Media Studies Masters is designed to provide highly individualized courses of
study and practice for students who already have a sense for what they wish to
research or implement. Our program is small and highly selective, giving us the
ability to develop courses and opportunities that fit the needs of our students.
than emphasizing a lot of required courses or mandatory skill sets, we focus on
supporting the research and practice of our students. Our program emphasis
emerges and changes based on the dozen or so scholars and practitioners who are
in the program at any one time. A weekly Colloquium series exposes students to leading scholars and practitioners in the field, while also offering a place to present our own findings and
guiding philosophy, however, is that media need to be understood in their
social, cultural, political, and economic contexts in order to be analyzed or
applied effectively. We are here to bring those contexts to your work. So each
course is augmented by a practicum through which the student can explore the
intersection of his or her personal research pursuits with the subject area of
the class, under the guidance of the instructor. In some cases, the practicums
become standing labs where thesis and other work can be developed.
earn a Masters degree, students must complete the program requirements, including
three core courses, electives, and a thesis project or paper.