Masters Programs in Media and Communication

Compare 30 Masters Programs in Media and Communication

Media and Communication

These days information is all around us, accessible from so many different sources and in so many different ways. If you want to pursue a career in an information-saturated world, a Master in Media and Communication can help you get there. It’s an exciting and evolving career field with many different career paths and opportunities upon graduation. 

 

What is a Master in Media and Communication? Information is power, and those who work in media and communications are the gatekeepers for the information that is broadcast and distributed throughout the world. Learning different strategies and methods for managing and disseminating information, and developing critical skills for success in this field—including writing, logic, problem solving, ethics and independent analysis—can create a pathway for a successful career in the Information Age. This degree will also expose you to all the different ways that people broadcast and consume information so you can not only understand the media, you can shape and direct it into the future.

 

The cost for master’s programs that focus on media and communications can vary from one program to the next as well as one school to another. It’s important to research all the available programs in this field both in your home country and internationally so you can find one that is the best fit for you.

 

The different careers that you can pursue with a master’s degree in media and communications make it an ideal program for a wide variety of students. Whether you would like to pursue a career in news, broadcasting, advertising, fashion, publishing, electronic media, design or digital marketing, this degree can help. There is a huge demand today for managers who understand and can anticipate social trends, employ sound judgment in making decisions, and have the business and management experience to lead an organization to success.

 

There are many online and traditional universities and colleges that offer degree programs in media and communication. Find one that caters to your schedule and your needs by searching 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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Master of Communication Management

Murdoch University
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Australia Perth

The Master of Communication Management focuses on managing communication within an international context, emphasising the Asia-Pacific region. Informed by international scholarship in a range of disciplines and also by professional practice, you will develop professional and intellectual skills, preparing you for a career in communication and media related professions. [+]

Masters in Media and Communication. The Master of Communication Management focuses on managing communication within an international context, emphasising the Asia-Pacific region. Informed by international scholarship in a range of disciplines and also by professional practice, you will develop professional and intellectual skills, preparing you for a career in communication and media related professions. You will develop critical skills and independent learning abilities, allowing you to extend your personal development and professional expertise. This course is accredited by the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA). The Master of Communication Management will prepare you for executive, managerial and entrepreneurial positions in communication and media related fields, including corporate communications, public relations, media liaison and consultancy, and innovative work in the creative industries. Course Structure Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course. Core Units MCM682 Global Media: Asia-Pacific Perspectives - 3 points MCM604 People, Corporates and Globalisation - 3 points MCM605 Public Relations, Communication and Culture - 3 points MCM501 Critical and Ethical Issues in Communication - 3 points MCM502 Web Strategy - 3 points MCM506 Strategic Communication - 3 points Academic entry requirements 1. A recognised Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in the discipline and at least one year of relevant workplace experience, such as in public relations, journalism, media and communication sectors; OR 2. A recognised Bachelor degree (AQF Level... [-]

Master in Arts & Culture: Comparative Arts and Media Studies

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam Rotterdam + 1 more

The programme Comparative Arts and Media Studies focuses on intermedialities in relation to cinema, television, digital media, literature and visual arts. Intermedialities... [+]

Master in Comparative Arts and Media Studies

 

The programme Comparative Arts and Media Studies focuses on intermedialities in relation to cinema, television, digital media, literature and visual arts. Intermedialities are crossovers and interrelations between the arts and the media, but also within and between various media. These have been intensified with the arrival of digital media and the “hypermedium” that arises from the on-screen interplay of words, images, and sounds and through the convergence of cinema, television, radio, journalism, e-books, and photography on the web.

 

 

Core coursesThe programme is built around four main courses: Reading Concepts of Intermediality, Cross-Media Storytelling, Crossmedial Exhibitions, and The Art of Comparison: The Cinematic City.The first semester consists of two introductory courses on core theoretical frameworks of intermediality studies:... [-]


Master in Film & Visual Arts

East London University
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 South Africa East London

The East London Visual Arts and Film program is designed for a new generation of storytellers: artists who share a passion for visual and performing arts across a wide array of media and want to learn by making their own projects in a hands-on, intensive program. [+]

