MA in Media Literacy

According to the New York Times, in 2009, the average American consumed approximately 34 gigabytes of data and information each day -- an increase of about 350 percent over nearly three decades. Which is why many companies now place a value on employees who have the ability to interpret and construct messages, using the different "languages" of media, such as film & television, audio. Media literacy is also expected to become part of elementary and secondary school curriculum.

A master's degree in Media Literacy prepares you for a career in these industries, and many more by providing a critical perspective that will enable you to decipher the information received through mass communication channels. You'll identify media literacy concepts and apply them to programming; examine the cultural, political and economic context of media and its impact on individuals and society; and learn how to produce effective, responsible media messages.

The Master of Arts Media Literacy program is your opportunity to take a step back and examine the message and the messenger, and to make independent choices about what we watch, read and hear.

Points of Distinction

  • Award-winning faculty who practice in the field, and have authored texts used around the nation, allow you to take what you learn and apply it at work.
  • Opportunities to collaborate, via Skype, email and Facebook on projects with students in the same course in international campuses in Thailand, England, Switzerland, China, and The Netherlands.

Media Literacy Academic Programs

To read about specific program requirements, learning outcomes and how to apply, click on a program from the following list:

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