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MA in Media and Communications - Global Media

London College of Contemporary Arts
Online Full time 18  October 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

Global demand for critical skills and knowledge within the international media industry is at an all- time high. Stay ahead of the game with the online MA in Media and Communications – Global Media from the London College of Contemporary Arts (LCCA), powered by InterActive. [+]

MA Programs in Communication. MA in Media and Communications - Global Media Global demand for critical skills and knowledge within the international media industry is at an all- time high. Stay ahead of the game with the online MA in Media and Communications – Global Media from the London College of Contemporary Arts (LCCA), powered by InterActive. As a graduate of the course, you will have acquired detailed knowledge of global media platforms, and will have learned how to analyse the continuing impact of globalisation on the form, development, and presence of international media outlets. Contact with industry professionals at LCCA will contribute to a practical real-world perception of communication technologies, delivered through the encouragement of discussion and debate concerning media concepts such as demographic identity and collective culture. Analysis of international audiences in terms of ethnicity and gender and how they are impacted by media business and methodology will provide graduates with the skills required to compete effectively in the global media market. With course delivery through InterActive’s online learning platform, you will have access to HD video tutorials, a libraray of research resources, professional and peer student networks, and student support, all at your fingertips, 24/7. Course Requirements UK undergraduate degree or equivalent – any subject area English levels 5.5 IELTS (5.5 in all bands)or equivalent Students who fail to meet academic requirements can be assessed on their relevant work experience [-]

MA in Information and Communication Engineering

Nanjing University Of Posts And Telecommunications
Campus Full time September 2017 China Nanjing

MA in Information and Communication Engineering [+]

The Requirements of Educational Background 1. For those who pursue a bachelor's degree, the applicant must have a high school diploma, excellent performance during high school period, and good health. In principle, not older than 25 years of age. 2. For those who pursue a master's degree, the applicant must have a related bachelor degree, excellent performance during undergraduate study, and good health. In principle, not older than 35 years of age. 3. For those who pursue a doctor's degree, the applicant must have a related master degree, excellent performance during graduate study, and good health. In principle, not older than 40 years of age. The Language Requirements Undergraduate and graduate admission should meet requirements of IELTS or TOEFL. If the applicant has no corresponding certificate, he/she can participate in language training, and could start the professional learning phase after passing the training. The Application Materials 1. NUPT application form; 2. highest graduation certificate; 3. college transcript; 4. one recommendation letter; 5. resume; 6. study plan; 7. passport; 8. passport-sized photo. Admission Procedures 1. NUPT will issue the applicant a scanned pre-admission letter if he/she is qualified,and he/she needs pay the accomadation fee(4000rmb),application fee(400) and insurance fee(600),altogher 5000rmb in advance in due 10 days,then NUPT will issue the "admission notice" and JW202 to the applicant.About the scholarship, for the new students,all of them can get first level scholarship (TUITION FREE) for the first year,for more information on scholarship,check "NUPT International Student Scholarship Management Regulations". 2. The admitted applicant should go to The People's Republic of China embassy (consulate) to apply to study in China (X1) visa with admission notice and JW202 form. 3. The admitted student should carry “Admission Notice of NUPT International Students”, “FOREIGNER PHYSICAL EXAMINATION FORM” (The table is only valid for six months, the applicant is advised to do physical examination in April-July), the original highest certificate,transcript and ten passport-sized photos to register in Department of International Cooperation & Exchanges of NUPT in accordance with the stipulated time on “Admission Notice of NUPT International Students”. Housing Introduction Young Teachers Apartment Building 10, Xianlin Campus Accommodation Fee: 4000 RMB/yearfor one student living in a double room. If the PhD student wants to live alone in a double room, the fee will be doubled. Application Mode and the Application Time 1. Application materials should be sent scanned copies to the above e-mail,and the word-format application form is preferred. 2. Application deadline is May 31 of each year. [-]

MA in Communication Design

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano
Campus Full time February 2017 Italy Milan

The Master of Arts in Communication Design synthesizes the typical economic dimensions of business with artistic-expressive dimensions as they apply to the context of use of new technologies. [+]

MA Programs in Communication. The Master of Arts in Communication Design synthesizes the typical economic dimensions of business with artistic-expressive dimensions as they apply to the context of use of new technologies. It’s a path designed to help students develop a solid background in the field of marketing and integrated communications, gaining a rich variety of expressive skills through the use of real design production tools. The program provides students with the tools they need to consciously and independently undertake all phases of complex communication projects, while alerting them to the implications of their work. The course is recognized by Italian Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR) as an Master Of Arts Degree (120CF) Careers Students can employ the theoretical and technical knowledge gained during the program in a wide variety of communication contexts, especially those characterized by complex design problems. Graduates of this program may find employment as: Communication designers Marketing professionals within studios, communication agencies, and multimedia production agencies Internship The Stage & Placement office helps students and graduates identify and apply for internships and staff positions with prospective employers. 
 81% of NABA graduates find employment in positions related to their degree during the first year after graduation*. Students also receive advice and assistance in drafting their resumes, writing job search letters, and organizing their professional portfolios. *Data supplied by Demoskopea from NABA 2013 graduates. Placement NABA has developed strong relationships with leading companies which provide internships for NABA students. Among them are: Provincia di Milano, Armando Testa, Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, Lowe Pirella, McCann Erikso, Saatchi & Saatchi, Velvet, Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso, Il Sole 24 ORE, Publikompass, Emergency ONG ONLUS, Leo Burnett, Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore Language Italian Credits 120 [-]

