Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Media and Communication Arts, MA


The Dyson College of Arts and Sciences Media and Communication Arts department in Pleasantville offers a 36-credit hour Master of Arts (M.A.) in Media and Communication Arts. The program includes 16 hours of required courses and 20 hours of elective courses. A comprehensive exam is required upon completion of the program.

The goal for this program is to further prepare students for careers in the communications industry which presuppose mastery of the written and spoken word, as well as of the ability to apply new technology in the workplace by offering advanced professional training in videography, editing, media writing, public relations, producing and advertising.

These experiences and completion of practica and case studies will prepare outstanding professionals for employment in a wide range of positions.

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Dr. Maria T. Luskay, Director, MA in MCA
861 Bedford Rd.
Pleasantville, NY 10570
(914) 773-3790

Master of Arts (PLV)

Required Courses 16
MCA 601 Industry Communication Theory and Practice (4)
MCA 602 Writing for Organizations (4)
MCA 603 Effective Speaking for Industry Professionals (4)
MCA 693 Internship/Thesis (4)
Elective Courses
Choose FIVE courses:
MCA 610 Communications Research (4)
MCA 620 Media Relations (4)
MCA 640 International Communications (4)
MCA 652 Media Production for the Classroom (4)
MCA 654 Industrial Media Production (4)
MCA 670 Developing and Designing Effective Communication for the Web (4)
MCA 680 Law and Ethics in Professional Communication (4)
MCA 696 Issues/Topics in Professional Communication (4)
Other MCA courses as approved by the program director.
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