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36 Total Credits Required

Required Core Class

4 Credits

Research Methodology

3–4 Credits

Designated MCC research methodology course taken within MCC or by another NYU department, by advisement. If the Research Course has an MCC area of study designation, the course may simultaneously be allocated as a Research Course and as a course within an area of study.

Areas of Study Coursework

16 Credits

At least 12 credits must be taken within one Area of Study: Global Communication and Media, Visual Culture and Sound Studies, Interaction and Experience, Media Industries and Politics, Technology and Society.

Elective Coursework

Up to 12 Credits

MCC internship credit, non-MCC study abroad courses, and/or graduate-level classes offered by another NYU department may be allocated as electives toward the MCC MA degree. In order to qualify as an elective, a class offered by an outside department must be:

1) Graduate Level, 2) Directly related to your course of study, 3) Approved by the MCC graduate advisors

Culminating Experience

0–4 Credits

Students must complete one of the required culminating experiences in order to graduate.

Or, as an alternative, students may select to complete the MCC Exam offered both fall and spring semesters. 

Graduate Coursework

View a list of Media, Culture, and Communication graduate coursework offered in the past 5 years. 

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Areas of Study

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

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Thesis Abstracts

This thesis seeks to address the issue, imagined and otherwise, of the graying of the classical music audience.

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