Masters in Media and Communication. The East London Visual Arts and Film program is designed for a new generation of storytellers: artists who share a passion for visual and performing arts across a wide array of media and want to learn by making their own projects in a hands-on, intensive program. Our programs balance the study of the craft with practical experience to train students to be the best filmmakers and visual artists and performers they can be. This is achieved by a rigorous schedule of classroom instruction, hands-on workshops, and immediate practical experience. The program prepares the next generation of smart screen creatives. It builds creative and technical skills essential to succeed in today's film, television and new media industries. Our professional tutors and high-caliber guest speakers teach the fundamentals of storytelling, production and screen business skills. Career skills: Secure employment in the creative screen industries with first-hand practical guidance from working industry professionals Real-life experience: Build an attractive portfolio and put your knowledge into practice during the course, by working with external companies and creating projects for industry clients High-caliber guest speakers and tutors: Learn from the best industry professionals Intensive and fast: Complete your course in just two years and start working in the industry faster The East London Visual Arts and Film program will test your ability to juggle projects, meet tight deadlines, and manage your creative energies. The goal is to provide you with the skills and background you need to expand and express your... [-]

Master in Marketing, Management, Communication & Media

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

The 18-month Master’s in Marketing, Management, Communications and Media prepares students for career opportunities in diverse fields across the world. The classes combine theoretical knowledge, business, professional and operational methodologies, so as to expand analytic and conceptualisation capacity, preparing for work in an international [+]

Overview The 18-month Master’s in Marketing, Management, Communications and Media prepares students for career opportunities in diverse fields across the world. In today’s evolving marketplace, innovation communication strategies are imperative to enhance individual and national development. With rapid globalization, the current economic environment faces many challenges including changing consumption patterns, increasing competition, talent retention, shifting media platforms, transforming trends in the digital age and socio-cultural issues. As a result, business firms and government entities require their products and services to be deeply linked to communications and social changes. This course will enable students to develop communications, brand, media and management strategies, as well as evaluate them using the right methodologies. This cohesive multi-disciplinary programme covers varied topics crucial for our student’s future careers as key influencers. Students will improve decision-making skills as they learn how to identify new market segments, develop content for different media formats, establish distinctive brand positioning, draft HR policies and manage human assets and communications strategies as well as apply data to craft compelling messages and seamlessly handle critical PR situations. Our faculty is composed of distinguished professors and lecturers from Paris-Sorbonne and the CELSA Graduate School of Communication who have achieved worldwide acclaim and impart a thorough knowledge of Marketing, Management, Communications and Media. International recognition Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi provides the combined experience of three globally renowned French universities including Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris-Descartes University and Pierre and Marie Curie University. This rich heritage of joint excellence is now available in Abu Dhabi under the... [-]

Specialised Master in Media Management

ESCP Europe Business School
Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 France Paris

The goal of the MS Media Management is to shape the next generation of media professionals for their future career: media management and strategic consulting, cinema and television production and distribution, transmedia production, digital entrepreneurship, etc. [+]

Masters in Media and Communication. Studies at Paris campus. Scientific Director: Prof. Ghislain Deslandes Objectives of the programme The goal of the MS Media Management is to shape the next generation of media professionals for their future career: media management and strategic consulting, cinema and television production and distribution, transmedia production, digital entrepreneurship, etc. Career opportunities Graduates work in positions such as: Market Researcher, Production Assistant, Junior Consultant, Partnership Project Manager, Digital Publishing Manager, Programme Director, Multimedia Project Manager, Journalist, Media Consultant, etc. Curriculum A combination of theory classes and of live practical cases. The focus is on: Journalistic Techniques Media Management Principles Applied Management Television and new media management Fundamentals of the Movie Business Film production & distribution Seminars International seminar Last year, students went to Mexico City, Mexico Class Profile Business: 34% Engineering: 3% Political sciences: 19% Culture: 7% Law: 15% Fine Arts, Literature and Philosophy: 11% Humanities and Social sciences: 11% 19% international students 67% women, 33% men Language requirement French and English Duration 1 year (Start in September) Job Survey 35K€ is the average salary after the MS. Less than 3 months after graduation 75% are employed. 63% have a job with an international dimension. In which sector: Media/Publishing/Arts/Culture: 87% Consulting: 13% How to apply Online application TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS scores Personal interview if eligible [-]

Master in Communication and Media Engineering

Offenburg University
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Offenburg

Information at your fingertips, mobile computing, internet of things, multimedia networks - many trends accelerate today's life. The dynamic and economic role of knowledge and information is identified as a key [+]

