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MA, Media, Culture, and Communication

Grounded in the liberal arts and social sciences, the master's degree in Media, Culture, and Communication 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, gender, and politics.

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Master of Arts in Media, Culture, and Communication

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While our department's courses are primarily theoretical, the MCC program of study is highly flexible, allowing numerous electives from across the University aligning with your personal academic and professional trajectories. Media business at NYU Stern, media law at the NYU School of Law, digital design and interactive technology at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and media ethnography in NYU Anthropology are just some of the many elective options made available to you. We also offer graduate study abroad courses in Europe, Asia, and Latin America that examine media in comparative contexts.

Situated in the heart of Greenwich Village, MCC capitalizes 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.

MCC Graduate Writing Program

The MCC graduate writing program provides one-on-one sessions with an in-house professional writing coach.

MCC Alumni Mentor Program

A mentor program for MCC Juniors, Seniors, and MA students that pairs students with MCC alumni from media, non profits, cultural institutions and more.

MCC Internship Program

MCC Undergraduates of junior or senior standing and MCC graduate students are eligible to intern for course credit. Search our internship database of available positions.


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Department of Media, Culture, and Communication

239 Greene Street, 8th floor
New York, NY 10003
212-998-5191 |

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