Master of Art Programs in Media

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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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M.A. New Media Production

Webster University
Campus Full time 18 - 24 months October 2017 USA Saint Louis

New Media Production programs are for students seeking a mastery of story telling 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. [+]

MA Degrees in Media. M.A. New Media Production New Media Production programs are for students seeking a mastery of story telling 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. Course Requirements • Signed Application Form • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL: PBT 550 | iBT 80 IELTS: 6.5 Pearson: 53 • Undergraduate Transcripts • Essay: 300-500 word essay on a topic of your choice OR Curriculum Vitae (CV) • One Letter of Recommendation • Certificate of Finance showing $Tuition plus $16,000 • Copy of Passport ID Page • Official University/College Transcripts (for Transfer Students) • Some programs have additional entry requirements. Please contact your advisor for more information. [-]

Mass Media Translation MA

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 30 months September 2017 China Suzhou + 1 more

The MA Mass Media Translation programme is designed to cater to the needs of both practitioners and those aspiring to pursue research in translation studies. The theoretical modules are intended to lay a stepping stone for those who wish to conduct further research in translation studies, or who are committed to a career in the discipline, whilst the practical modules aim to help students strengthen their skills in critical thinking, develop their bilingual and bicultural sensibilities and improve their translation, linguistics and bilingual media communication skills. [+]

Overview The MA Mass Media Translation programme is designed to cater to the needs of both practitioners and those aspiring to pursue research in translation studies. The theoretical modules are intended to lay a stepping stone for those who wish to conduct further research in translation studies, or who are committed to a career in the discipline, whilst the practical modules aim to help students strengthen their skills in critical thinking, develop their bilingual and bicultural sensibilities and improve their translation, linguistics and bilingual media communication skills. Unique selling points • The first MA in Mainland China specialised in bilingual media communication and translation training • A wide range of theoretical and practical modules to choose from • Taught by academic staff members of the translation and media and communication studies programmes, as well as other experts in the field. Knowledge and skills Modules Semester one: • Theory of translation studies • Journalism translation • Globalmedia cultures • Contemporary media theories • Translation and technology. Semester two: • Research methods • Public relations translation • Portrayal of China in Western Media • Discourse analysis • Audio-visual translation • Translating Chinese culture. Semester three: • Dissertation • Translation project. Additional learning activity modules The MA Mass Media Translationprogramme includes an additional600 hoursof Additional Learning Activity (ALA) normally spread equally over all the semesters of the programme. ALAs are assessed on a pass/fail basis in each semester and must be completed for the award of the qualification. The ALAs do not contribute... [-]

Full-time MA in Digital Management

Hyper Island
Campus Full time 24 weeks January 2018 United Kingdom Manchester London Singapore Sweden Stockholm USA East New York UK Online + 7 more

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. [+]

MA Degrees in Media. 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. Designed in collaboration with industry, the program provides those wanting to develop or refine their strategic and digital skills or transition into the digital and creative industries. It presents a unique opportunity to learn from leading industry thinkers and apply principles in a learning environment that mirrors real-world challenges. You will embark on a transformative journey to becoming a new kind of leader, who is adaptive, collaborative and creatively driven, who can go beyond conventional thinking and practices to create effective teams and business value. You will be challenged by real world situations and given the opportunity to work on live briefs for clients. You will be challenged to create business and brand strategies and develop innovative solutions based on creative concepts. In addition to group projects, Digital Management students are expected to complete individual assignments to compliment each group task.... [-]

Master of Arts in Media and Communication (MA-MC) (European & US accreditations)

The International University in Geneva
Campus Full time Part time 1 year February 2018 Switzerland Geneva + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Media and Communication (MA-MC) is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in communications. The MA-MC 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? [+]