MA Communications Policy

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5  United Kingdom London

This course is designed to give you a critical analysis of issues of policy and regulation in the media, information and/or telecommunications/internet sectors, which may include links between policy and policy-making affecting media industries and telecommunications/internet and political, economic or social developments affecting markets, companies, technologies, institutions or international relations. [+]

This course is designed to give you a critical analysis of issues of policy and regulation in the media, information and/or telecommunications/internet sectors, which may include links between policy and policy-making affecting media industries and telecommunications/internet and political, economic or social developments affecting markets, companies, technologies, institutions or international relations. The course encourages diversity and is designed to have international appeal. It ensures that you receive a relevant, well-grounded, high-quality education and skill base, enabling you to have a wide, clear and comprehensive understanding of communications policies. Based on continuous assessment, the course is taught in lectures and seminars by the team from Westminster’s top-rated Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI). You will be part of a bustling, multicultural academic department which boasts a strong research culture. You will be able to attend the regular talks by outside speakers (academics and practitioners) on a variety of communication and mass media issues. Core modules DISSERTATION MODULE A taught module and group workshops in the first semester will guide you in conducting a major piece of independent research. This module will be supplemented by individual supervisions beginning from the second semester. The aim is to give you a guided framework within which you can demonstrate your ability to carry out advanced independent study and write it up in the form of a dissertation. The dissertation is a 15,000-word piece of original research on a topic agreed with your supervisor and related to issues of policy and regulation in the media, information and/or telecommunications/internet sectors, which may include links between policy and policy-making affecting media industries and telecommunications/internet and political, economic or social developments affecting markets, companies, technologies, institutions or international relations. POLITICAL ANALYSIS OF COMMUNICATIONS POLICY As international regimes and national regulation become increasingly important in the creation and delivery of communications, it becomes necessary to understand how the two levels interact. This module will introduce you to those theories of policy making and international relations which provide tools for the analysis of communications policies, and their dynamic interaction at the national and international level. APPROACHES TO MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION RESEARCH This module will introduce you to the main methods of communication research. We shall look at how to undertake selective quantitative and qualitative methods, understanding and exploring the different stages of the social science research process, from a definition of a research hypothesis, to data collection and analysis. We shall also look at the theoretical reasoning behind different methodological approaches to media and society, in particular the politics of social research. Course-specific entry requirements You should possess, or be expecting, a good first degree (equivalent to at least an Upper Second or a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA ) of 3.00) from a recognised university in a humanities or social sciences discipline and/or have relevant professional experience. Particular consideration will be given to mature applicants. The testing nature of the degree means that you must be able to write and speak fluent English. If English is your second language you should have an IELTS score of at least 6.5 with 6.0 in each element. You may additionally be asked to write 500 words on a topic assigned by the university. As far as possible, telephone interviews are conducted before offers of admission are made. In these, the interviewer looks for evidence of interest in and commitment to, the study of communication, as well as analytical skills. Associated careers Graduates have found jobs in middle and upper management in the media industries, as well as in the broader private sector (eg consulting and advertising firms), the public sector (eg government ministries, regulatory authorities), international organisations and NGOs. [-]

MA International Liaison and Communication

University of Westminster - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This is a dynamic, pioneering interdisciplinary Masters course which meets the global demand for greater professionalism in interpersonal and inter-institutional bilingual communication. The course will focus on enhancing your personal skills as a communicator and facilitator of communication. This can be as an advocate, as a mediator, communication strategist, intermediary or communication facilitator. [+]

