Master of Arts Program in Communication

Top 101 MAs in Communication 2017

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A Master of Arts or MA is a graduate degree typically earned after a program of study of the fine arts, humanities, social sciences or other, similar concentrations. These programs tend to last one to two years.

Communication courses are there to assist in building a unique skills set that will open up a wide variety of employment opportunities in the future. The skills honed by this program are highly sought after in the current job market, meaning students may choose from a variety of career fields.

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M.A. Advertising and Marketing Communications

Webster University
Campus Full time 18 - 24  August 2017 USA Saint Louis

The master of arts (MA) degree in advertising and marketing communications is intended for students interested in advertising and marketing communications, with or without academic or professional experience in the field. [+]

Masters of Arts in Communication. M.A. Advertising and Marketing Communications The master of arts (MA) degree in advertising and marketing communications is intended for students interested in advertising and marketing communications, with or without academic or professional experience in the field. This degree prepares inexperienced students for a successful career in advertising and marketing communications and provides experienced students with the additional theory and application necessary to advance in their careers. Students entering this program with a strong educational background or a minimum of three years of relevant professional experience in this area may be eligible to waive one of the required core courses and should consult with a School of Communications academic advisor prior to registration to discuss their qualifications. Our degrees are theory and application based and are not intended to be production-oriented. Students interested in developing a creative portfolio or acquiring tactical production skills may wish to consider undergraduate course work in advertising. Learning Outcomes Successful graduates of this program will be able to: Utilize essential industry terminology, theories and principles to analyze an organization's situation from a marketing communications perspective. Determine appropriate advertising and marketing communications objectives, strategies, and tactics that anticipate consumer trends and utilize traditional and new technologies in order to accomplish an organization's marketing communications goals. Develop strategic, multi-platform marketing communication programs that challenge conventional thinking and foster breakthrough advertising and marketing communication strategies. Evaluate the effectiveness of a marketing communications plan to accomplish an organization's goals. Distinguish the influences of culture and... [-]

MA in Digital Experience Design

Hyper Island - UK
Campus Full time 24  January 2018 United Kingdom Manchester London Singapore Sweden Stockholm USA East New York + 6 more

Hyper Island's new MA in Digital Experience Design has been designed in response to demand from industry. There is currently a gap between what schools teach and what a designer needs to know to build products, services and systems in the real world. [+]

Hyper Island's new MA in Digital Experience Design has been designed in response to demand from industry. There is currently a gap between what schools teach and what a designer needs to know to build products, services and systems in the real world. The role of a designer is shifting. A product today is rarely just physical and consumers expectations are higher than ever. The challenge for designers is to design and deliver meaningful experiences, both online and offline. The MA in Digital Experience Design will develop your technical, creative and strategic skills as an experience designer to lead the change within this evolving industry. You will explore experience design and related fields such as service design and interaction design, understanding human behaviour, rigorous research, digital technologies and prototyping, project management, business acumen and how to build and lead an effective team. You will leave us primed for roles across human-centred design such as Experience Designer, Information Architect, Interaction Designer and Service Designer. Within these roles, graduates will be able to design and develop high quality experiences, products and services. You will be able to work across disciplinary, cultural, and geographical boundaries to design innovative solutions to meet user and business needs. Above all, you will be able to operate strategically as an agent of change and have the knowledge, skills, and competence to work at the forefront of this fast paced industry. “You might call this type of work service design, experience design, design thinking, strategic design, system design,... [-]

Master in Mass Communication

University of Central Missouri
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Warrensburg

There are two master's programs offered at UCM in communication, a Master of Arts in Mass Communication and a Master of Arts in Speech Communication. [+]