KEY BENEFITS OF THE MASTER OF ARTS IN MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION 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 Media and Communication (MA-MC) is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in communications. The MA-MC 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? MA-MC PROGRAM DETAILS Calendar: The MA-MC program has four starting dates: September, November, March and May. Contents: In addition to core media and communication courses, the Master of Arts in Media and Communication trains young professionals to be future communication managers with courses in theory and practice: communication and media theory, intercultural communications, press and journalism, planning and evaluating communications, multimedia, executive communications and international marketing. The Master of Arts in Media and Communication is comprised of 14 courses taken over one year. Faculty: The faculty at IUG in Switzerland, is international in experience, practical in orientation and focused on their teaching. The faculty members are student-centered and committed to foster a stimulating learning environment. Study in Switzerland: Geneva belongs to a select group of truly... [-]

MA in Media and Communications

Regent’s University London
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

The MA in Media and Communications offers students a broad foundation in media including training in theory, research methods and contemporary topics. [+]

MA Degrees in Media. The MA in Media and Communications offers students a broad foundation in media including training in theory, research methods and contemporary topics. You will examine today’s global, digital and cultural issues shaping current media landscapes. You will learn about the history of mass communication and key trends in emerging and networked media industries, including print, visual and interactive media. In addition, you will explore how international media systems shape our view of the world. You will develop a range of media and communication skills that are essential for a variety of media platforms and activities. You will learn research and analysis, how to plan and execute media projects and how to produce material in print, film and online formats. Why should I choose this programme? With London as a cultural and media capital, the course provides the perfect stage both for analysing the media and learning to create it. London is a hub of creative and technological innovation, characteristic of media and communications. This programme equips students to understand and gain experience in this dynamic media world. The programme is flexible, enabling you to gain knowledge in particular areas of interest within media and communications as well as selecting from a diverse range of electives in order to broaden your knowledge base and skill set. You will benefit from small classes taught by academic experts and industry professionals who are specialists in their field. Classes are also enhanced by guest lectures from experts, field trips and... [-]

MA Media and Globalisation

Nottingham Trent University: School of Arts and Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

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. [+]

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 practicing. Alongside the theoretical content you will engage with the theory and practice of alternative audiovisual narratives and the key media production processes and professional practices relevant to media, cultural and communicative industries. You will engage with practical issues that are presently affecting media industries, this is directly relevant to those wishing to work within the media field in the future. Our team of world leading media academics will inspire you. Many combine not only outstanding research records but also successful media careers. This allows you to benefit from a broad range of experience and expertise from across the media fields. The media team pride themselves on their accessible, student-centred approach to teaching and are available for one-to-one tutorial support and guidance. How you’re taught Assessment Assessment on the course involves course work, report writing, presentations and group work. The core of... [-]

M.A. International Marketing and Media Management

HMKW Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 6 semesters Open Enrollment Germany Berlin Cologne Frankfurt am Main + 3 more

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

MA Degrees in Media. The HMKW master program M.A. International Marketing and Media Management conveys analytical, producing and consultancy oriented competences, 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. [-]

Media Communications (MA)

Webster University Thailand Campus
Campus Full time Part time 15 months January 2018 Thailand Bangkok + 1 more

Webster University's Master of Arts in Media Communications is designed for media professionals looking to enhance their credentials and advance their career. [+]

(Evening classes) The old adage goes, “The medium is the message.” Yet, with the rapid evolution and innovation in today’s media, the possibilities are always changing. Webster University’s Master of Arts in Media Communications explores the relationship between changing technology, changing cultures and how communications impact all aspects of our lives — including government, business and society. Our program is designed for media professionals looking to advance their career and enhance their credentials. As a graduate, you’ll understand and analyze the breadth of media communications in societies around the world. Over the course of your classes, you’ll examine media from multiple perspectives and in multiple contexts, such as cultural, economic and political. You’ll also consider how media can be a product, a process and a vehicle for commentary. The course schedule is flexible to accommodate the time constraints of working professionals like you. You can take classes at our campuses in Bangkok, Thailand; Leiden, the Netherlands; London, United Kingdom; Geneva, Switzerland; St. Louis, Missouri; Little Rock, Arkansas; and Louisville, Kentucky. Or take classes online from anywhere in the world. Dive into the exciting and ever-evolving world of media and request more information on a master’s degree in Media Communications. [-]