MA Programs in Communication. This is a dynamic, pioneering interdisciplinary Masters course which meets the global demand for greater professionalism in interpersonal and inter-institutional bilingual communication. The course will focus on enhancing your personal skills as a communicator and facilitator of communication. This can be as an advocate, as a mediator, communication strategist, intermediary or communication facilitator. Firmly grounded on the latest international communications theories and using real life simulations, you will learn to locate and analyse resources, pre-empt communications challenges and develop strategies to overcome obstacles to successful interaction. The course will enrich your knowledge and application of the key paradigms of international communication, information handling and presentation in a range of contexts from the field of public diplomacy to international media, intelligence, business and international NGOs. It also enhances your competencies in handling information across and between languages and cultures, in various professional settings. You will have the training and preparation to make significant contributions in your chosen profession. Course applicants typically come from fields such as language studies, translation and interpreting, social work, teaching, journalism and other areas of the media as well as from public office. However, the course will prove invaluable to anyone with high-level bilingual competence and experience in mediation between peoples from different cultural backgrounds. Course content By the end of the course you will be able to use the knowledge gained through a detailed study of diplomatic, intelligence and policy questions, and combine this with a high level of linguistic competence. This will enhance your ability as a presenter of information and as a mediator between communities. The course is designed to help you develop your professional specialism and enhance your skills within an appropriate conceptual framework. Core modules DISSERTATION This compulsory part of the course will help you to develop an understanding of the major components of research methodology: locating and using available research sources, (these will include, inter-alia, general and specialised libraries, reference works, indices and bibliographies, abstract services, and online databases; recording information and material collected; analysing data for reliability, comprehensiveness, bias and factuality; and finally assimilating material gathered into a dissertation. As a result, you will have established research skills such as locating and using available research sources and being able efficiently to analyse the material that you have collected. For your dissertation you will be required to synthesise the skills, factual knowledge, methods and perspectives that you have acquired. You will also need to provide evidence of independent enquiry and a creative approach. Thus the Dissertation should accurately reflect both your personal development and the educational effectiveness of the course. INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION The accelerating process of globalisation, and the growing international flow of information, goods and people, have changed the way individuals, institutions, businesses and governments operate in the international arena. They have also highlighted the demand for bilingual professionals who can meet the needs of an increasingly transnational work environment. This module examines the key theories of international communication, language and culture and provides an understanding of the political, economic, cultural and ideological dimensions of communication in a global context. It explores issues such as global media corporations, international flow of information, public diplomacy, and the role of NGOs. It focuses on developing language and communication skills applicable to a variety of bilingual professional settings. Particular attention is given to the impact of cultural differences on multicultural and transnational encounters. INTERNATIONAL LIAISON The need for effective communication in a global world is increasingly apparent. Effective communication is important not only for the individual but for those whose role is to facilitate interaction between representatives of professional and governmental and non- governmental organisations where people do not share the same language, culture or systems. This module considers current theories of information processing, communication and interpretation and places them in a professional environment. Particular emphasis is placed on the role of the liaison official as advocate and facilitator, the link between cultures, the semiotic value of language, and its use as a tool of power. Various negotiation strategies are examined with reference to different cultures. Techniques for equal effective communication in two or more languages are examined and put into practice. Research Project – Bi-Lingual Presentation It is widely understood that a liaison professional needs to be able to handle information equally in two or more languages. For effective communication to exist, the liaison professional has to operate with the same degree of fluency, accuracy and sensitivity to linguistic register, regardless of language. The bilingual presentation provides training in presentation techniques and styles, considers culturally appropriate modes of discourse, and gives practice in the skill of parcelling information in the context of formal delivery. The content matter of the course is of topical, professional and personal interest and is provided in part from the varying backgrounds of the participants. Associated Careers Course graduates have gained success in communications-related positions in NGOs, diplomatic missions, international divisions of business and international organisations, as well as achieving a step-change in their original professions. Entry Requirements You are normally required to have a good first degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Mature applicants with no formal qualifications but with appropriate work experience will also be considered. You need to be fluent to advanced level (C1 as defined by the CEFR) in at least two languages. Although not an absolute entry requirement, to succeed well on the course you need be up to date with world events and the different interpretations put on them by various stakeholders. [-]

Master in Global Media and Communication (MA)

University of Bridgeport
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Bridgeport

This program is designed to prepare you to become a government, NGO or business spokesperson. It is also an excellent fit for students anticipating a career as a foreign news reporter or commentator, a webmaster or content manager for an international firm; a cross-cultural communications specialist; a public relations specialist; or a career in public diplomacy. [+]

More than ever before, professionals in the communications field need intercultural sensitivity, international awareness and the ability to transcend borders and interpret the communications of other cultures. This 36 credit program is completed over four semesters plus one summer. It requires an overseas internship for domestic students and for those whose first language is English, and a final thesis or a project demonstrating excellence. This program is designed to prepare you to become a government, NGO or business spokesperson. It is also an excellent fit for students anticipating a career as a foreign news reporter or commentator, a webmaster or content manager for an international firm; a cross-cultural communications specialist; a public relations specialist; or a career in public diplomacy. Learning Outcomes The Global Media and Communication studies students develop and demonstrate competency in the following areas: Demonstrate an understanding of the roles and functions of traditional and new media Demonstrate an ability to function as an effective communicator, writer, and spokesperson Demonstrate an understanding of the different media systems in the world and patterns of communication Demonstrate abilities and skills to communicate across cultures and nations Demonstrate an ability to use media and communication skills to address conflicts and misunderstandings Demonstrate an understanding of the legal and ethical issues in media communication Demonstrate abilities and skills in gathering, writing, and reporting news in foreign countries Develop abilities to create effective media content Demonstrate abilities to assess, use, and interpret information Develop basic knowledge of at least one world language other than English. [-]

MA in Professional Communication

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Online & Campus Combined Full time August 2017 USA San Francisco

The MA in Professional Communication (MAPC) provides the knowledge and training for superior oral, written, and visual communication skills. USF’s program is designed for people who seek the techniques and knowledge required to be communication specialists in a wide range of fields in an ever-shifting 21st century workplace. [+]