Masters of Arts in Communication. There are two master's programs offered at UCM in communication, a Master of Arts in Mass Communication and a Master of Arts in Speech Communication. Mass Communication REQUIRED GRADUATE COURSES , 7 hrs Comm 5000 Introduction to Graduate Study in Communication, 1 hr Comm 5810 Theories of Communication, 3 hrs Comm 5800 Quantitative Research Methods, 3 hrs Or Comm 5820 Qualitative Research Methods, 3 hrs RESEARCH, 0-6 hrs Comm 5890 Thesis, 6 hrs Or Comm 6890 Research Problems (one research paper), 3 hrs Or Comm 6771 Graduate Internship, 3-6 hrs Or Comm 6775 Professional Project Seminar, 1 hr And Comm 6890 Research Problems, 3 hrs APPROVED GRADUATE ELECTIVES IN COMMUNICATION, 12-21 hrs GRADUATE ELECTIVES, 0-6 MINIMUM GRADUATE HOUR TOTAL, 31 hrs [-]

MA in Visual Communication

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Bath + 1 more

This is a practical Master’s course for photographers, illustrators and graphic designers. We encourage you to work independently and collaboratively, while learning a shared visual language. [+]

A practical course for specialist photographers, graphic designers and illustrators. Join our international cohort – We welcome students from many countries including the UK, Italy, China, Taiwan, Mexico, Columbia and Bulgaria. Make use of workshops in photography, etching, letterpress, screen print, plastics, woodwork, paint preparation and casting. Apply for a wide range of academic workshops competitions and professional awards. This is a practical Master’s course for photographers, illustrators and graphic designers. We encourage you to work independently and collaboratively, while learning a shared visual language. Working alongside other students and in consultation with your tutors, you will build a professional and critical context for your practice, in the process of developing each of your projects. Your growing confidence and increased ability, will be clearly evident in the portfolio’s you present when joining the profession, or continuing to study. Overview You’ll develop your visual communication practice, concentrating on practical, conceptual, historical and contemporary concerns. You’ll enter critical dialogue with other students in related fields and we’ll help you place your practice in an appropriate context; Our view is that by integrating your methods with those in related fields, you’ll become a more effective specialist photographer, graphic designer or illustrator. At a time when boundaries between these disciplines are changing – and in some cases dissolving – this is particularly important. You’ll become adept at working individually and collaboratively. Through developing an individual specialist project, you’ll conceptualise, critique and contextualise your approach, whilst fine tuning your aesthetic sensibilities. You’ll also collaborate to... [-]

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. [+]

Masters of Arts in Communication. Master in Global Media and Communication (MA) Communicate Globally 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 Global Media and Communication Studies (M.A.) 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. Curriculum and Program Requirements The Master of Arts in Global Media and Communication Studies is a two year program. It requires the completion of 36 Semester Hours of class work, including an internship, tutorial and thesis. The 24 Semester Hour Core Curriculum for all students in the program is as follows: GMCS/GLDP 501 Graduate Seminar in Research Methods 3 GMCS 511 Communication Theories 3 GMCS/GLDP 529 Advanced Intercultural Communication 3 GMCS 537 Global Communication and Mass Media 3 GMCS 562 Media Communication Law 3 GMCS 591 Internship 3 GMCS 598 Tutorial 3 GMCS 599 Thesis or Project Demonstrating Excellence (PDE) 3 Total: 24 Students who enter the program are expected... [-]

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. [+]

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... [-]

Master of Arts in Communication Design

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

The MA in Communication Design program approaches business communication as a synthesis of economic and artistic dimensions. You’ll develop your expertise in both dimensions during this two-year program. [+]

