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Master of Arts
Media, Culture, and Communication

The MA degree trains agile researchers to think critically from diverse perspectives about changing industries, technologies, and cultures. You will work closely with our diverse and renowned media studies faculty. Our research and curriculum foreground the study of global media and culture, digital media and new technologies, media history and theory, visual culture, race, and politics.

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Master of Arts in Media, Culture, and Communication

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While our department's graduate courses are primarily theoretical, the Media, Culture, and Communication curriculum is flexible, allowing electives from across the University to align with your personal academic and professional trajectories.

Situated in the heart of Greenwich Village, we capitalize on New York's media and cultural eminence. With frequent guest lectures and public events, MCC serves as an intellectual hub for visiting scholars, artists, activists, and media experts.

Graduates of MCC's media studies master's build careers as astute analyzers of the global media landscape. Alumni find themselves well positioned for careers at the intersections of media, culture, and tech — ranging from research to creative, strategy to policy. Those who pursue doctoral study enroll in top-tier PhD programs.

  • You'll benefit from the MCC Alumni Network as a student, and be part of this vast community after you graduate.
  • Our active MCC Alumni Council will invite you to events throughout the year.
  • As a student, you can apply to our MCC Alumni Mentor Program.
  • And in our MCC Alumni Masterclass series, you'll learn from alums of the program about the industry applications of your intellectual studies.

The MA in Media, Culture, and Communication offers a theoretical foundation for examining global media within political, social, and cultural contexts. We do not provide practical training in media production, publicity or marketing. MCC MA students can use some of their electives to enroll in such classes elsewhere at NYU, but those seeking a purely practice-based degree should consider applying to the School of Professional Studies' MS in Integrated Marketing or MS in Public Relations, or Tisch's MA in Interactive Media.

Review our FAQs to learn more about our media studies degree program. 

Areas of Study

The MA program offers five research areas, which operate as guiding frameworks for intellectual inquiry across the Department.

Frequently Asked Questions

Read answers to questions commonly asked by prospective students of the Media, Culture, and Communication MA program.

Student Experience

Learn about the MA graduate student community in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication.

MCC Internship Program

Media, Culture, and Communication undergraduates of Junior or Senior standing and MA students are eligible to intern for credit. Search our internship database of available positions.


Media, Culture, and Communication faculty research and teach on media topics spanning the globe — from East and South Asia to Western Europe, the Americas, and Africa.

MCC Alumni Mentor Program

Our mentor program pairs Media, Culture, and Communication alumni with Seniors and MA students.


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