MA Programs in Communication. The MA in Professional Communication (MAPC) provides the knowledge and training for superior oral, written, and visual communication skills. USF’s program is designed for people who seek the techniques and knowledge required to be communication specialists in a wide range of fields in an ever-shifting 21st century workplace. Located in the heart of San Francisco and close to Silicon Valley — one of the most vibrant and innovative regions in the world — MAPC students have access to collegial and professional networks at Bay Area organizations and companies. The program’s convenient schedule of evening courses appeals to full-time graduate students and enables professionals to work while completing their degree. The MAPC includes courses that meet both on-campus and online for flexibility and convenience, while providing engagement with cutting-edge technology. In the second year, some courses are offered entirely online. With three concentrations from which to choose, the program creates a community of professional communicators who have varied career interests. The program uniquely combines residential and online graduate seminars with applied research and professional engagement. Graduates from the program bring a thorough knowledge and skill set of advanced communication to careers in a range of sectors — including technology, government, finance, health services, academic, and many other sectors where communications skills are highly valued. Program Details The MA in Professional Communication is a 30-unit program that can be completed in two years. Students complete four core courses and six elective courses. All courses are three units. Full-time students enroll in courses each fall and spring semester. Courses are also available in the summer. The degree culminates in either a capstone course or a directed study and culminating project, such as a reflective portfolio, internship-related project, analytical paper, or academic research project. Students can enroll in the general track in professional communication, which combines courses in strategic and technical communication for a blended specialty in industry and organizational communication. This broader focus gives students valuable knowledge toward launching or furthering successful communications careers in a variety of fields and organizations. Concentrations STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION Strategic communicators work as planners, designers, and leaders to develop and disseminate messages both within and outside of organizations. Students enrolled in this concentration analyze how organizations interact internally and externally with the public, industry and media. Students also gain practical communication skills that give them a competitive edge in the workplace. TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION Technical communicators use communication skills to translate complex scientific, engineering or technical information into content that users can understand and utilize. Students enrolled in this concentration learn how to communicate to the user while ensuring that the product or service has a competitive advantage. As technology grows in a variety of fields, the demand for such skilled, user-centered and agile technical communicators has never been greater. Careers We are a brand new program, so applicants today could become our alumni of tomorrow, helping to build and add value to our degree. We expect that graduates of the Master of Arts in Professional Communication from USF will be... Communication designers, able to take specialized information and compose and design this information in multiple formats to diverse audiences using multiple technologies. They facilitate information between the experts (software designers, policymakers, etc.) and the public sphere, working within varied workforces, including distributive ones. Technical communicators and strategic advocates, working to ensure the usability of products and services in all phases of the design process. They act as the voice of the users, advocating design features to ensure that the users’ needs are met as well as working to ensure that the product or service has a strategic, competitive advantage in the market. Ethical communicators within organizations, bringing a thorough understanding of ethical issues to the workplace, including organizational communication and industrial communication between organizations and their customers. Advocates of their industry within the community, communicating with the media and community, strategically crafting succinct messages and longer arguments as spokespersons and leaders. Prepared for further graduate work if they so choose. Given the program’s theoretical training and applied concepts, students would be prepared for doctoral work in communications. Graduates of the Master of Arts in Professional Communication from USF work in many fields, including... Public Relations Communications and Marketing Media Management Risk Management Crisis Response Business Operations Human Resources Strategic Planning Technology Information Design Technical Writing and Communication New Media and Creative Services Editing Nonprofit Development and Fundraising Health Care Communication [-]

MA in Communication Management

The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Washington

The Communication Program in the Department of Organizational Sciences and Communication now offers a Master of Arts in Communication Management. [+]

The Communication Program in the Department of Organizational Sciences and Communication now offers a Master of Arts in Communication Management. GW's MA in Communication Management explores systematic planning, implementing, monitoring and revising of communication messages and processes (including technology and networks) within and across organizations. The program is designed to meet the needs of a diverse pool of students with varying career aspirations in this growing field, and is the only degree of its kind in the Washington, D.C., metro area. Students develop their problem-solving, strategic decision-making and written and oral advocacy skills throughout the course of the interdisciplinary program. Graduates are well-equipped to excel at communication management objectives, such as: more effective leadership; better flow of essential communications; higher employee satisfaction; stronger brand recognition and increased profits. The MA program also prepares students planning to continue to doctoral programs in communication and related disciplines, such as international affairs, organizational sciences and public health. Current GW undergraduate students may be eligible for a 10% tuition discount and have the requirement for providing GRE scores waived. GW’s location in the heart of D.C. provides students with unique access to a wealth of government and media agencies, consulting firms and other notable organizations that enhance the graduate studies experience. Admission Requirements Students applying for degree candidacy must meet the entrance requirements of GW's Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. A bachelor's degree with a B average (or the equivalent) from an accredited college or university is normally required. Preference in admission is given to applicants with strong academic credentials and appropriate undergraduate preparation. All applicants are required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). With advisor and dean approval, up to six credit hours of coursework may be accepted as transfer credit. The completed application should be submitted directly to the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, including: Official GRE general test scores (Institutional code 5246). Waived for applicants who hold a J.D., M.D. r Ph.D. Official TOEFL test scores for students who are from countries where English is not the official language or for those who do not hold a degree from an accredited US Institution. (Minimum 550, or 80 on iBT; institutional code R5246) Completed application form Application fee (non-refundable). See the graduate admission website for a list of eligible fee waivers. Official transcripts from each college or university attended. Unofficial transcripts must be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission. If transcripts are in a language other than English, English language translations must be provided. The English translation alone should be uploaded into your application. Two letters of recommendation Statement of purpose. In an essay of 250 – 500 words, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study in your chosen field. Include your academic objectives, research interests, and career plans. Also discuss your related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities, and any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned on the application. Current resume [-]

MA Integrated Marketing Communications

University of Malta
Campus Full time 13 - 13  October 2017 Malta Valletta

The programme is offered under the auspices of the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences of the University of Malta with the participation of a number of international academics in the field from King’s College, University of London. The experienced teaching faculty provide participants with an international perspective of communications and marketing. Course delivery starts with each new academic year in October. The course duration extends over twelve months to September of the following calendar year. It is divided into three semesters, with the first two semesters devoted to the taught component of the course while the final third semester is dedicated to independent student research. [+]

The MA in Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) is a programme of the University of Malta in collaboration with King’s College, University of London. On successful completion of this postgraduate programme students are awarded the MA in IMC from the University of Malta.