Master in Web Design & New Media

Academy of Art University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

The MFA program provides advanced study for students pursuing a career in web design and new media. Progress in the MFA degree is measured through a rigorous process, both at the midpoint and final reviews. [+]

MA Degrees in Media. The MFA program provides advanced study for students pursuing a career in web design and new media. Progress in the MFA degree is measured through a rigorous process, both at the midpoint and final reviews. Studio courses develop creative and technical acumen, with attention to mastering user experience design, while advanced courses provide a focused learning environment for building final thesis projects. Students will graduate with a portfolio and comprehensive thesis project showcasing their talent. MFA Web Design & New Media Unit Requirements Major 27 units Directed Study 18 units Graduate Liberal Arts 12 units Electives* 6 units TOTAL 63 units *Per director approval MFA Web Design & New Media Degree Requirements Successful completion of Final Thesis Project Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA Minimum grade of C in all required 63 units MFA Program Learning Outcomes Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria: MFA Thesis Project Present a clearly defined design project worthy of the MFA degree Provide proof of concept demonstrating the feasibility of the project Produce a final thesis project demonstrating design thinking, and visual communication and technical skills Design Thinking Conduct appropriate market research and apply findings to design decisions Demonstrate knowledge of thesis topic and identify resources for content development Identify appropriate platform(s) and adapt designs accordingly Visual Communication Effectively utilize grid, hierarchy, typography, color, and composition Demonstrate interactive design principles as appropriate to the project Technical Abilities Demonstrate an understanding of the technical skills necessary to execute the thesis project.... [-]

MA Media Culture

Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Maastricht

The introduction of digital and electronic technologies has generated profound cultural transformations in the organisation of the media landscape. New media, such as the internet, CDs, and DVDs, provide new possibilities for information distribution, education, communication, marketing and amusement. If you’re fascinated by anything and everything to do with digital media and the internet, look no further. [+]

The introduction of digital and electronic technologies has generated profound cultural transformations in the organisation of the media landscape. New media, such as the internet, CDs, and DVDs, provide new possibilities for information distribution, education, communication, marketing and amusement. If you’re fascinated by anything and everything to do with digital media and the internet, look no further. The new technologies have transformed the way we consume information and entertainment, as interactivity changes the way we are involved with a story line or a game, and blurs the line between making and enjoying music. The internet has had a major effect on our engagement with politics and with culture. At the same time, older media such as books, radio, television and film are still present and are evolving in complex interrelations with the newer media. The interdisciplinary and comparative framework of the master's programme in Media Culture combines theoretical reflection on these developments with practical research and media skills. It will provide you with the academic training to investigate ongoing transformations in media culture and the skills to participate in these innovations. This is a one-year programme taught in English. Fast facts Media Culture at Maastricht University… is a one-year interdisciplinary Master of Arts programme is a selective master's programme is taught in English addresses the interrelations between cultural transformations in the media landscape and technological developments utilises a combination of methodologies including Problem-Based Learning has a majority of international students, representing on average 14 different nationalities is closely connected with... [-]

Master of Arts/Master of Fine Arts in Transdisciplinary New Media

Paris College Of Art
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 France Paris

Designed for those who are interested in exploring the wide-ranging creative field of New Media that goes beyond traditionally defined art and design disciplines, this program employs methods of transdisciplinary practice through collaborative teamwork. [+]

MA Degrees in Media. Production of new media is no longer the province of individual artists or designers working by themselves, but rather involves the collaborative practice of multidisciplinary teams. Designed for those who are interested in exploring the wide-ranging creative field of New Media that goes beyond traditionally defined art and design disciplines, this program employs methods of transdisciplinary practice through collaborative teamwork. Through a shared creative process, students will re-frame their current understanding of different tools, technologies, theories and methods, developing hybrid systems and solutions that go beyond any one discipline. At PCA, students can complete either a Masters of Art (MA) or a Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) in Transdisciplinary New Media. The first two semesters (fall and spring) of these programs follow a common curriculum. MA students complete their thesis in the spring term to receive their degree while MFA students continue for two semesters of study in the following academic year (fall and spring) to receive their degree. Graduates of both the MA and MFA will go on to apply their skills to collaborative projects in domains as varied as online and traditional publishing, video games, art installations, exhibitions, live performances, web design, interaction/interface design, software development, service design, etc. As well, the MFA, which is considered a terminal degree in this field, will open the doors to teaching opportunities in higher education for our graduates. The program is open to any applicant who has successfully completed an undergraduate degree (BFA, BA, BSc, BID, BArch,... [-]

