Master of Arts in Communication
The Master of Arts in Communication is a two-year full-time or five-year part time program. The program has two concentrations from which prospective candidates can choose either: Media Studies or Media Practices. Both concentrations require a 6-credit hour thesis. The master’s program in Media and Communication is aimed at the following: graduates of media and communication who desire higher academic exposure and qualifications, and who may wish to use an MA qualification as a pathway to PhD studies; graduates of Media and Communication who are working as media and communication researchers but desire more in-depth knowledge and competence in the field; media and communication professionals who require a higher degree for career progression.
- To provide students with an up-to-date understanding of essential theories and concepts of media communication as they relate to the discipline’s practices and discourses within national, regional, and international contexts.
- To enable students to produce a sound scholarly research based on a chosen relevant subject of enquiry using appropriate methods and procedures.
- To provide a specialized practice-based curriculum that prepares students for a career in strategic communication and allied industry.
- To familiarize students with current new media and digital technologies in the media and communication industries; as well as a critical understanding of their transformative and disruptive potentials.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Apply theories and concepts of communication as they relate to the discipline's practices and discourses within national, regional, and international contexts.
- Demonstrate strategic level analysis and critical thinking when evaluating communication programs of an organization.
- Design knowledge driven strategic communication plans using appropriate hardware and software technologies.
- Conduct a sound academic research based on a socially relevant topic; and using appropriate research tools and methodologies.
Required Credit Hours :
minimum 36 hours
Core Courses (Req CH:9)
Concentration Requirements (Req CH:27)
|Students should take one of the following Concentration: (27 hours
1- Media Practices Concentration (Req CH:27)
|Thesis (6 hours
2- Media Studies Concentration (Req CH:27)
|Thesis (6 hours