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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 MCC curriculum is flexible, allowing electives from across the University to align with your personal academic and professional trajectories.

Media business at NYU Stern, media law at the NYU School of Law, 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 examining media in comparative contexts.

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.

Our graduate coursework 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.

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

Graduates of MCC's media studies master's build careers as astute analyzers of the global media landscape.

MCC 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.

Steinhardt Graduate Writing Center

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

Alumni Mentor Program

Our mentor program pairs MCC alumni with Seniors and MA students.

MCC Internship Program

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


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