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34 Master of Science Programs in Media

They say that your job is only a job if you don’t love what you do. While it may be hard for many to envision anyone loving spreadsheets and financial ledgers, it’s clear to see how much fun there is to be had in working in the media. A Master of Science (MSc) focusing on media studies can help you to further grow the skills you learned as an undergrad while also giving you a leg up on… Read more

They say that your job is only a job if you don’t love what you do. While it may be hard for many to envision anyone loving spreadsheets and financial ledgers, it’s clear to see how much fun there is to be had in working in the media. A Master of Science (MSc) focusing on media studies can help you to further grow the skills you learned as an undergrad while also giving you a leg up on those with whom you’ll be competing for jobs in the future.

The advanced courses taught in media graduate programs focus on creative practices and technologies, screen and media studies, digital cinema, and design media. Depending upon your specialty, other courses such as business administration, communications, electronics, and computer technology may be required. Unlike undergraduate coursework, much of the curriculum in graduate studies is focused on translating knowledge into a practical setting. Thus, internships are often required.

You’re not the only one with the goal to work in the media. Given the continual advances in production and broadcast technologies, as well as the proliferation of virtual media, media studies often attracts a large number of would-be workers looking to take advantage of these new job opportunities. While you may not yet truly realize what is an MSc in media and how it can help you get ahead, employers certainly do, and they are often looking specifically for those who have such credentials.

You’ll find that different graduate schools have different tuition rates depending upon the types of coursework and student benefits that they offer. If you’re worried about the costs of graduate school, talk with your program administrator about financial assistance options.

The many careers awaiting you once you have your master’s degree in media include: Art director, Graphic designer, Web developer, Production manager, Video editor, Audio/video engineer, Game developer

If you’re currently working, online graduate courses are available to help you achieve your educational goals while you work. Coursework is designed to be completed at your own pace under your own supervision. Instructors remain available to answer questions as they arise.

A Master of Science in Media will help you to build an impressive resume for potential employers looking to fill positions within this competitive industry. To apply, 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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KU Leuven
Leuven, Belgium

From smartphones, tablets and social media to online games – digital media re-shape society in various domains and deeply inform the way individual people work, live, think an ... +

From smartphones, tablets and social media to online games – digital media re-shape society in various domains and deeply inform the way individual people work, live, think and act. The international Master of Communication Sciences: Digital Media and Society provides a one-year master program in which you will study the nature, effect, and meaning of digital media from a social scientific perspective. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus
 
St Cloud State University
St. Cloud, USA

The evolution of instructional technology continues to move toward digital learning. There are fast-changing needs across all levels of learning and workplace learning. Instru ... +

The evolution of instructional technology continues to move toward digital learning. There are fast-changing needs across all levels of learning and workplace learning. Instructional Technology will help you to pursue a career in instructional and human performance technology in diverse contexts. Your courses will prepare you for tasks related to problem analysis, design and build of the instructional system, and evaluation for traditional and digital learning. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
24 Aug 2020
Campus
Online
 
USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Lugano, Switzerland

The Master of Science in Media Management is offered by the Faculty of Communication Sciences at USI in Lugano. The full program consists of 120 ECTS and lasts 2 years. This M ... +

The Master of Science in Media Management is offered by the Faculty of Communication Sciences at USI in Lugano. The full program consists of 120 ECTS and lasts 2 years. This Master gives the chance to study fundamental aspects how media companies operate and to deepen the understanding of the managerial activities of such companies (economical structures, politics of the field, research, creation, and building of products and services, legal management, etc,). The study program involves also an analysis of the production and diffusion processes of editorial content of different kinds: newspapers, books, TV and radio programs, films, online contents. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Sep 2020
31 May 2020
Campus
 
Southern New Hampshire University
Manchester, USA

The curriculum of the Master in Marketing includes a program of deep marketing studies, while providing a wide range of elective courses that facilitate and support the succes ... +

The curriculum of the Master in Marketing includes a program of deep marketing studies, while providing a wide range of elective courses that facilitate and support the success of students in their workplace. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
10 weeks
Spanish
23 Jun 2020
23 May 2020
Online
 
University of Padova
Padua, Italy

An Engineering master about Information and Communication Technologies, focusing on devices, networks, signals, as well as cross-disciplinary issues (big data, photonics, life ... +

