Advance your communications career
If you are interested in several kinds of media, and aren't ready to narrow your choices to just one major, the Media Communications degree is perfect for you. The Master of Arts in Media Communications degree is flexible, allowing you to study multiple areas of media – from Animation to Scriptwriting to PR and more – and create your own unique combination of subjects. It’s the broadest, most flexible degree possible in the School of Communications at Webster University.
The Media Communications degree is relevant to all fields of media and builds a dynamic toolkit of 21st-century communication skills. Depending on your focus, you’ll be prepared for the worldwide communications industry. Our alumni work in marketing, special events, corporate communications, gaming, radio, TV, advertising, animation, journalism and … well… just about everywhere.
“I enjoy studying media and communications at Webster University. The opportunity to discuss current, global topics in the classroom creates interactions that reach beyond disciplines. Without communication, there is no way to educate and inform the public about topics that matter.”
MA in Media Communications
In Person or Online
Earn your MA in Media Communications in a multicultural environment at our campus in Tashkent, Uzbekistan or through our online learning center where you can learn at your own location. Both options provide innovative classes with in-depth analysis, topical discussions, online forums, guest speakers and team projects ensure innovative and relevant learning.
Our graduate programs fit busy working professional schedules and students can work 40-hour weeks.
Our award-winning faculty combines scholarship with real-world professional experience.
What you learn in the classroom you can use the next day at work.
Why Media Communications?
This is our most flexible program, providing you with a broad introduction to all media and areas of communication while allowing you to choose your own area of concentration. You will learn to design and interpret media messages and to communicate effectively in context. You may devise a concentration in the theory and history of media or you may combine work in two or more media, for example, journalism and photography or advertising and public relations.
Why Choose Webster University?
Webster Tashkent, part of Webster University's global network of international schools, brings the best of American education to Uzbekistan. Class sizes are small and our faculty bring real-life knowledge and personal attention to the classroom.
Webster's Master of Arts in Media Communications Program
All students entering this program are required to consult with a School of Communications academic advisor prior to registration. Qualifications and required prerequisite courses will be discussed at this time. Qualifications include a strong educational background in their intended area of graduate communications study or professional experience in their area of interest. Students without a strong educational background or experience in the communications field are required to enroll in 6 credit hours of prerequisite course work. The selection of prerequisites will depend on each student’s area of academic interest in communications and should be approved by a School of Communications academic advisor. Students may begin the online program in the Fall 1 or Spring 1 terms.
Successful graduates of this program will be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of breadth of media communications.
- Examine media within multiple contexts and perspectives.
- Evaluate media as product, process and commentary in local and/or global contexts.
- Construct qualitative and/or quantitative research methodologies.
- Analyze media through appropriate research strategies.
- Create effective written, oral and other media presentations.
The 36 credit hours required for the MA in media communications must include the following courses:
Required Courses (21 credit hours)
- MEDC 5000 Media Communications (Requisite Course) (3 hours)
- MEDC 5310 Media and Culture (3 hours)
- MEDC 5350 Media Organization and Regulations (3 hours)
- MEDC 5360 International Communications (3 hours)
- MEDC 5400 Media Production Management (3 hours)
- MEDC 6000 Seminar in Media Communications (3 hours)
- MEDC Elective (3 hours)
One additional core course from MEDC electives, as determined through consultation with an academic advisor
Electives (9 credit hours)
In addition to the seven core courses, MA students can choose five elective courses offered in School of Communications majors. Courses from program curricula outside the School of Communications may be considered, if appropriate and approved in advance using a program option request form. Students taking courses that are from outside of the School of Communications should verify prerequisites with the appropriate school or college.
MEDC 5000 Media Communications is the requisite course in the media communications program. It examines communications theory and its application to mass media, as well as introduces students to the graduate program, describes program expectations and discusses academic preparation for MEDC 6000 Seminar in Media Communications. Therefore, students must take this course even if they have academic or professional experience in media communications.
The required courses and electives may be taken as directed studies, subject to the conditions stated in Directed Studies under the Academic Policies section of this catalog and approved by the chair of the Department of Communications and Journalism and the dean of the School of Communications. Students taking courses that are a part of their approved curriculum and that are outside of the School of Communications should verify prerequisites with the appropriate school or college.
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