Master's Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication in USA

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Journalism and Mass Communication

A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.

A degree in journalism will give you the trades and self-esteem to start your profession as a journalist. A great journalist not solely has specialized and professional skills, but also mental width and curiosity about the world.

The United States of America is a large country in North America, often referred to as the "USA", the "US", the "United States", "America", or simply "the States". American colleges are funded by "tuition" charged to the student, which is often quite expensive, very commonly reaching into the tens of thousands of dollars per year.

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Master in Communications - Multimedia Journalism

Ana G. Méndez University System, Continental U.S. Campuses
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Orlando Miramar Tampa Wheaton Dallas + 3 more

The Master in Communication with Major in Multimedia Journalism prepares journalists capable of producing journalistic products in tune with the requirements of the digital era and with the knowledge to use the new digital platforms that are present in the field of communications. It offers students the knowledge to understand the new tendencies and requirements of journalism in a changing and global world. The curriculum focus on theory and practice of journalism. [+]

Program Description

The Master in Communication with Major in Multimedia Journalism prepares journalists capable of producing journalistic products in tune with the requirements of the digital era and with the knowledge to use the new digital platforms that are present in the field of communications. It offers students the knowledge to understand the new tendencies and requirements of journalism in a changing and global world. The curriculum focus on theory and practice of journalism.

The students will master diverse areas in the field of communications and will be able to develop new products in numerous multimedia platforms that will transcend territorial frontiers and have a global reach.They will master the traditional news formats but will focus on the use of multimedia formats. At the same time, they will understand the needs of the modern communication markets, and the legal, ethical foundations that protect freedom of speech and press.... [-]


Master of Science in Communications (M.S. in Communications)

The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications; The Newhouse School; Newhouse
Online Full time September 2018 USA Syracuse

Communications@Syracuse is an online Master of Science in Communications from the world-renowned S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. This program offers students a foundation in communications, digital media, social media and digital journalism with courses taught by the same Newhouse faculty who teach on campus. Students can choose from three specializations: Advertising, Public Relations and Journalism Innovation. Designed for working professionals, the M.S. in Communications features live online classes, dynamic course content and in-person immersion experiences in cities around the world. [+]

Communications@Syracuse is an online Master of Science in Communications from the world-renowned S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Newhouse is a leader in the field of mass communications and strives to train professionals who use media to make the world a better place. Newhouse is consistently top-ranked among schools of communications in the nation. With a strong focus on digital innovations affecting the field, Communications@Syracuse offers students a foundation in communications, digital media, social media and digital journalism. Students choose from three specializations — Advertising, Public Relations and Journalism Innovation — and complete coursework that explores the established practices and emerging trends of their area of focus. The M.S. in Communications features:... [-]


Master of Fine Arts in Film

Syracuse University - College of Visual and Performing Arts
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA Syracuse

The master of fine arts (M.F.A.) program in film integrates film production with the intellectual study of the medium while providing a strong focus on global cinema. Through international programs, visiting artists from around the world, and a regimen of film history, culture, and theory, our graduate students benefit from understanding film within its historical, artistic, and international contexts. [+]

Overview

The master of fine arts (M.F.A.) program in film integrates film production with the intellectual study of the medium while providing a strong focus on global cinema. Through international programs, visiting artists from around the world, and a regimen of film history, culture, and theory, our graduate students benefit from understanding film within its historical, artistic, and international contexts.

Consistently ranked as one of the top 25 film programs by the Hollywood Reporter, the program provides students with numerous opportunities to explore cinema on a global level. Select graduates in the program participate In Film Production and Italian Film Studies in Bologna, Italy, where you will attend the world’s most famous classic film festival event, Cinema Ritrovato while immersing in all aspects of the film. Those interested in 35mm filmmaking can study in a semester-long program with FAMU (Film and Television School of the Academy of Performing Arts) in Prague, Czech Republic, through Syracuse University Abroad.... [-]


Master in Magazine, Newspaper & Online Journalism

Syracuse University - S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Campus Full time 1 year July 2019 USA Syracuse

Our one-year, writing- and editing-focused program will prepare you to make a contribution to any publication. [+]

The magazine, newspaper and online journalism program (MNO) prepares students for the journalism industry. You will learn to write, report, design, and edit across communications platforms and create content on par with magazine, newspaper and online professionals working in the field today.