MA in Global Media Business

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Campus Full time 3 semesters United Kingdom London

The MA Global Media Business, awarded by the University of Westminster is the final award, of a two-year programme managed jointly by Westminster and the Communication University of China (CUC). Conferred by the University of Westminster, the Masters degree is also licensed and recognised by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. [+]

The MA Global Media Business, awarded by the University of Westminster is the final award, of a two-year programme managed jointly by Westminster and the Communication University of China (CUC). Conferred by the University of Westminster, the Masters degree is also licensed and recognised by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. Media professionals and media firms are united in their need to acquire the commercial, strategic and managerial skills to prosper in an industry undergoing constant fundamental change. This course is designed to address these needs, developing entrepreneurial leaders equipped to deal with the complex and novel challenges presented by new technologies, consumer behaviour, and evolving business models. The course will enable you to identify and analyse strategic and operational problems and opportunities, understand, quantify and access national and international media markets, and use foresight and planning techniques to understand and respond to change. As well as being able to manage complex media projects, you will also have the skills to engage in strategic direction setting, deploy business-planning skills, and excel in leadership and implementation. The course is delivered by academic staff with lengthy experience of advising and managing media organisations. Teaching methods are based around practical problems and include in-class exercises and individuals and group projects and assessment. Assignments will enable you to develop and apply your skills in creative project development and business planning. The MA Global Media Business is a full-time course, delivered using a combination of full-time and intensive block mode teaching.... [-]

Master of Arts in Global Communication

The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

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. [+]

MA Degrees in Media. 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. Is this program for you? The Global Communication program is ideal for those seeking to navigate the global information environment. The program is particularly attractive to students interested in, among other things: learning how to design effective advocacy and information campaigns around issues ranging from public health to national security; understanding the intersection between media, foreign affairs, and public opinion; and those interested in careers in public diplomacy and other forms of advocacy communication. [-]

Master in Media Studies (MA)

Mary Immaculate College
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Ireland Limerick + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Media Studies is an innovative programme offered by Mary Immaculate College, Limerick and the University of Limerick. The programme takes... [+]

Master of Arts in Media Studies

The Master of Arts in Media Studies is an innovative programme offered by Mary Immaculate College, Limerick and the University of Limerick. The programme takes place on both two campuses, mainly in the evenings to facilitate people who are working in the media or elsewhere. Classes are taught on both campuses and students can avail of the fine study and recreational facilities on the South Circular Road and in Passey.The programme meets a demand for postgraduate courses in the specialised area of Media Studies outside the greater Dublin area and extends Mary Immaculate College’s Media and Communication Studies provision beyondundergraduate level. Membersof the Department also supervise a large number ofresearch masters and PhDs. We have a generous assistantship and scholarship scheme and we are more than happy to explore options withpotential students from a variety of backgrounds.... [-]


MA in Journalism, Media and Globalisation (Erasmus Mundus)

Aarhus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Aarhus

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. [+]

MA Degrees in Media. 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. This allows students to customise their studies in the following areas: Media and Politics at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands Business and Finance Journalism at City University in London, UK Comparative and Transcultural Approaches at the University of Hamburg, Germany War and Conflict at the University of Swansea, Wales STUDENT LIFE As an Erasmus Mundus student, you can expect a cultural experience both inside the classroom and out. The programme brings together students from all around the world to join a tight-knit community of inspired and talented young professionals in Aarhus. For those who want to participate in student media, Jutland Station provides... [-]