The objective of the MA in Integrated Marketing Communication degree is to help participants understand the rapidly evolving world of marketing and communications and to learn how various marketing and communications tools including social media can be combined effectively to meet an organisation’s marketing and communication needs.

The programme is offered under the auspices of the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences of the University of Malta with the participation of a number of international academics in the field from King’s College, University of London. The experienced teaching faculty provide participants with an international perspective of communications and marketing.... [-]


MA in Radio

Goldsmiths, University of London
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom London

Radio has the potential to be transformative, to further the human experience. It’s a medium that creates a sense of intimacy while continually generating questions. This is a programme that empowers you to create something permanent, something with a life beyond your own – something only sound can achieve. [+]

Navigate new adventures in sound on this award-winning, industry-accredited MA. Bring your existing knowledge and experience to analyse radio from a theoretical and practical perspective. Radio has the potential to be transformative, to further the human experience. It’s a medium that creates a sense of intimacy while continually generating questions. This is a programme that empowers you to create something permanent, something with a life beyond your own – something only sound can achieve. The questions we explore The MA poses questions about the influence of radio as a medium and the power it has to stir emotions, evoke feelings, and conjure vivid mental images. We look at the ways in which recording technologies can preserve and hold on to an aspect of our existence – be that a cultural exchange or an artistic communication – and how we can inspire future generations with the work we create. The processes we use The degree blends theory and practice so you’ll work within professional standard broadcast and post-production suites and use sound studios linked to a networked newsroom. We also have our own student radio station broadcasting online with an FM restricted service licence. As an MA Radio student you can also learn online production skills and publish sound-specific features on Londonmultimedianews.com The approach we take We adopt a reflective, humanitarian approach to storytelling because we think that to develop the creative imagination, we need to embrace all kinds of belief systems. It’s why our students go and spend time within communities, continue questioning, continue listening, and research everything from academic journals to novels. We give you the space and time to consider how different strands of thought and aspects of communication intertwine. And we don’t get in the way of talent; we encourage and support it. Come and develop your own idea of the sonic arts and create everything from investigative journalism to interactive soundscapes. This degree is part of our School of Journalism. Find out more about what we do and other degrees we teach. Skills & careers Our graduates go on to work as broadcast journalists, creative programme makers, and foreign correspondents – and MA students are consistently winning significant awards for their work. For example in 2012, MA Radio students had considerable success in the Charles Parker student radio feature awards and the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) Awards for Best Radio News Feature and Best Online News Website. In 2013 MA Radio students took Gold and Silver in the Charles Parker awards, and in the 2015 BJTC awards all the awards for Best Radio Feature and Best Radio Documentary went to Goldsmiths radio students. Our MA Radio alumni are also winning awards in the UK and abroad for their professional work too. Entry requirements You should usually have a first degree at 2:1 level but consideration is given to those with a professional background in radio and media, and there is special entry for applicants who could not go to university because of social circumstances. Applications are also assisted by including evidence of broadcasting or programme production. Equivalent qualifications We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Find out more about the qualifications we accept from around the world. English language requirements If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to meet our English language requirements to study with us. For this programme we require: IELTS 7.0 (including 7.0 in the written test) If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for postgraduate-level study. [-]

M.A. in Professional Practice in Visual Communication Design

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time July 2017 India Bangalore

The MA in Visual Communication Design will enable such a graduate to integrate existing models of thinking and making with emerging technologies and methods in the field of visual communication. The course will equip young graduates with agile professional abilities, become meaningfully resourceful, artistically inclined and process oriented in the field of visual communication. [+]