Masters of Arts in Communication. 5 SCHOLARSHIPS UP FOR GRABS SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION COMMUNICATION DESIGN. Deadline: 12 May The MA in Communication Design program approaches business communication as a synthesis of economic and artistic dimensions. You’ll develop your expertise in both dimensions during this two-year program. You’ll gain a solid background in integrated marketing communications, a field that combines traditional forms of marketing with new digital communications technologies. You’ll improve your proficiency in analog graphic design as well as the latest computer graphics programs. You’ll also have the chance to cultivate your skills in a rich variety of design production tools, including photography, Web design, digital video, and integrated new media. Alongside this expressive work, you will study the fundamentals of brand design, advertising, and journalistic writing to broaden your knowledge of the business side of the profession. In project work with companies, you’ll practice the strategies you need to independently undertake all phases of complex communication projects, including art direction, project management, design, execution, and presentation. And you’ll develop a greater awareness of the sociological and ethical implications of the communications you create. The MA in Communication Design program is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) as a Master of Arts degree (120 CFs). First Year Project Management I, Computer Graphics, Project Methodology, Design Management, Integrated Marketing Communication, Ethics of Communication, Graphic Design, Photography, and Web Design Second Year Project Management II, Brand Design, Art Direction, Advertising, Sociology of Communication, Fundamentals of Journalism, Digital Video,... [-]

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 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. [+]

Masters of Arts in Communication. 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. Course content Modules The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. Core modules, semester one 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... [-]

MA in International Public Relations and Global Communications Management

Cardiff University
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

Public relations is a booming industry - even in a recession as other promotional sectors contract, PR has continued to grow year-on-year. [+]

MA in International Public Relations and Global Communications Management Public relations is a booming industry - even in a recession as other promotional sectors contract, PR has continued to grow year-on-year. The numbers of Public Relations Officers (PROs) now match journalists in the UK and there is a big demand for graduates who have the skills to meet the dynamic changes of this exciting and growing sector. Public relations specialisms are expanding too, and graduates are gaining jobs in a number of areas including crisis management, corporate social responsibility, media relations, corporate communication, sponsorship and internal comms. Public relations, at its heart, is about communication between an organisation and its public(s), but 21st Century public relations - with the advent of new media - is embedded in everything from politics and business to celebrity. Gone are the days when PR was an afterthought - it is now firmly at the heart of strategic organisational planning. The MA at Cardiff is a unique one year course that develops students who have the skills and techniques required to practice public relations at an international level. Aside from gaining valuable practical skills, students are introduced to business, organisational and PR theory so that they can apply critical thinking to professional scenarios to further the effectiveness and quality of public relations that is practiced in industry. This synthesis of theory and practice culminates in a final dissertation of 15,000 to 20,000 words where students have the opportunity to apply what they have learnt to... [-]

Master of Arts in Professional Communication (MA)

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Wayne

The master of arts in professional communication at William Paterson University helps students develop knowledge and proficiencies to seek professional advancement and increase their marketability in a variety of competitive industries. Graduates are poised for success in communication and business, including public relations management, integrated marketing, corporate and strategic communication, digital and social media marketing... [+]

Masters of Arts in Communication. Master of Arts in Professional Communication (MA) The master of arts in professional communication at William Paterson University helps students develop knowledge and proficiencies to seek professional advancement and increase their marketability in a variety of competitive industries. Graduates are poised for success in communication and business, including public relations management, integrated marketing, corporate and strategic communication, digital and social media marketing, professional writing, and publishing. This program helps students gain a fundamental understanding of today's communication and business opportunities as well as to provide practical knowledge, strategic and critical thinking abilities, and specific technical skills that may be immediately applied to the job market or advanced studies. The corporate and strategic communication concentration emphasizes strategic public relations skills, corporate issues management, programming of integrated marketing campaigns, and organizational leadership techniques. The digital media and professional writing concentration seeks to develop professional writers in classes that are geared toward comprehension of digital applications and multi-platform writing for business and media channels. Class times are flexible and adaptable to hectic work schedules. All courses are taught by experienced faculty members who have senior-level experience in global communication industries, publishing industry, major media networks, and large, successful marketing and public relations firms. Students also enjoy presentations by senior-level executives in media, government, corporate, and non-profit industries in the Professional Seminar. Professional communication faculty are widely published in a range of business and scholarly journals as well as integrated media platforms. Professors utilize their vast network of executive... [-]