What is the focus of the program?

Our one-year, writing- and editing-focused program will prepare you to make a contribution to any publication. You will take courses in:

Writing. Reporting. Editing. Web and graphic design. Research. Communications law. Other courses cover web innovation; political and urban affairs; sports reporting; new media business; travel writing; designing interactivity; and photography. ... [-]

Master in New Media Management

Syracuse University - S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Campus Full time 1 year July 2019 USA Syracuse

If you envision a future in communications leadership, the new media management program is right for you. At Syracuse University, Newhouse students in the New Media Management graduate program practice the application of innovative digital solutions to strategic communications problems in both traditional and new media businesses. [+]

When every company has a website and a 360-degree communications plan, every company is a media company. At Syracuse University, Newhouse students in the New Media Management graduate program practice the application of innovative digital solutions to strategic communications problems in both traditional and new media businesses.

"It isn't just the media that has to reinvent storytelling on new platforms; every company has to tell its story differently."

- Larry Kramer '72Former president and publisher, USA TODAY

Graduate Education is a Faculty/Student Partnership

New Media Management students work closely with faculty members in a guided professional digital communication experience in our state-of-the-art facilities. Core courses in the program cover topics like:... [-]


Master in Arts Journalism

Syracuse University - S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Campus Full time 1 year July 2019 USA Syracuse

The Goldring Arts Journalism program offers a uniquely flexible combination of courses designed to meet the educational objectives of each student while also providing training in multimedia communications. [+]

Communicating about today's culture—whether online, on-air or in magazines and newspapers—requires advanced skills in digital technology, writing, and multimedia storytelling. The professional arts journalist also needs in-depth knowledge in a variety of areas: music, theater, film, visual arts, television, popular culture, fashion, architecture, and design.

Traditionally, arts journalists have started out either as artists who learned to write or as writers who became passionately interested in writing about an art form. The Goldring Arts Journalism program offers a uniquely flexible combination of courses designed to meet the educational objectives of each student while also providing training in multimedia communications.... [-]


Master in Broadcast & Digital Journalism

Syracuse University - S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Campus Full time 1 year July 2019 USA Syracuse

The Newhouse graduate program in broadcast and digital journalism is designed to provide the necessary combination of practical training and theoretical study to prepare you for a career in electronic journalism. [+]

What is the focus of the program?

The Newhouse graduate program in broadcast and digital journalism is designed to provide the necessary combination of practical training and theoretical study to prepare you for a career in electronic journalism.

While completing this 40-credit curriculum, you will take courses in:

Writing Information gathering and reporting Editing Producing Anchoring in traditional and new platforms

Our professional faculty members emphasize hands-on experience in all coursework and encourage you to pursue internships at television, radio stations and multimedia news operations. Small class sizes allow for invaluable one-on-one interaction between students and faculty.... [-]


Master in Media Studies

Syracuse University - S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Syracuse

If you have mass media experience and would like to further examine the mass communications process in depth through research, our academic master's program is the right place for you. As a Newhouse media studies student, you will, through investigation of contemporary media systems and processes, assess the media's relationship with the world. Research opportunities abound in our program. Areas of inquiry include media and diversity, political communication, social effects, and media psychology. Media studies is an excellent foundation for doctoral study or for research-oriented jobs in the private or public sector. [+]

If you have mass media experience and would like to further examine the mass communications process in depth through research, our academic master's program is the right place for you. As a Newhouse media studies student, you will, through investigation of contemporary media systems and processes, assess the media's relationship with the world. Research opportunities abound in our program. Areas of inquiry include media and diversity, political communication, social effects, and media psychology. Media studies is an excellent foundation for doctoral study or for research-oriented jobs in the private or public sector.

