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Media Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Boston, MA, United States
Passionate about media as a social, cultural, or economic phenomenon? The Media Studies program of Emerson College is for you. Everyone consumes media, but not everyone understands the impact it has on our lives.
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Overview

About the Program

For those who are fascinated by film, streaming content, and the social impact of video games; who love to analyze and compare directors and genres; and who want to know how the latest platforms and devices infiltrate our consciousness—the Media Studies BA is for you.

In the Media Studies program of Emerson College, housed in the Department of Visual and Media Arts, you will experience media as an intellectual challenge. You will analyze it as a scholar, seeking to understand the origins of modern media and the profound implications of mass media on human behavior from a social, cultural, and economic standpoint. 

Taught by media experts, our students take courses in production, media history, theory, and criticism along with liberal arts electives in ethics, philosophy, sociology, psychology and political science. This multi-dimensional approach will prepare you for a career in criticism, publishing, marketing, research, ethics, law or academia. 

Whichever avenue you choose, with our Media Studies degree, you will be a more conscious media consumer and uniquely prepared to navigate our media-driven age.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses offered:
  • History of Media Arts
  • Visual and Media Arts Production
  • Media Criticism and Theory

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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:

    6.5

    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.

General Requirements

  • Official transcripts are required from each secondary school attended and should include courses taken and grades received in years.
  • A School Report must be completed by your secondary school counselor or another school official, and must be submitted along with an official, signed transcript from your high school.
  • The secondary school counselor evaluation should accompany the high school transcript and School Report.
  • A minimum of one official teacher evaluation from someone who has taught you in an academic subject.
  • We ask that all applicants submit first marking period (first quarter, midterm, first trimester) or mid-year (second quarter, first semester, second trimester) grades when they become available.
  • Testing and English Language Proficiency Requirement.
  • SAT or ACT Scores.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    50240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25120 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    50240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25120 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 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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