M.A. in Media Industries and Critical-Cultural Studies
The Master of Arts degree offers students individualized degree plans, small seminar classes, and personal academic attention from dedicated faculty members.
Students may choose to focus their degree in one of two tracks: Critical-Cultural Studies or Industry Studies.
The Critical-Cultural Studies area encourages students to critically engage with current debates in historical, ideological, and cultural topics in film, TV, and digital and social media. Students learn about various topics and theories such as: identity, critical race studies, feminism, sexuality, film studies, queer studies, fandom, and youth cultures.
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, globalization, entrepreneurship, law and regulation, programming, transmedia, economics, and audience research.
Each track requires the completion of at least 30 hours of graduate course work and takes approximately two years to complete. A student may elect 6-9 hours in a minor area.
Depending on a student's interest and goals, they may choose to enroll in an independent study, practicum, or internship. Both pathways have a capstone option of either a written Thesis or a written Comprehensive Examination.
2021-2022 GRADUATION DEADLINES
Fall 2021 Graduation: Oral defense of thesis must be completed no later than October 15, 2021. Thesis must be submitted to Toulouse no later than October 29, 2021.
Spring 2022 Graduation: Oral defense of thesis must be completed no later than March 18, 2022. Thesis must be submitted to Toulouse no later than April 1, 2022.
Spring 2022 Exam Date: TBD
- Apply to the MA Program
- UNT Graduate Catalog (You will need to choose Graduate Catalog from the dropdown menu.)
- Toulouse Graduate School
- Department of Media Arts Graduate Studies general information