An Engineering master about Information and Communication Technologies, focusing on devices, networks, signals, as well as cross-disciplinary issues (big data, photonics, life sciences). -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Wels, Austria

The master's program Interactive Media Provides a widerange of Mainly technical aspects of interactive media, computer games and modern online media. Graduates are equipped wi ... +

The master's program Interactive Media Provides a widerange of Mainly technical aspects of interactive media, computer games and modern online media. Graduates are equipped with knowledge and skills to professionally implement innovative and complex projects in the media industry. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English, German
Oct 2020
Campus
 
Glasgow Caledonian University, London (GCU London)
London, United Kingdom

GCU London’s International Diplomacy Programmes are designed to address the growing global market needs in the areas of diplomacy, international business, international securi ... +

GCU London’s International Diplomacy Programmes are designed to address the growing global market needs in the areas of diplomacy, international business, international security and international communication. The development of appropriate understanding and acquisition of relevant skills in these areas have become essential for the effective management of international interaction at public and private levels alike. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
11 May 2020
Campus
 
Linnaeus University
Växjö, Sweden

The program focuses on the design and development of social media tools and services using web and mobile technologies.

The program focuses on the design and development of social media tools and services using web and mobile technologies. -
MSc
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
2 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Weimar, Germany

The internationally recognized and accredited master's programme adopts an integrative approach based on two fundamental concepts: Study of a selection of primary subject area ... +

The internationally recognized and accredited master's programme adopts an integrative approach based on two fundamental concepts: Study of a selection of primary subject areas: media security, data mining, information retrieval, machine learning, visual analytics, optimization, mathematical modeling, mobile media, human-computer interfaces, usability, graphics, computer vision, and visualization. Acquisition of soft skills through a project-based study approach including active training of scientific communication, presentation and writing skills in small groups. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Apr 2020
Campus
 
Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Social Sciences and International Relations
Budapest, Hungary

The Master’s degree in Communication and Media Science with its three specializations: Political Communication, International Communication Developmental and Communication in ... +

The Master’s degree in Communication and Media Science with its three specializations: Political Communication, International Communication Developmental and Communication in Organizations. It provides students with the tools to enhance their professional carriers and gain leading roles in their future work. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Harrisburg University
Harrisburg, USA

The Learning Technologies and Media Systems (LTMS) program explores the intersection of learning and technology and provides our students with hands-on experiences that show h ... +

The Learning Technologies and Media Systems (LTMS) program explores the intersection of learning and technology and provides our students with hands-on experiences that show how technology is changing learning. Students study the art and science of instructional design and develop practical skills to analyze performance, create new solutions and manage the technology of instruction. Our students are employed in industry and in education, and our program strives to develop new knowledge in both areas. -
MSc
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
2 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Leiden University
Leiden, Netherlands +9 More

The Media Technology MSc programme is a common initiative of the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science within the Faculty Science and the Academy for Creative and Perf ... +

The Media Technology MSc programme is a common initiative of the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science within the Faculty Science and the Academy for Creative and Performing Arts. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
ESCP Business School
Madrid, Spain +2 More

The MSc of Marketing and Digital Media aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge to succeed in an international, cutting-edge career in marketing. To do so, the pro ... +

The MSc of Marketing and Digital Media aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge to succeed in an international, cutting-edge career in marketing. To do so, the program focuses on how to apply key strategic marketing aspects in an increasingly digital and globalized world. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Brussels, Belgium

The Master of Communication Studies is a one-year (60 ECTS) academic master with a focus on New Media and Society in Europe. This unique English language programme focuses on ... +

The Master of Communication Studies is a one-year (60 ECTS) academic master with a focus on New Media and Society in Europe. This unique English language programme focuses on the rapidly changing field of media and communication in a European context. The programme takes an original interdisciplinary approach and allows students to concentrate on business, policy and/or user aspects of new media. -
MSc
Full-time
English
21 Sep 2020
31 Aug 2020
Campus
 
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Rochester, USA

A focus on the humanities and social sciences combined with marketing, information technology, digital publishing, or discipline of your choosing, provides a solid framework t ... +

A focus on the humanities and social sciences combined with marketing, information technology, digital publishing, or discipline of your choosing, provides a solid framework to help you understand the evolving communication landscape. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
14 May 2020
Campus
 

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