual tools to the students for understanding critically how society is mediated by the media world. This course gives comprehensive training in both technical skills and critical analysis of the media spectrum. The course stimulates the students to become feature film directors, documentary filmmakers, television producers, PROs, advertising creative heads in future.

Career and Placement

Below are some of the specializations that you can aspire to become after pursuing BA (Journalism & Mass Comm.) from Sharda:

Journalist: Reporter & Sub Editor for Print, Broadcast and Online Media Copywriter Media Planner Brand Manager Event Manager Media Marketing Professional Media Response Professional Layout and Graphic Designer/Animator TV Producer News Anchor Sound Editor Radio Jockey Music Manager Photo Journalist Web Designer Content Editor PR Professional Corporate Communication DTP Publisher Film Maker- Director, Producer, Editor, Cinematographer Script Writer ... [-]
India Greater Noida
July 2019
Full-time
Campus