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Media Arts and Studies - Media and Social Change, B.S.C.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Athens, OH, United States
While pursuing a Media Arts and Studies - Media and Social Change degree, students are also actively involved in the liberal arts curriculum found at Ohio University. 
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Overview

Coursework in the fine arts, humanities, social sciences, technology, and cultural and communication sciences are all part of this liberal arts foundation that is critical to the success of today's media professionals. In addition to media production, every one of our students learns media history, media theory, and media business concepts that will allow them to succeed in the modern media world. Students have opportunities to focus in one of five emphasis areas: Media and Social Change; Games and Animation; Music Production and Recording Industry or Media Arts Production. Our broad-based curriculum enhances long-term success, which is reflected by our school's mission statement: the School of Media Arts and Studies prepares well-rounded and proactive individuals to think critically, act creatively and practice ethically in a global media society. 

With almost 700 undergraduate students and 17 faculty members at Ohio University, the School of Media Arts and Studies is proud to play a central role in the Scripps College of Communication Center of Excellence. Strong demand to join the School dictates that we have entry requirements above the university's requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

By using scripts, sound, moving image, and interactivity to create stories through music, games, animation, video, and social media our students learn the pre-production, production, and post-production processes, while continuing to hone the skills needed to analyze the media they are creating. Alumni of the Media Arts and Studies - Media and Social Change program work in a variety of media industries. They create, analyze, and oversee media for education, entertainment, activism, journalism, or public relations purposes in the corporate, nonprofit, and entrepreneurial media industries.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Media Criticism
  • Media Phenomenology
  • Global Media Systems
  • Public Media
  • Gossip, Espionage, Hackers, Memes
  • Women in Media
  • Media and the Digital Divide
  • Media and Development
  • ICTs and Social Change
  • Media and the Muslim World
  • Broadcasting for Social Justice
  • Media and Sexual Representation
  • Technology, Communication, & Culture
  • Special Topics in Media & Social Change
  • Practice of Film Criticism
  • Video and Audio Field Production
  • Audience Research
  • Social Media: Content Curation
  • Screenwriting: the Adaptation
  • Sound for Moving Images
  • Intermediate Video & Audio Production
  • Writing and Producing Podcasts
  • Art of Editing
  • Media Laws and Regulations
  • Nonfiction Storytelling and Documentary Production
  • Media and Web Delivery
  • Special Topics in Media & Social Change
  • Media Workshop in Multimedia
  • Film Techniques

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    68

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    520

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Application form
  • $70 international application processing fee
  • Official academic records
  • Evidence of sufficient funding
  • Statement of activities.
  • Exams for scholarship consideration
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS results if available. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22406 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22406 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    22406 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22406 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12612 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12612 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Athens

  • 1079 - 1780 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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