MA in Marketing Communications

University of Westminster, Westminster Business School
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Marketing communications covers the selection and application of the main communication tools available to an organisation in pursuit of its marketing goals. This work is often carried out by specialist agencies, and involves both strategic thinking and the development of creative solutions. It calls for a blend of research-based knowledge with the practice of high-level, often extremely creative, skills. [+]

Marketing communications covers the selection and application of the main communication tools available to an organisation in pursuit of its marketing goals. This work is often carried out by specialist agencies, and involves both strategic thinking and the development of creative solutions. It calls for a blend of research-based knowledge with the practice of high-level, often extremely creative, skills. As part of the course, you will have the opportunity to take exams for the Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing and upon successful completion of the exams become a professional member of the Digital Marketing Institute. Course content The course covers the main marketing communication techniques. It provides you with a sufficient foundation in marketing to enable you to work easily with people involved throughout the marketing management process. The ultimate aim of the course is to enhance individual career advancement prospects through knowledge of how to apply academic learning to best marketing communications practice. A highlight for many students are the study trips and company visits organised throughout the course which provide an opportunity for networking and extending learning in new environments. Modules The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. Year long module Contemporary Issues in Marketing Communications In this module you will come to understand the nature of learning and how you best learn. You will reflect on your progress and development throughout the course, helping you to generate a personal development plan. You will discuss current thinking in the field of integrated... [-]

MA in Communication Management

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

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

Masters of Arts in Communication. 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... [-]

MA in Strategic Communication

University of New York in Prague (UNYP)
Campus Full time 15  September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Professional communication skills have become one of the key aspects of all types of enterprise. Students on the SC program study with instructors from the U.S. and Europe on a program that challenges students to build and develop the skills and theoretical understanding... [+]

MA in Strategic Communication Professional communication skills have become one of the key aspects of all types of enterprise. Students on the SC program study with instructors from the U.S. and Europe on a program that challenges students to build and develop the skills and theoretical understanding needed to work in key positions in a wide variety of private and public enterprises. The 15-month life-long education program of weekend study (2 weekends per month)* leads to an American Master's Degree from La Salle University (Philadelphia, U.S.A., www.lasalle.edu). With a history of over 140 years, La Salle University is a highly ranked regional American university. *UNYP provides light refreshments during the breaks to students on this program The comprehensive nature of the program covers major aspects of internal and external communication in organizations, including: Persuasion Public Relations Campaigns Conflict Management Organizational Communication Students currently studying on the program come from over half a dozen different countries. Past students have ranged in age from their early 20s to early 50s, and have come from a wide range of professional backgrounds including journalism, marketing, PR, diplomacy, education, and others. [-]

MA Integrated Global Communication

Kennesaw State University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Kennesaw Marietta

The MA program in Integrated Global Communication has been developed in response to a growing need for professionals in the expanding field of information design, information architecture, content development, communications management, and visual communication. [+]

Masters of Arts in Communication. The MA program in Integrated Global Communication has been developed in response to a growing need for professionals in the expanding field of information design, information architecture, content development, communications management, and visual communication. The basic objectives of the program are: To educate those persons with diverse academic and work backgrounds who seek to begin their careers in the field of integrated global communication, and To provide a useful credential for current information designers and technical communicators who need advanced training to move ahead in their careers, either as employees or managers of a company or as independent consultants. The Integrated Global Communication program offers students a MA Degree with the choice of three program options - an Internship Option, a Thesis Option, and an all Course Work Option. A graduate certificate in Technical Communication, and four advanced certificates in User Experience, Communication Management, Visual Communication, and User Experience. Important Note About the Master's of Arts in Integrated Global Communication No new majors are being accepted into the program at this time. All information in this catalog is for the current Master's of Arts in Information and Instructional Design majors only. Degree Requirements MAIGC students are required to take the following courses: IDC 6001 - Professional Practices of Communication (3 credit hours) IDC 6002 - Information Design (3 credit hours) IDC 6030 - Visual Design Strategy (3 credit hours) IDC 6004 - Research Methods (3 credit hours) IDC 6110 - Communications Project Management (3 credit... [-]