Graduate Certificate in Electronic Media Arts

Electronic Media Arts focuses on film, television and video gaming. Through a multidisciplinary approach, students gain a comprehensive understanding of electronic media. This specialization would be an asset for both an academic or business career in media, providing a competitive edge in the media workplace and/or preparing students for continuing their education in a doctoral program.
Average Cost of Tuition: $11,955
Average Cost of Textbooks: $625
Admission Requirements
The Office of Graduate Admissions requires the following materials:
  • Completed and signed application. Fee required.
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended.*
  • Three letters of recommendation, one of which must be submitted by the applicant’s supervisor or academic advisor.
  • A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0.
  • An interview with the MA in Communication Arts Program Coordinator or designated faculty member.
  • Full-time healthcare, public-sector and not-for-profit organization employees must submit employment documentation.
  • Testing:
    • All applicants are required to complete a formal writing assessment.
    • International students and domestic students whose language of instruction is other than English are required to take the TOEFL, LOEP, or GRE. A TOEFL score of 550, or 213 or higher for computerized testing since June, 1998, is required for admission consideration.
  • If appropriate, international students must submit English translations of their documents. Copies of certificates and/or diplomas must be submitted.
  • All international students requiring I-20 visas must submit a Certification or Letter of Finances and a notarized Letter of Sponsorship.
*Students in the M.A. in Communication Arts will have either graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications or Art or, if an applicant’s undergraduate degree is completed in another discipline, have worked in a professional capacity in communications, the arts or related fields. Those applicants not meeting these criteria will be individually assessed for admittance to the program.
Courses: (15 credits)
COM 520 Mass Communication Theory
COM 620 World of Cinema
COM 621 Genres of Television
COM 624 The Cutting Edge: Media Techno-trends
COM 627 Web Page Analysis & Design