MA Programs in Communication. M.A. in Professional Practice in Visual Communication Design Young graduates of applied art, commercial art, graphic design and visual communication design often feel the need to step out of the daily demands of the profession to engage in new learning, to experiment and enhance their creative capabilities and to sharpen their thinking and making skills so as to transform their abilities and become proficient practitioners. The MA in Visual Communication Design will enable such a graduate to integrate existing models of thinking and making with emerging technologies and methods in the field of visual communication. The course will equip young graduates with agile professional abilities, become meaningfully resourceful, artistically inclined and process oriented in the field of visual communication. Study of the nature of visual information processing and comprehension forms the basis of this course. Students intersect their learning with six key domains of visual communication design: aesthetic, functional, historical, symbolic, perceptual, and cultural. The discipline of Visual Communication focuses on providing core competency in developing visual literacy, visual thinking, visual perception, imaging, and representation. Design processes, research methods, history and theories of design form the building blocks for developing comprehensive and successful branding strategies and creative communication material. The curriculum approaches visual communication through theoretical frameworks that not only inform and enhance the practice but also encourage the students to question the norms and scale traditional boundaries. The course will provide a platform to use design thinking to break rules, to express unique ideas, to question norms, and, to explore and experiment with the tools and methods of visual communication. Students will thus experience design both as a complex societal, corporate activity and an intense, exploratory, personal search into meaning. Key Values of this curriculum are: Build on the foundation and understanding of design as a discipline. Explore Gestalt Principles of Art & Design and intersect these with local aesthetics Provide a strong understanding of the history of art & design, thereby creating a context within which the profession is situated Learn to decode, understand and create meaning through variety of visual forms Ways of analyzing meaning and communication using research, analysis and critical thinking. Who is it for? Graduates of Art & Design related Disciplines: The course is designed for graduates of applied art, commercial art, mass communication, architecture, animation, fine art, printmaking, photography and other visual art related disciplines. This course provides an ideal opportunity also for design professionals who wish to breathe new energy into their creative career without giving up their jobs and assignments. Graduates of Non-Art & Design Disciplines: The course is also for those who do not have any undergraduate studies in the related disciplines but are passionately imaginative, are drawn to visual arts and dream of pursuing a creative career in visual communication design. Working Professionals: Applicants to this course could also be working professionals who have completed 3 years of undergraduate studies in any discipline and who wish to acquire knowledge base & skill-sets in Visual Communication through intellectual and creative engagement with the design process, design theories and reflective practice. This course will also enable a graduate of any discipline who is currently employed in creative sector, to enhance her/his design practice in visual communication with added capabilities that fosters excellence in creative and professional competence. Disciplines The program is informed by the following disciplines: Advertising Book Making and Publication Design Branding and Marketing Communication Design Research Design Thinking Digital Media Illustration Information Visualisation and Experience Design New Humanities Printmaking Photography Research and Collaboration The students under this program will have the opportunity to work with the following centers and labs at Srishti. Blank Noise Center for Public History (CPH) The Kabir Project Srishti Labs (Slabs) Course Structure/Components Learning opportunities in the Professional Practice in Oral History program are embedded in the following structures: Tutorials and Studios: The tutorials comprise of face-to-face or online master classes, seminars, and workshops. Tutorials are faculty-led learning spaces where students develop core disciplinary skills and knowledge. Tutorials are designed to encourage students to collaboratively and creatively design solutions for complex, layered and contextual briefs. Face-to-face classes will deliver core-learning units offered in classrooms at Srishti campus for two days every week. Each Tutorial will last for 4 hours and will be scheduled on Fridays and Saturdays. This will ensure that a working professional misses only one day’s work each week. Tutorials lead to Studios, where students work on assignments and projects that are either individual or group activities that foster making, experimenting, and learning by doing. Studios will not be mentored by faculty and on an average, students will be required to dedicate between 20 to 30 hours of studio work every week Critiques: These will be faculty led sessions, discussions and forums to encourage presentation of creative works, conversations, thinking and sense making. Critique sessions may be face-to-face as well as online through blogs, discussion board conversations and webinars. Practice: This includes experiential, embodied and physical engagement as a working professional, or self-study and reflective documentation (for example, documenting ideas and projects through sketches and notes, and, maintaining reflective blogs).
 Electives: Engagements outside the workspace that allows for extension and building connections and networking. This can include visits to exhibitions, talks, participation in conferences/workshops and festivals, and other online platforms of learning. It also includes the option to take another unit or course in a parallel course of professional practice (such as in oral history methods, design thinking, experience design etc.) Webinars: Forums for receiving feedback on projects undertaken and for presenting and defending a written paper and dissertation in response to a given situation, context or proposition. Electives: Engagement outside the workspace that allows for extension and building connections. This can include visits to exhibitions, places, talks, walks, participation in workshops and studios. It also includes the option to take another unit or course in a parallel course of professional practice (such as in heritage preservation, films, design thinking etc.). Portfolio: Development of a reflective and curated body of work that represents professional practice over a time period. Dissertation as Personal Mastery: Practice based research/design project and its documentation, dissertation and viva voce in the final semester. Learning Approach Discussion-based learning, learning by making, and project-based learning are some of pedagogical tools employed to create insights into real-life situations and industry needs. The learning approach will encompass hands-on design thinking, design research, deep understanding of principles of cognition and perception, and creative thinking, in combination with contextual thinking. The course prepares the students to participate and function in the areas of creativity and visual communication across print and digital media by training and exposing them to various skills such as but not limited to Design Thinking & Processes, Collaborative projects, Leadership Skills, Social Concerns, and Technical & Written Communication and Presentation. Learning is driven by engagement with theories, methodologies and advanced skills of Design Thinking, Critical Thinking, Research and Analysis, Reflection, and, Documentation & Presentation through three overarching modules: Unpack Meaning Ways of analyzing meaning and communication using research, analysis and critical thinking Theoretical study of Semiotics, Denotation, Connotation and Visual Symbolism Study of historical milestones, and its influences on ways of communication, Visual Culture and Visual Literacy Construct Meaning Visual Narratives, Image Making, interaction of Type and Image to make meaning Constructing and shaping meaning using Symbols, Icons, Pictograms, Motifs and Patterns Constructing and shaping meaning in communications for advertising and marketing Font Design, Data Visualization, Story Telling, Conceptual representation Interplay Meaning Explore varied media for visual expression Transformation of forms and meanings Examining Critical and Essential Influences Capability Sets Understand design process and employ the tools and principles of visual communication design to formulate creative and meaningful design solutions Awareness and knowledge about historical contexts as well as latest developments and concerns in the practice of visual communication design and ability to add to these developments and concerns his/her own voice within the context of his/her own practice. Demonstrate autonomy and proficiency to be a critical creator. Ability to work against prescribed notions of design practice thus setting new standards and novel approaches to design research / processes / ideation / production. Apply principles of cognition and perception and fundamentals of visual design to create meaningful, desirable & appropriate visual messages and experiences that are empathetic to cultures, contexts and environment. Work with diverse media and materials rapidly to create visual/experiential solutions. Communicate compellingly the design process to invite critique & develop a community of stakeholders for the work. Opportunities Graduates of MA in Visual Communication at Srishti will be able to contribute to and make a positive difference in a variety of creative service industries such as of Branding & Advertising, Marketing & Communication, Graphic Design, Publication & Publishing, Retail and Exhibition. Our graduates will be highly effective to work as Art Directors, Senior Designers and Design Consultants. Enquiries This course is led by Kumkum Nadig, Dean & Senior Faculty, School of Design, Business & Technology, at Srishti. For further information, kindly email: kumkum@srishti.ac.in [-]

