School of Arts and Humanities
Graduate Program in Emerging Media and Communication
The program leading to the MA in Emerging Media and Communication focuses on ways in which network technologies are transforming the creation and dissemination of information and content. Providing an interdisciplinary education that connects theory with practice, the program combines the creation of digital content for multiple communication platforms with examination of cultural issues created by emerging technology. The program is intended for (a) professionals in fields such as journalism, design, public relations, and advertising that are powerfully affected by emerging communicative technologies, (b) graduates with degrees in computer science or related fields who wish to expand their occupational potential by gaining expertise in communication, (c) graduates of programs in the humanities, communication, and journalism who wish to expand their occupational potential by gaining expertise in emerging media, and (d) teachers in the humanities and other fields that will be profoundly affected by new modes of communication and information transfer. Students must complete 33 semester credit hours of coursework and a capstone project.
Master of Arts in Emerging Media and Communication
33 semester credit hours minimum
Major Core Course: 3 semester credit hours
Required Courses: 15 semester credit hours
Prescribed Electives: 9 semester credit hours
Nine semester credit hours chosen from the following courses:
Free Elective: 3 semester credit hours
Final Project: 3 semester credit hours
Having completed at least 30 semester credit hours of coursework; students will complete and present an advanced multi-media project for evaluation by a master's committee.