M.A.-Media Studies and Production
The Master of Arts in Media Studies & production is designed for two types of degree candidates.
Some Media Studies & Productions Master’s students pursue the degree to advance in corporate, public or non-profit communication industries. These students take courses in relevant applied communication courses such as advertising, public relations, TV production, management and organizational communication.
Other Media Studies & Productions Master’s students pursue a course of study that prepares them for a doctoral program in communication or a cognate discipline. Some students who earn the MA in Media Studies & Productions proceed to the doctoral program in Media & Communication (M&C) at Temple.
The Media Studies & Productions Master’s Program provides graduate students with both scholarly and professional training.
The Media Studies & Productions MA offers a strong and diverse scholarly curriculum with a general foundation in communication theory and methodology. Introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses are offered in the following areas of study:
The history, economics, law, regulation, and policy pertaining to broadcast, cable, and new technology industries in both national and international contexts.
The psychology, sociology, cultural study and politics of both mass media and communications technology, particularly in terms of their impact on everyday life.
Organizations and Networks
The analysis of the behavior and management of communications systems, particularly in terms of mass media industries and institutions.
Many Media Studies & Productions students concentrate wholly on the Department’s scholarly curriculum as an excellent preparation for doctoral training, and the MA in Media Studies & Productions can be a preparatory degree for Temple’s doctoral program in communication.
Media Production and Business
In preparation for a professional career, Media Studies & Productions master’s students may pursue media training in areas such as:
-TV, radio, computer, and multimedia production
-Media management, marketing, and research
-Media publicity and advertising
MSP’s media production and business orientation points students toward careers in:
-TV and radio corporations and stations
-Marketing and advertising agencies
-Profit and non-profit industries
The program also offers internship opportunities in media industries relevant to the students’ interests.