Pursue your interests and share your findings with the academic world ... [-]

Master in Media and Education

Syracuse University - S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Campus Full time 1 year July 2019 USA Syracuse

The Media & Education (M&E) Graduate Programs are a joint venture between the School of Education and the Newhouse School of Public Communications, combining faculty, resources and exceptional knowledge base of these two Syracuse University schools. These programs are the first and only program of their kind in the United States. [+]

The Media & Education (M&E) Graduate Programs are a joint venture between the School of Education and the Newhouse School of Public Communications, combining faculty, resources and exceptional knowledge base of these two Syracuse University schools. These programs are the first and only program of their kind in the United States.

Note that the Media & Education programs are interdisciplinary academic programs and do not lead to teacher certification.

With an M.A. in Media and Education (one year of study, full time residency, 36 credits) students gain hands-on experience in a range of creative storytelling practices from conventional production techniques of film, television, radio and music industries, to the emerging digital media creation practices in online storytelling settings. The M&E Masters of Arts is designed for those students wishing to pursue full time advanced study in the converging fields of Media and Education. The C.A.S in Media and Education (one year of study, part time study plus three weeks full residency, 15 credits) is designed for teachers in the field who will utilize their educational settings as a laboratory for their studies. Practicing teachers were consulted with the intent to make this course of study compatible for teachers’ schedules particularly those who could not take off extensive time from their work. ... [-]

Ph.D. in Mass Communications

Syracuse University - S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Syracuse

Newhouse doctoral students take classes outside the Newhouse School and develop at least one outside area of expertise. You may draw on an extensive variety of faculty in other schools at Syracuse University. [+]

Newhouse doctoral students take classes outside the Newhouse School and develop at least one outside area of expertise. You may draw on an extensive variety of faculty in other schools at Syracuse University.

Specialized study

You can specialize in the functions and social effects of print and electronic media or focus on media-related institutions in society. Among the topics, you might consider are influences on media content, media influence on social behavior, new communications technologies, advertising influences on consumer behavior, public relations, media law and ethics, diversity and the media, science communication and political communication.

Areas of study

Coursework includes four areas of study: mass communication theory, research methods, and statistics, courses related to the dissertation and a substantive area outside the Newhouse School (for example, sociology, psychology, political science, information studies).... [-]


Master in Television, Radio & Film

Syracuse University - S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Campus Full time 1 year July 2019 USA Syracuse

Our graduate television, radio, and film program will show you how movies are directed, how TV and film scripts are written and how radio programs are produced. You'll learn how to tell stories with visuals and audio. You'll study systems of production, distribution, and exhibition. [+]

Our graduate television, radio, and film program will show you how movies are directed, how TV and film scripts are written and how radio programs are produced. You'll learn how to tell stories with visuals and audio. You'll study systems of production, distribution, and exhibition. And you will work with our experienced faculty to build your own program based on your interests and goals.

You'll also learn from successful and famous guest speakers who visit campus or join classes via Skype. Our connections in Los Angeles, New York and in other global entertainment hubs can provide you with professional advice and insider tips on how to create for television, radio, film and the web.... [-]


Master in Digital Film

Universal Arts School
Online Campus Full time September 2018 USA Los Angeles

Shoot a film with VFX Hollywood style. The course objective is that you become a specialist or artist in the Direction and Creation of Films in Digital format. The objective is to make a professional short film shot with visual effects, using professional cameras on a chroma screen, and experience it from its beginnings until the post-production process. [+]

Shoot a film with VFX Hollywood style.

The course objective is that you become a specialist or artist in the Direction and Creation of Films in Digital format. The objective is to make a professional short film shot with visual effects, using professional cameras on a chroma screen, and experience it from its beginnings until the post-production process.