Master in Communication and Media Engineering Language: English

Information at your fingertips, mobile computing, internet of things, multimedia networks - many trends accelerate today's life. The dynamic and economic role of knowledge and information is identified as a key success factor and driving force behind the global market of telecommunication, computer science and media technology. The international master's degree program Communication and Media Engineering (CME) is tailored to meet the challenges of the multimedia age. The curriculum of the program was developed in 1998 by the departments of "Electrical Engineering and Information Technology" and "Media and Information Engineering". To our knowledge, it was the first postgraduate program which combined essential elements of communication engineering with innovative multimedia issues. The program has been continuously updated to modern needs and continues to successfully combine the two aspects.... [-]


Master In Editorial Design: Print And Digital

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Campus Full time 9 months October 2017 Spain Madrid

Take to design all kinds of publishing formats and new digital media controlling the role of photography and illustration, composition, typography and the processes involved in the reading process. [+]

Masters in Media and Communication. The Master of Design Publisher: Digital Print Media and trains students to work in today's publishing environment, both on paper and in new digital media. The professional market demands a professional specialized converge on editing for print and a solid background in the publishing environment in digital media knowledge today. The increase in selling publishing products, the proliferation of portable electronic devices and changing modes of access to information require the actual designer to perform a constant review of the languages ​​of visual communication in print media. For this reason, the Master of Design Publisher: Print Media and Digital not only involves the study of the various publishing formats, the role of photography and illustration, the principles of composition and typographic aesthetic, but investigates the cognitive processes involved in the reading process and technical interface design and user experience, to take advantage of the possibilities that brings the digital environment. Course Objectives The Master of Design Publisher: Digital Print Media and trains professionals in the publishing sector with a high degree of specialization. It raises the necessary goals for the work environment itself receives the results of qualified professionals. We can highlight among these objectives: To provide the necessary knowledge to identify the needs of the sector. Show the culture of publishing project, the dynamics that govern its processes and professionals within it. Differentiate the different types of publications and features. Teaching editing tools, both on paper and in the digital environment. Introduce professional practice... [-]

MRes in Media Research

University of Stirling
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling

The Master’s degree in Media Research, which can also provide the first year of the doctoral course, is designed to give you the necessary skills to carry out advanced interdisciplinary research in the broad field of media studies. [+]

Our graduate media studies Master's award, Media Research (MRes), has an illustrious background, and with our other degrees has received awards. 1st in Scotland for research in Communication, Cultural and Media Studies (most recent Research Assessment Exercise) 1st in Scotland for Communications and Media (The Independent Complete University Guide, 2011, and The Guardian University Guide, 2011) The Master’s degree in Media Research, which can also provide the first year of the doctoral course, is designed to give you the necessary skills to carry out advanced interdisciplinary research in the broad field of media studies. Course objectives A suite of MRes courses has been developed concurrently by six subject areas: Applied Social Science, Education, Communications, Media and Culture, Management, Nursing, Midwifery and Health and Sports Studies. These courses have a shared core of four modules in generic research skills, plus specialist disciplinary modules and a range of options. They combine high quality with flexibility and choice for students. Employability is another important focus, with the opportunity for a research placement offered to all MRes students. This course is designed to provide a basic but extensive training in media research methods. The training provided is multidisciplinary, covering social sciences and humanities approaches. Ideal candidates are those looking for employment in the media for which research training is seen as valuable, as well as those intending to pursue academic careers in the field. The course: Provides a structured analysis of established practices in film and media studies research Offers a critical overview of... [-]

Master's Degree In Film And Audiovisual Management (roma) - Path In Italian

Il Sole 24 ORE Business School
Campus Full time 8 months October 2017 Italy Rome

The Master Management Film and Audiovisual, in collaboration with Cinecittà, is designed to train managerial staff able to identify and adopt strategies and management tools for effective economic and financial management of audiovisual and media products. [+]

