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A Master of Arts degree provides students more opportunities for advancement in a variety of ways. Marshall Mcluhan once said that “the medium is the message.” Students choosing to pursue a Master of Arts in Media want to understand the relationship between constantly evolving technology and changing cultures all across the globe.

What is an MA in Media? It’s a higher education degree that combines the disciplines of media and cultural studies to help students gain the knowledge necessary to work in places like newsrooms, public affairs offices, or marketing firms. People earning an MA in Media will study how governments communicate with citizens, how news media affects public policy, and how businesses can handle crisis situations. There are many different courses available in the program, and students can choose the areas in media that they are most interested in.

There are many reasons students choose to get an MA in Media. Many have a desire to learn more about the changing ways we communicate with each other, while others want to be able to get a better job in their current journalism, public relations, or marketing career.

The cost of getting an MA in Media varies depending on which institution students attend and how long it takes to finish the courses. Anyone looking to return to school or continue their studies should do ample comparative research before deciding on a program.

A Master of Arts in Media can lead to many different and exciting careers. Possible jobs resulting from the degree include newspaper reporter, public information officer, journalism professor, and press secretary. Students receive the knowledge to be able to write press releases, ask tough questions, and effectively communicate complicated information to the masses.

While physically attending a college or university is a fun way to get a degree, more and more people are choosing to take online classes to continue their education. Online classes allow everyone from busy parents to people living in remote areas to obtain their degrees. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 


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88 Results in Media

Webster University

New Media Production programs are for students seeking a mastery of storytelling skills in a multi-platform digital communication environment. This degree is designed to ... [+]

M.A. New Media Production

New Media Production programs are for students seeking a mastery of storytelling skills in a multi-platform digital communication environment. This degree is designed to sharpen the production skills students already have and introduce students to a variety of additional skill sets to advance in a multi-platform media landscape that demands proficiency and knowledge of production in various media forms.

In the current dynamic media environment, the demand is for practitioners who are able to produce content on various digital platforms using the latest equipment and methods. This degree is designed to teach students how to succeed in that changing media environment and to give them the production skills necessary to communicate stories with impact.... [-]

USA St. Louis
August 2019
Full-time
18 - 24 months
Campus
Hyper Island

Hyper Island’s MA in Digital Management program offers an immersive learning experience delivered by innovative digital leaders and pioneers. The programme combines a bro ... [+]

Hyper Island’s MA in Digital Management program offers an immersive learning experience delivered by innovative digital leaders and pioneers. The programme combines a broad range of topics, including digital technology, business transformation, strategy, service design and research methods with real-world application, developing the leaders of the future.

The Digital Management is a Masters-level leadership program, designed in partnership with the industry and accredited by Teesside University. It is designed to prepare you for a leading role in the media, creative, and digital industries. This post-graduate program gives you an insight into the thought processes that drive some of the world’s most successful and innovative companies.... [-]

United Kingdom Manchester
Open Enrollment
Full-time
24 weeks
Campus
HMKW

The 2-year Master’s program International Marketing and Media Management targets new job profiles, which arise in our globalized and digitized word. ... [+]

The HMKW master program M.A. International Marketing and Media Management conveys analytical, producing and consultancy oriented competencies, which are needed urgently in our service and knowledge-based economic system, spurred by accelerating digital transformations and growing transnational interconnections. All master programs at HMKW offer interdisciplinary mandatory elective modules as a general foundation. Subject-specific modules to deepen and develop your career skills will be built upon these.

The interdisciplinary foundation is made up of modules in legal, technological and psychological subject areas. These modules convey essential competencies for the professionalization of your work with the media. In the subject-specific modules, the master program M.A. International Marketing and Media Management conveys Marketing and Management Basics and then further focusses on Media Management as well as Marketing and Media Intelligence subjects. The program is taught in English at HMKW Berlin and taught in German at HMKW Cologne and HMKW Frankfurt.... [-]

Germany Berlin Cologne Frankfurt
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 6 semesters
Campus
Sheffield Hallam University

The creative industries sector is vibrant, fast-growing and brings immense benefit to developed economies. In the UK alone, the creative industries are worth over £77 bil ... [+]

The creative industries sector is vibrant, fast-growing and brings immense benefit to developed economies. In the UK alone, the creative industries are worth over £77 billion a year and account for 5% of the economy, with exports of over £17 billion per annum. Skilled digital media management professionals are in demand to meet this phenomenal growth.

