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MA in Media Studies

MA in Media Studies

The Program

The 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.

Rather 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 accomplishments.

Our 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.

To earn a Masters degree, students must complete the program requirements, including three core courses, electives, and a thesis project or paper.

 
 

 Office Information

 
Mara Einstein
Director
Media Studies Masters Program
mara.einstein@qc.cuny.edu


Laboratory for Digital Humanism Podcast


 

 Colloquia Schedule

 

Fall 2017

September 13: Courtney Ritter
Civic Technology

September 27: Joost Raessens
Ecogames, or how to make players become ecological citizens

October 4: Andy Fisher
Big Hunger


October 11: Mitch Horowitz
Occult America & Media

October 18: Sean Ansett
Fairphone: Incremental to Transformative

October 25: Dr. Alexandra Juhasz
#100HardTruths - #FakeNews


November 1: Jennifer Rittner
Designing for Social Justice

November 8: L.A. Kauffman
Direct Action


November 15: Prof. Julian Cornell
Active Shooter: Mass Murder, Media Narratives, and Gun Violence


November 22: Jason Van Anden
Social Justice Apps


November 29: Thesis Colloquia

Colloquia Schedule
 

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