Office: College Center, Room M014c
Chair: Sara Magee, Associate Professor
Assistant Chair: Amy Becker, Associate Professor
Academic Director: Gregory Hoplamazian, Associate Professor
Director of Program Operations: Erin Richardson
Professors: Neil Alperstein (emeritus); Russell J. Cook (emeritus); Elliot King; Tania Rosas-Moreno
Associate Professor: Amy Becker; Masudul Biswas; Gregory Hoplamazian; Jonathan J. Lillie; Sara Magee; Paola Pascual-Ferrá
Lecturers: April Newton; Julie Sayo
The communication environment in contemporary society is one of continual change, transforming the ways in which information and other content are created and disseminated. A generation ago, the World Wide Web burst into public consciousness, and it has been followed in rapid succession by new communications platforms including blogging, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. In addition, in this age of digital media, we are moving on from a Web 2.0 to embrace a Web 3.0 and 4.0 in which mixed, augmented and virtual reality are becoming part of everyday life. This rapid evolution of digital media will undoubtedly continue in the future. Digital media and related technologies have had a significant impact on the way individuals communicate with each other personally as well as in business, politics, entertainment, and education. As with all change, new digital media opens new opportunities in the creation and distribution of information through society. New and emerging media also create social and cultural challenges that must be addressed. The Master of Arts (MA) in Emerging Media gives students the knowledge base, the broad and deep understanding, and the practical skills needed to shape the use of digital media in their organizations and in society at large.
Students who graduate with an MA in Emerging Media will have:
- The skills to strategically evaluate emerging media platforms and related technologies;
- The vision to create programs, campaigns, and content utilizing new and emerging digital platforms;
- The ability to investigate and explain the legal, economic, social, political, and cultural impacts of new and emerging media; and
- The background to identify new communication opportunities for helping to create a socially just world.
The program can be completed in 12 months for full-time students and 44-60 months for part-time students. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. A bachelor's degree in communication is not required for admission. Detailed admission information (application procedures, required documents, deadlines, etc.) can be found under Admission.