Your studies are based in our modern media labs in the Department of Media Arts and Communication. Many of our academic staff bring industry experience to their teaching. The course also includes a regular programme of industry speakers and client-based projects, as well as a foundation for those wishing to move into media management roles within organizations, recognize existing skills and knowledge through a formal qualification, or start their own media business.... [-]

United Kingdom Sheffield
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Manchester Metropolitan University

This course provides a direct route into 21st-century journalism. Graduates of all disciplines are equipped with knowledge and skills in journalism through intensive prac ... [+]

Overview

This course provides a direct route into 21st-century journalism. Graduates of all disciplines are equipped with knowledge and skills in journalism through intensive practical training and tuition.

Designed to meet the requirements of media employers in the UK and beyond, the course is taught by dedicated staff with media and industry experience, and strong professional connections. You will benefit from a mandatory placement providing key networking opportunities and enhancing your employability.

The course will prepare you to take a leading role in a rapidly evolving global media industry where you will explore the global potential of multi-platform news and features publishing. You will learn how to cover any story for print, web, TV or radio, and how to adapt a story from one medium to another. The emphasis on your work output will enable you to amass a full and varied portfolio to present to potential employers upon graduation.... [-]

United Kingdom Manchester
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Keele University

Media and Cultural Studies is an exciting and developing discipline that draws together theories and practices from a range of disciplines such as Media Studies, Film and ... [+]

The course involves three main aspects:

the study of theories and ideas about media and cultural production in a global context the critical analysis of cultural texts and practices from around the world engagement in practical creative production.

The MA in Global Media and Culture seeks to explore the relationship between these three areas and to show how knowledge of each informs and influences the others. In addition, it will provide you with the skills necessary for academic study at an advanced level, either for those wishing to go on to further academic research or as advanced preparation for those interested in pursuing careers in a range of media and culture industries.

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United Kingdom Keele
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Aarhus University

The Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Journalism, Media and Globalisation builds on the diverse journalistic experience of its students. It offers a venue for the analysis, inte ... [+]

Two-year international Erasmus mundus Master’s degree

The Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Journalism, Media and Globalisation builds on the diverse journalistic experience of its students. It offers a venue for the analysis, interpretation, and understanding of the global changes that are increasingly challenging the traditional boundaries between media, politics, technology, and culture.

Students engage in lively and insightful discussions with classmates from around the world, sharing their unique experiences in journalism and communication-related fields.

Learn at leading institutions

The programme has been granted the EU’s Erasmus Mundus label. Students spend their first year jointly between Aarhus University – taught by faculty from the Department of Political Science and the Department of Information and Media Studies – and the highly respected Danish School of Media and Journalism. In year two, the programme splits into four specialisms, offered by some of Europe’s leading universities.... [-]

Denmark Aarhus
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Swansea University

The MA in Communication, Media Practice and Public Relations (PR) is designed for students who want to focus their energy on the dynamic world of social media, develop th ... [+]

The MA in Communication, Media Practice and Public Relations (PR) is designed for students who want to focus their energy on the dynamic world of social media, develop their creative practice and professional writing skills or are looking to work in an entrepreneurial environment.

Key Features

The MA offers syllabus-based practice in professional, contemporary media skills, taught by industry professionals with academic backgrounds. The programme includes modules in Professional Writing/Journalism, Visual Communications and Media Design, Video and Documentary Making and PR, Branding, and Promotion. Other modules in communication, theory, film, and history are also available.