Masters in Media and Communication. The Master Management Film and Audiovisual, in collaboration with Cinecittà, is designed to train managerial staff able to identify and adopt strategies and management tools for effective economic and financial management of audiovisual and media products. The aim is to provide young people in particular are interested in entering into this sector, which is undergoing profound changes, the necessary preparation to face the different stages that make up the production and post-production of audiovisual product: from design to production and post production. Effective use of language, economic management of the project, identification of the sources of financing, distribution and communication of the finished product on the multiple platforms available today are some of the topics to be addressed in the numerous workshops and business houses that characterize the Master. The Master includes several sessions of outdoor film sets, at the production and post-production and television stations. STRUCTURE The Master Film and Audiovisual Management, full-time, limited numbers and compulsory attendance, a total duration of 8 months of training: Four months in the classroom 4 months internship at: Media: television, radio, newspapers, internet sites Service company: content providers production and distribution houses Company organization of film events Professional consultancies in the implementation of cultural projects Start - up culture: self - entrepreneurship and incubators In support of classroom teaching, distance learning sessions are planned with the use of e-learning platform of the Business School of the Sole 24 Ore, a dedicated web environment through which, in remote... [-]

Master in Marketing, Communication and New Media

Bologna Business School
Campus Full time 12 months December 2017 Italy Bologna

The Master in Marketing, Communication and New Media is a full-time program taught entirely in English, which aim to prepare graduates from any discipline to manage the methods and techniques of both traditional and digital media in an industry currently undergoing a continuous revolution. Alumni of this Master have a placement rate of 96% within 6 months. [+]

The Master in Marketing, Communication and New Media is a full-time program taught entirely in English, which aim to prepare graduates from any discipline to manage the methods and techniques of both traditional and digital media in an industry currently undergoing a continuous revolution. Alumni of this Master have a placement rate of 96% within 6 months. Through the expansion of mobile devices every day, more and more people around the world connect across social media: Twitter has 320 million active monthly users, Instagram 400 million, Google+ 540 millions, YouTube 1 billion and Facebook 1.6 billion. What we are witnessing is more than a technological revolution, it is a deep socio-cultural transformation. Companies all over the world over are constantly increasing the amount they invest in their online advertising channels to improve their relationship with the consumers and the business community. Together with our partners IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau), Yoox Net-A-Porter Group, The Boston Consulting Group, Google, GroupM, IBM and WPP, this master’s degree provides students with the qualifications and skills to start a managerial or consultancy career in the field of digital communications. This international program, with students from all over the world and a Faculty composed by professors, managers and entrepreneurs, takes place within the unique atmosphere of a 16th century villa on the hills surrounding Bologna. Thanks to project works, company projects and master lectures, students get in touch with the key concepts of the digital era: participating, creating and sharing content. At the end of the... [-]

Master in Media and Communication Management

Macromedia University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 semesters March 2018 Germany Munich Cologne Hamburg Stuttgart Berlin Region + 5 more

This Master's degree is aimed at outstanding graduates from the fields of business administration, communication science or related areas and young professionals from agencies, communications departments, marketing and media companies, who wish to hold technical and management positions. [+]

Masters in Media and Communication. There is a huge demand for managers with strategic skills in the media sector. Successfully managing the media business and developing new products requires an extremely broad knowledge of social trends and developments combined with business management expertise. That's why decision makers with sound judgement are in high demand. Macromedia University's Master's degree in Media and Communication Management is aimed at outstanding graduates from the fields of business administration, communication science and related areas, as well as young professionals from agencies, communications departments, marketing and media companies, who wish to hold technical and management positions. The course, which takes a firm cross-media approach, develops entrepreneurial thinking and working. All facets of strategic and operational management are combined with a deeper knowledge of business administration, comprehensive project know-how and practical application to case studies. Students learn to see media development in the overall context of social change. Graduates are not only able to understand the media but also to shape and direct them. Students who choose the Media and Communication Management stream can further specialize in the following areas: Brand Management Corporate Communication Culture and Creative Industries Corporate Publishing Digital Entrepreneurship The benefits of choosing Macromedia University Top position in CHE Ranking 2014/15 Small classes with intensive, individual supervision Globally recognized, state-approved degrees, accredited by FIBAA Campuses in Berlin & Munich: two of the Top 5 “Most Affordable Cities for Students 2015” worldwide Authentic, practice oriented projects with over 500 well-known companies Highly qualified professors and... [-]

Master in Journalism and Media Industries

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

The graduate program in Journalism and Media Industries aims at training and educating experienced and knowledgeable media professionals open to societal changes, professional challenges and innovations, possessing journalistic knowledge and expertise not only to adequately respond to various societal needs, but also to critically analyze the impact of media in the country's public life, and to initiate new and innovative communications services, interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and multi-media projects. [+]

