Graduate Program in Emerging Media and Communication

Master of Arts

The program leading to the M.A. 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 course work and a capstone project.

Core Course (3 hours)

EMAC 5300 ††††† Introduction to the Study of Emerging Media and Communication


Required Courses (15 hours)

EMAC 6361 ††††† Writing for Interactive Media

EMAC 6372 ††††† Approaches to Emerging Media and Communication

EMAC 6373 ††††† Emerging Media Studio

EMAC 7301 ††††† Digital Textuality

HUHI 7387†††††† Science and Technology in Western Culture

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HUSL 6355 †††††† Literature, Science, and Culture

 

Prescribed Electives (12 hours)

 

Twenty-seven hours chosen from the following courses:
ATEC 6331 †††††† Aesthetics of Interactive Media

EMAC 6371 ††††† Community Media

EMAC 6372 ††††† Approaches to Emerging Media and Communication

EMAC 6373 ††††† Emerging Media Studio

EMAC 6V81 †††† Special Topics in Emerging Media and Communication

EMAC 7381 ††††† Emerging Media Studio II

HUAS 6330 ††††† Studies in the Visual Arts

HUAS 6381 ††††† Image/Text Workshop

HUAS 6396 ††††† Creating Nonfictions

HUHI 7387 ††††††† Science and Technology in Western Culture

HUSL 6355 †††††† Literature, Science, and Culture

HUSL 7321 †††††† Translation Workshop

 

Final Project (3 hours)

EMAC 7V81 †††† Advanced Project Workshop

Having completed at least 30 hours of course work, students will complete and present an advanced multi-media project for evaluation by a masterís committee.