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25 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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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 2022
Campus
 
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
Sep 2023
Campus
 
University of Roehampton London
London, United Kingdom

Our new MA Media & Communications course is aimed at those who wish to pursue a career in communications, public relations and social marketing.

Our new MA Media & Communications course is aimed at those who wish to pursue a career in communications, public relations and social marketing. -
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Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
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The New School
New York, USA

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
 
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
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 commu ... +

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 communication master course offers theoretical knowledge with a strong focus on practical and professional skills and competencies. -
MA
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
University of Florida - College of Journalism and Communications
Gainesville, USA

Our first-of-a-kind Social Media master’s degree is about so much more than simply knowing how to use current social media platforms. We teach you how to approach social media ... +

Our first-of-a-kind Social Media master’s degree is about so much more than simply knowing how to use current social media platforms. We teach you how to approach social media marketing in a holistic way, by incorporating writing, video production, and brand marketing into a comprehensive online program. We teach you how to use research to drive content creation, how to create effective advertising and public relations campaigns, and how to use new and emerging technologies to reach your audience. Most importantly, we teach you how to pull all of these skills together to craft creative narratives that appeal to your target audience and create meaningful engagement. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
16 months
English
Online
 
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
Sep 2023
02 Feb 2023
Campus
 
University of Westminster
London, United Kingdom

The course is designed for recent graduates seeking a career in traditional and new media organisations. It provides a combination of business and media skills designed to equ ... +

The course is designed for recent graduates seeking a career in traditional and new media organisations. It provides a combination of business and media skills designed to equip you to take up an entry-level position in today’s media organisations. You'll learn how media organisations are engaging with the challenges resulting from the emergence of digital media technologies and platforms. The course introduces you to the processes by which media organisations develop their corporate strategies, business plans, marketing and production operations as they respond to radical change in the commercial environment. The course is designed to enable you to find and take up work placements and internships at media organisations in London during the course of your studies. Some of our students have successfully completed internships at TV production companies like the BBC, technology companies like Google, as well as many other multimedia, advertising and news organisations in London. Some have successfully started their own businesses in the UK. Whether you are planning a career in a media organisation or seeking to create your own new business start-up, the International Media Business MA aims to provide the analytical insight, operational knowledge and planning skills you'll need to prosper. Westminster is a leading provider in this academic discipline and is ranked top 10 among UK institutions for Communication and Media Studies in the QS World University Rankings 2021. The University is also ranked 4th in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2022 for Research Quality in Communication and Media Studies. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
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
26 Sep 2022
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)
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