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The MA program offers two concentrations:


studentsThe concentration in communication offers students fundamental grounding in communication theory, media theory, and rhetorical theory. MA students in Communication work along side doctoral students in one of three areas (or a combination of areas):

After choosing their area of focus, students tailor their individual program to meet their needs and interests, preparing them for communication positions in industry, government, healthcare, or non-profit sectors, or for entry into a PhD program.

Film and Video Production

The concentration in film and video production combines technical instruction with courses in both motion picture and traditional communication studies to provide students with the knowledge and tools necessary to function in the multifaceted world of audiovisual production. The approach to media practice is broad enough to address the needs of the independent artist, as well as those who seek to enter the industry. Our facilities and equipment include:

    • High definition digital video and 16mm motion picture cameras
    • Professional lighting and sound packages
    • Non-linear video editing stations (Final Cut Pro)
    • Audio labs equipped with Pro-Tools digital workstations
    • Film editing rooms
    • A fully equipped television studio
    • A 25,000-watt FM radio station

The College of Communication and Fine Arts also houses a 24-track digital recording studio and a computer graphics lab.

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