MA Political Strategy and Communication

University of Kent, Brussels Schools of International Studies
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  September 2017 Belgium Brussels + 1 more

Politics is not merely about power. Sophisticated politics involves communication, strategy and manipulation of the political agenda. [+]

MA Political Strategy and Communication Politics is not merely about power. Sophisticated politics involves communication, strategy and manipulation of the political agenda. Whether it be a political leader motivating people to follow, a government seeking allies for a policy in the international arena, a campaigner mobilizing supporters, or a high-priced corporate lobbyist explaining a client’s policy to legislators, all political ideas ultimately depend on them being communicated to an intended audience, with precision, efficiency and above all credibility. What are the appropriate forms of communication for a politician? What forms of ‘spin’ can work, and which do journalists see through? What are effective ways of framing a client’s perspective for government officials, and what are the entry points in the decision-making cycle that makes their communication strategy most effective? Brussels has emerged as the largest centre for international media, measured in the number of foreign correspondents, which has now exceeded the number in Washington DC. Brussels is also home to thousands of political lobbyists, engaged either as public relations specialists, political strategists, or corporate communications advisors. A recent study of graduates from BSIS who stay in Brussels shows that political communication is among their primary career destination. An MA in Political Strategy and Communication engages students in the practical issues of political delivery. The areas of political communication, political leadership, strategy, crisis management, political branding, and public relations are all the leading vocational aspects of a developed academic understanding of politics and international relations, and it is an area of growing importance that distinguishes BSIS graduates as policy-relevant, engaged thinkers in the political arena. Key facts Duration: Standard programme: One year full-time or two years part-time Extended programme: 18 months full-time or three years part-time Start: September or January. Aims The aims of the MA in Political Strategy and Communication are to: provide students with a research-active teaching environment which provides a good grounding in the study of Social Science in general, in political strategy, and in the communication of political positions in particular; offer a critical perspective of the interplay between International Relations and European Politics as they relate to the process of creating a strategy for dealing with political issues, and communicating effectively the issues and positions on the basis of that strategy, in order to influence outcomes at the European and national levels; ensure that students acquire a solid understanding of methodologies for the study of Social Science in general, and in the application of those understandings to the study of political strategy in particular; ensure that students acquire a solid understanding of major theoretical approaches to policy making and policy analysis, the historical development of the contemporary European policy landscape, and the application of theoretical and historical knowledge to the analysis and understanding of contemporary issues and cases in the field, with particular emphasis on the manner in which policies, positions, perspectives, and attitudes are communicated; ensure that students acquire the necessary skills for advanced assessment of contemporary problems in European politics, society, and economy, and their solutions; develop students’ general research skills and personal skills (transferable skills). Structure The MA in Political Strategy and Communication is offered in both the Standard (90 ECTS) and the Extended (120 ECTS) Programme format. The Extended Programme allows students to broaden their knowledge and experience within the programme by taking more options whilst at the same time affording them a greater opportunity for internships. Students can also benefit by taking parts of the programme in Canterbury as well as in Brussels. To be awarded a standard MA in Political Strategy and Communication, students must take 6 taught modules, the methodology module 'Fundamentals, Dissertation and Research' and then submit a dissertation on a topic in Political Strategy and Communication. For the extended programme students must take an additional 3 taught modules. Modules The programme is divided into a number of blocks called modules. Each module carries 20 credits (10 ECTS). The dissertation carries 60 credits (30 ECTS). Candidates who complete 6 taught modules and the dissertation are eligible for the MA in Political Strategy and Communication (90 ECTS). Students who complete an additional three modules are eligible for the MA in Political Strategy and Communication (120 ECTS). [-]

