MA in Emerging Media and Communication
The program leading to the Masters of Arts (MA) in Emerging Media and Communication 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 on the humanities and other fields that will be profoundly affected by the emergence of new modes of communication and information transfer.
Students must complete 33 semester credit hours of coursework. The final three hours are reserved for the completion of a capstone project that requires the creation and contextual analysis of a complex multi-media project.
The interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Emerging Media and Communication focuses on ways in which network technologies are transforming the creation and dissemination of information and content. The curriculum combines the creation of digital content for multiple communication platforms with the examination of cultural issues created by emerging technology.
Within the specific degree plans, each student plans an individual program of studies in consultation with an assigned faculty advisor. Most courses for the MA are offered under the rubric of Emerging Media and Communication (EMAC) but the degree plan also include select courses in Arts and Technology (ATEC), Aesthetic Studies (HUAS), History of Ideas (HUHI) and Studies in Literature (HUSL).
To be a full-time student, nine hours of courses per semester is required; three hours of courses per semester is required to be enrolled in the program.