The programme allows graduates to add valuable and desirable professional media skills for careers in business, journalism, public and media relations, broadcasting, advertising and marketing and industry professionals to acquire new media skills and qualifications that will enhance their continuing professional development.... [-]

United Kingdom Swansea
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
Goldsmiths, University of London

This MA introduces you to recent debates on gender in the disciplines of sociology and media and communications studies, and to the interdisciplinary domains of feminist ... [+]

This MA introduces you to recent debates on gender in the disciplines of sociology and media and communications studies, and to the interdisciplinary domains of feminist social and cultural theory.

Drawing on the internationally recognised and pioneering expertise of staff in the Department of Sociology and Department of Media and Communications, the programme offers you the opportunity to develop cutting-edge critical skills in relation to cultural approaches to gender formation and gender theory.

As well as these theoretical and analytical points of orientation, the MA in Gender, Media and Culture aims to help you grasp the importance of epistemology and methodology for the evaluation of empirical investigations of gender formations.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
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 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 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 year
Campus
UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies

This MA programme in Media and International Conflict is designed to enable students to develop an understanding of the ways in which media interact with war, internation ... [+]

“Studying in the Clinton Institute was a wonderful experience. The classes are small, which means you really get to know everybody, and there is a very comfortable atmosphere. A wide range of topics ensured that everybody got a chance to study and discuss areas that they are passionate about. Lively debates were the norm!. This MA was a fascinating journey through history, current affairs, politics and media. It offered a great opportunity to build strong research, writing and presenting skills, with the help of a diligent and engaging staff of the Institute. I would do it all over again if I could!” – Karen Dunne

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This MA programme in Media and International Conflict is designed to enable students to develop an understanding of the ways in which media interact with war, international conflict and security. It analyzes the complex roles played by the media in the enactment and representation of international conflict and addresses the relationships among media, governments, the military, and NGOs in framing perceptions of international conflict.... [-]

Ireland Dublin
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Emerson College

Media Design is an applied research MA program housed in Emerson’s Engagement Lab. In contrast to traditional coursework, you’ll connect with potential community stakehol ... [+]

Program Details

The Media Design program is an applied research MA program housed in Emerson’s Engagement Lab. In contrast to traditional coursework, you’ll connect with community organizations from the outset and work with those organizations as you formulate your thesis project.The Media Design program responds to the burgeoning landscape of media and technology with a program that is applied, embedded in communities, and represents a deviation from the traditional way a graduate higher education program works. The program is design-oriented and requires the building of process, prototypes, and platforms, the ambitions of the cohort.How we approach Media Design in our program:

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USA Boston
September 2019
1 - 2 years
Campus
Nottingham Trent University: School of Arts and Humanities

This innovative course enables you to gain an improved understanding of the many facets of today’s communications media, including broadcasting and information communicat ... [+]

MA Media and Globalisation

This innovative course enables you to gain an improved understanding of the many facets of today’s communications media, including broadcasting and information communication technology, and the role they have to play in globalisation processes.

You will join a team of established experts who offer a unique course that combines both theoretical and practical approaches. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the main theoretical frameworks related to media and globalisation.

What you'll study

You will critically analyse the role and impact of the media industry in a global society to become critically aware of the implications of these debates for research strategies, theorising and practising.... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Northeastern Illinois University

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Communication, Media and Theatre provides an in-depth study of the principles and practices of communication, media, and theatre. The program ... [+]

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Communication, Media and Theatre provides an in-depth study of the principles and practices of communication, media, and theatre. The program is designed for students interested in advanced corporate positions, those preparing for positions in higher education or further graduate study, and teachers at the elementary or secondary level.

This graduate program is designed to provide advanced study of communication research and the principles and practices of communication, media and theatre, for teachers of communication at the secondary level, elementary school teachers, candidates for teaching positions in higher education, students interested in positions in business and industry, and as a preparation for further graduate study. All newly admitted students begin coursework in the fall semester.... [-]

USA Chicago Grayslake
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 6 years
Campus