Who is it for?

It is aimed at professionals in the field, potential directors and new filmmakers interested in learning more about Digital Film in a more technical and practical way. People who wish to create in the seventh art and build a professional career in Directing and Creating Film in Digital format. This training is for Graduates as well as non-graduates, as it is a completely autonomous and empirical training in a new professional field. With this training, the person obtains a professional category, either as Director, Supervisor of Multiformat Digital Film(Film, Fashion Films, Spots and Short Film). There are no prerequisites, you start at level 0 and it is intended for all audiences.... [-]


Master in Production Design

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Savannah Atlanta

At SCAD, our production design program is bursting at the seams with opportunity. Through a department committed to a comprehensive approach, our students have opportunities many production designers only dream of, regularly contributing to projects with big names and industry powerhouses. [+]

Set the stage for success with production design

At SCAD, our production design program is bursting at the seams with opportunity. Through a department committed to a comprehensive approach, our students have opportunities many production designers only dream of, regularly contributing to projects with big names and industry powerhouses. Our production design alumni are employed around the world at 20th Century Fox, Discovery Communications, Food Network, HBO, HGTV, MTV Networks, NBC Universal, New American Shakespeare Tavern, Nickelodeon and the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. Follow their lead.

M.A. in production design

Available at: - Savannah

ARTH 701 Contemporary Art CLC 580 Collaboration* PROD 720 Production Design Theory and Practice PROD 726 Production Design Studio I: Conceptualization PROD 730 Script Analysis and Conceptualization PROD 745 Decorative Arts: Context in Storytelling PROD 749 Production Design M.A. Final Project PROD 756 Evolution of Production Design ... [-]

Master in Film and Television

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Atlanta Savannah

As a student of film and television at SCAD, you'll acquire diverse technical skills, center yourself as a solid creative and step seamlessly into your professional film career. Our students benefit from an immersive experience in the full spectrum of production roles and responsibilities, focusing on advanced study and practice in both the technical and conceptual aspects of filmmaking. [+]

Film, television and the art of entertainment

As a student of film and television at SCAD, you'll acquire diverse technical skills, center yourself as a solid creative and step seamlessly into your professional film career. Our students benefit from an immersive experience in the full spectrum of production roles and responsibilities, focusing on advanced study and practice in both the technical and conceptual aspects of filmmaking. Become a visual storyteller, a multimedia artist and a creative communicator who is fully prepared to step into the professional studio — even before you graduate.

M.A. in film and television

Available at: - Atlanta - Savannah

FILM 501 Technical Elements of Film Production* FILM 502 Conceptual Elements of Film Production* FILM 503 Practical Elements of Film Production* CINE 705 Cinema in Context: From the Fairground to the French New Wave FILM 710 Film and Digital Media Production Technology FILM 717 Postproduction FILM 747 Graduate Seminar in Film and Television FILM 748 Film and Television M.A. Final Project SNDS 701 Sound Design for Film and Video ... [-]

Master in Producing

American Film Institute
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Los Angeles

Developing in-depth knowledge of all aspects of creative and physical production, Producing Fellows graduate with an ability to think creatively and lead with confidence and authority. [+]

Developing in-depth knowledge of all aspects of creative and physical production, Producing Fellows graduate with an ability to think creatively and lead with confidence and authority.

First year Fellows produce three narrative projects in collaboration with Fellows from other disciplines. They participate with their teams in both creative and production meetings, during which their individual projects are discussed and developed. Producing Fellows also attend weekly workshops and seminars where they learn about the producer's role and responsibilities in the filmmaking process.

In the second year, producers team with Fellows in other disciplines to create a short narrative thesis production. Additionally, they are required to develop a feature film or television project as an integral component of their individual thesis portfolio. Producing Fellows also engage in a series of workshops and seminars on all aspects of creative entrepreneurial producing.... [-]