Online Master of Advanced Study in Film and Media Studies
Earning a Master of Advanced Study in film and media studies allows you to pursue a range of creative, academic, consulting and other media-related roles. In this program, you’ll learn how to analyze, critically consume and communicate through media. Graduates will be prepared for roles in a variety of artistic and professional settings, including film, academia, K-12 education, journalism, publishing, social media and the nonprofit sector.
Next start date: 03/13/2023
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 30
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What is film and media studies?
Film and media studies is a comprehensive approach to learning about media. As a student in this master’s in media studies program, you’ll learn about the history of filmmaking and how it relates to modern digital media and television. You should expect to build analytical and communicative skills that support interpreting, teaching and creating media texts. Overall, this degree creates a deeper understanding of today’s powerful global media culture.
What type of industries hire master’s in media studies graduates?
Jobs in the entertainment industry and news media are popular among those who complete graduate film programs. However, there are many more options for students with a master’s in film and media studies. Managing a media presence has become a crucial aspect of business, making media departments a necessity. As a professional, you may focus on:
- Media policy.
- Social media.
What qualities support success in the master’s in media studies program?
If you’re interested in the role of media in society and the relationship between media and culture, this program may be right for you. This degree can also support and further the careers of those who currently work in communications, education, journalism or media criticism. This program aims to help you become an effective communicator and active media consumer, making it appealing to a wide range of students.
While this program supports collaboration with professionals who attended graduate film programs and emphasizes critical consumption and analysis of media, it does not lead to a film production or screenwriting degree.
Featured master’s in media studies courses
Graduate film programs emphasize courses in film, television and digital media through a range of core and elective studies that examine industry, aesthetics, history and culture. Master of Advanced Study students can also expand their education by participating in online events offered by the department, studying abroad or utilizing internship opportunities. Featured courses include:
Cultural History of U.S. Television: Theory and Method
Digital Media Studies
Authorship in Film and Media
Hollywood Film Historiography
Media Stardom and Celebrity
Media, Technology and Society
What can you do with a master’s in film studies?
Students who complete graduate film programs develop exceptional skills related to analyzing, consuming and communicating through media. Students often hone these skills in the media and entertainment industries and beyond. Career examples include:
Master’s in media studies admission requirements
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
A diverse college that supports convergent and multidisciplinary education
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.