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Pursuing a graduate degree in Media Arts at the University of North Texas provides you many distinctive advantages, including:
The Critical-Cultural Studies side of the Master of Arts program is led by a small dynamic faculty who work closely with graduate students as they develop their degree plans, theses, or exams. Seminar courses provide students with unique opportunities to engage in critical discussion and cultural debate with faculty and peers.
The area values and encourages an interdisciplinary approach in course selection. As applicable, additional faculty are drawn from outside departments such as English, History, Journalism, Information Science, and Women's Studies, as well as from other local media studies programs to serve on students' theses projects.
The Industry Studies area is designed for students with interests in studying or working in media institutions including film, TV, video games, and digital and social media. Students learn about multiple aspects of media industries including: production cultures, management, distribution, global media, entrepreneurship, franchises and remakes, law and regulation, programming, transmedia storytelling, media economics, and audience research.
The Industry Studies program is led by a dynamic faculty who work closely with graduate students as they develop their degree plans. Our faculty members are internationally recognized scholars, seasoned media professionals and award-winning media producers.
Students are afforded options to create individualized degree plans that fit their academic interests and career goals.
The degree is designed with a focus on expanding students' career readiness and options in the media industry or Ph.D. program.
Media studies graduates typically enter careers in the media, cultural and creative industries. Areas of work include television and radio, film and video, digital media, computer games, journalism, writing and publishing, PR, marketing, and media practice.