The graduate program in Journalism and Media Industries aims at training and educating experienced and knowledgeable media professionals open to societal changes, professional challenges and innovations, possessing journalistic knowledge and expertise not only to adequately respond to various societal needs, but also to critically analyze the impact of media in the country's public life, and to initiate new and innovative communications services, interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and multi-media projects. Study subjects taught in the program cover a variety of issues in the field of journalism and media studies, predominantly those related to social and media changes, globally and contextually focused innovations. The study program also includes compulsory Internship course (organized during Summer semester), which is aimed to provide students with an opportunity to put their knowledge and skills into practice and gain on-the-job training in the field of journalism. Feedback of lecturers and students “I will never get tired to say how great was my study experience at VMU. Besides giving me a lot in terms of knowledge, it also allowed me to live in an extremely cozy environment, meeting new international friends and having the chance to get valuable feedback and personal suggestions from a greatly skilled teachers and professors. Undoubtedly my study period at VMU enriched me a lot and gave me additional international experience that will always be useful for any kind of future choice.“ Alessandro Poroli graduated in 2014, now enrolled in PhD studies in Honkong Competencies acquired Program graduates will acquire qualifications and a great diversity of... [-]

Master in Journalism

Nakhchivan State University
Campus Full time September 2017 Azerbaijan Nakhchivan

It is the 15th anniversary of the chair "Journalism and world literature," at the Nakhchivan State University in 2017. The staff training of the journalist began at the university from 2001. [+]

Masters in Media and Communication. Master in Journalism It is the 15th anniversary of the chair "Journalism and world literature," at the Nakhchivan State University in 2017. The staff training of the journalist began at the university from 2001. In 2002"Journalism and world literature" department was established for the purpose of organizing works systematicly and efficiently in this field. The first head of the chair was I.Jafarov, the PhD on philology, assistant- professor. In subsequent years, the PhD on philology, assistant- professor S.Sura led to the chair from 2006 to 2013. Currently, the chair is headed by the PhD on philology Shahla Shiraliyeva. The main directions of scientific researches of the chair are the labor problems of modern Azerbaijan journalism, the history and development of television and radio in Nakhchivan, yesterday and today of Nakhchivan press, television and radio journalism in the twenty-first century, e-journalism, the problems of Azerbaijan journalism history and topical problems of international journalism. The education is in two levels in Azerbaijani (full-time): bachelor and master. 6 are PhD on philology from 8 colleagues of the chair. For the formation of journalist staff, Media Center , University television, "Nuhchikhan" radio, as well as the "New Thought" newspaper are functioning at the university. [-]

Master in Journalism - taught in FRENCH

ESJ Paris - École Supérieure de Journalisme
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris Belgium Brussels Lille Algeria Algiers Cameroon Douala Senegal Dakar Tunisia Tunis Morocco Casablanca + 13 more

This Master in Journalism is taught in FRENCH in Paris. [+]

This Master in Journalism is taught in FRENCH in Paris. Read the official French description and apply here: ESJ Paris: Master en Journalisme [-]

MA in Broadcast Production for Radio and Television

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology [IADT]
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This production-centred programme will interest graduates of any discipline who wish to acquire editorial and production skills in radio and television broadcasting, and those who want specialist skills in areas such as programme research and production funding for broadcast. [+]

Masters in Media and Communication. What is Broadcast Production for Radio and Television? This production-centred programme will interest graduates of any discipline who wish to acquire editorial and production skills in radio and television broadcasting, and those who want specialist skills in areas such as programme research and production funding for broadcast. The programme equips students with the essential production practices to pursue a career in radio and television production. The MA includes studio production techniques; editorial and scriptwriting skills; single and multi-camera operation; microphone and sound recording skills; production management; radio and television presentation, production and direction; editing for radio and television. You will also learn about editorial content for programme genres, from news to culture and arts, sports to current affairs, light entertainment to documentary, chat shows to political analysis. On completion of this programme, you will have acquired: - creative and technical production skills specific to radio and television broadcasting - a portfolio of production projects (such as news, current affairs, magazine and light entertainment shows) - a knowledge of professional production roles specific to radio and television - an expanded network of professional contacts in radio and television - an understanding of new production contexts - a range of transferable skills in areas such as project management and teamwork. Attendance is four days per week. However, for some weeks you will be timetabled to attend over the entire week. Aims and Learning Objectives What will I be able to do when I graduate? Opportunities may exist... [-]