Syracuse University

Newhouse School of Public Communications

Arts Journalism


Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY 13244

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

Combine your passions for arts and culture with communications skills to become an arts journalist, highly sought after in the arts and media world. In the Goldring Arts Journalism Program, the first master's degree program in arts journalism at an accredited journalism school, you will take coursework in communications and culture. You will gain advanced skills in digital technology, reporting, critical writing, and multimedia storytelling—all essential in being able to communicate about today's culture, whether online, on air, or in magazines and newspapers. The program is a collaboration of the Newhouse School, School of Architecture, College of Arts and Sciences, and College of Visual and Performing Arts, allowing you to design your curriculum to suit your interests. Areas of emphasis include: • Music • Theater • Television and film • Visual arts • Popular culture • Fashion and design • Architecture Unique features of our program: • A trip to New York City for a cultural immersion course • A trip to Toronto to cover the international film festival • A trip to Charleston, S.C., to contribute print and online coverage of Spoleto Festival USA for the regional newspaper • Internships at newspapers, magazines, or cultural institutions • The annual Goldring alumni party in Manhattan brings together many graduates from around the country and abroad, members of this vibrant arts journalism community Outcomes: • Last year's class is 100 percent employed. Goldring graduates hold staff jobs at The New York Times, NBC News, Minnesota Public Radio, NPR, National Geographic, New York Daily News, the Aspen Music Festival, Alvin Ailey Dance Company, Art Institute of Chicago, and Carnegie Hall.


Newhouse is accredited by ACEJMC.

International Student Requirements:

International students must submit a TOEFL score of 100 or higher or an IELTS score of 7.0 or higher.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

In State Tuition (per year): 0 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

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