MA in International Business

Cracow University of Economics
Campus Full time October 2017 Poland Kraków

Short information: programme focuses on understanding of economic and social patterns and the phenomena pertaining to world economics and the role of the state and international organizations as well as various management strategies applied in international markets; it covers current issues such as: European monetary integration, international financial crises, foreign direct investments, entrepreneurship... [+]

MA Programs in Communication. Short information: Programme focuses on understanding of economic and social patterns and the phenomena pertaining to world economics and the role of the state and international organizations as well as various management strategies applied in international markets; It covers current issues such as: European monetary integration, international financial crises, foreign direct investments, entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, product and brand management, international commodity markets; Modules 1. Advanced Business Communication in English 2. Advanced Economics 3. Advanced International Economics 4. Corporate Finance 5. Econometrics 6. Globalization and Regionalization in the World Economy 7. Intercultural Communication in Business and Management 8. International Forecasting and Simulations 9. International Logistics 10. International Political Relations 11. International Public Law 12. International Statistics 13. Social Philosophy 14. Corporate Investments / Advanced Corporate Finance 15. Creativity Training / Risk Management Workshop 16. Entrepreneurship and New Venture Planning / Entrepreneurial Management 17. European Monetary Integration/ International Financial Crises 18. International Human Resource Management/Euro-Atlantic Institutions and European Security System 19. Strategic Management/Strategies in International Business 20. Corporate Social Responsibility in International Business / Social Entrepreneurship in Global Economy 21. Foreign Direct Investment in Central and Eastern European Countries/Doing Business in the Baltic Sea Region 22. International Commodity Markets / International Real Estate Markets 23. Product Management in International Business/International Brand Management 24. Master Research Project [-]

Master of Arts in Global Communication

The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

The M.A. in Global Communication helps students understand the complex global information environment; its implications for governance, security, and business; and how to communicate effectively to global audiences. [+]

As the world has become increasingly interconnected, American and international policymakers have rediscovered the crucial importance of communicating with foreign publics, understanding international media and public opinion, and finding new and better ways to exercise “Smart Power” abroad. Offered jointly by GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs and the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences’ School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA), the M.A. in Global Communication helps students understand the complex global information environment; its implications for governance, security, and business; and how to communicate effectively to global audiences. Is this program for you? The Global Communication program is ideal for those seeking to navigate the global information environment. The program is particularly attractive to students interested in, among other things: learning how to design effective advocacy and information campaigns around issues ranging from public health to national security; understanding the intersection between media, foreign affairs, and public opinion; and those interested in careers in public diplomacy and other forms of advocacy communication. [-]

MA Media & Communication

Manipal University Dubai
Campus Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates Dubai

MA in Media and Communication is offered in the following streams: Mass Communication Journalism Graphics & Animation [+]

MA Programs in Communication. QUICK FACTS 5 Schools 30 Programs 40 Nationalities 2000+ Students 4000+ Alumni OVERVIEW MA in Media and Communication is offered in the following streams: Mass Communication Journalism Graphics & Animation Media Studies Publishing and Printing Technology Television Production THE TEACHING METHODOLOGIES INCLUDE Guest Lectures Industrial visits Mentorship, Mediator, and Moderator Mechanism Mix of Practical & Theoretical Knowledge Dissemination Participatory Peer2Peer Learning Environment through different activity Clubs Pedagogy based on a mix of Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic cognitive learning styles/approach Positive re-enforcement of academic research along with stress on hands-on approach Self-Study Initiatives Skill Development Seminars Student-centered Learning Environment like multi-nodal approach Workshops, Seminars, Presentations & Tutorials CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Advertising or marketing specialist, copy writer, media planner, media buyer, creative director, media sales representative Broadcasting station manager, film editor, news director, news writer, technical director, presenter, news anchor, public relations manager, casting director, news producer, business manager, and talk show host Corporate public affairs specialist Creative Writer, Analyst, Commentator and a literary/media Critic Graphic artist, Animator, Visual Designer, Visual Director, Story-boarder, illustrator, web technologist Journalist - reporter, editor, newscaster, script writer, publisher, news service researcher and technical writer Media educationist Media trainers, corporate communicators, multimedia designers, graphic designer, web & print production designer, and graphic animators Media/Academic Researcher and Social Scientist Social Media Professional/Manager Television/Film Director, producer, production manager, publicity manager, media manager, media relations co-coordinator and media & audience analyst ASSESSMENT Number of Internal Exams per subject in an Academic Semester: 03 External Exams for every subject: 01 Nature of Examination: depending on the nature of course paper a student will be evaluated on the basis of either/or Theory/Practical/Viva-Voice/Field praxis or a combination there of as mentioned in the course syllabus Submission of portfolio of works done throughout the Semester Presentation of findings (in case of Research oriented course-papers) Defence of Thesis Project (as in case of students majoring in Television Production) ELIGIBILITY Admission to MA program is open to graduates with Bachelor’s Degree in relevant area from recognised universities, however, working executives/self-employed professionals who have Bachelor’s Degree in other disciplines may also be considered for admission, subject to the approval of Chair of the Department and the Academic Committee. Note: Adequate proficiency in English is a must for all programs. FEES Application Fee: 100 AED Registration Fee: 1500 AED Tuition Fee per year: 32,500 AED [-]