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Film & Media Arts

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MA in Film & Media Production

Gain a professional skill set in film, video, and digital media for a successful career in the media industry.

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MFA in Film & Media Arts

Prepare for a career as an artist creating meaningful stories and to teach at the university level.

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MA in Producing Film, Television & Video

Train as producer for independent feature films, documentary films or videos, educational videos, and more.

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Public Communication

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MA in Strategic Communication  On Campus & Online

Advance your career using messages that inspire action and data to prove it. 

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MA in Political Communication

Gain a thorough grounding in political science, strategic communication, research, and media.

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CNN Anchor Jake Tapper and SOC professor Jane Hall speak in front of an audience of students.

MA in Journalism & Public Affairs

Focus your career in investigative, broadcast, or international journalism.

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MA in Journalism & Digital Storytelling

Take your career to the next level by learning new ways to share stories and create impact with technology.

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Game Design

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MA in Game Design

Practice the power of play by gaining skills in engagement strategies and game design to make an impact on the world inside and outside of games.

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Students in the Game Lab develop games: a student writes on a board and other students work at a table covered in game pieces.

MFA in Games & Interactive Media

Make change through the power of games with this terminal degree in the field of game design.

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Graduate Certificate in Game Design

Create and code your way into a new career path with a certificate in game design.

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Communication Studies

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PhD in Communication

Research how communication and technology influence civil society. An accelerated program for professional researchers and future academics.

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MA in Media, Technology & Democracy

Examine complex social problems and policy, and analyze emerging trends in media and technology.



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