Degree Requirements

In consultation with the school’s graduate director, students may choose either plan A or B. Plan A consists of course work, a thesis (six hours), and an oral defense of the thesis. Plan B consists of course work, an independent study project (three hours), and an oral examination related to the independent research. In both cases, the oral examination may include subject matter related to the course work.

All students also must complete BCA 601 (Theories of Mass Communication) and BCA 602 (Mass Communication Research Methods).

Students in the general media and the management concentrations must complete BCA 611: Telecommunications Media Policy and BCA 612: Broadcasting/Cable Seminar. Students in the Film Theory and Criticism concentration must complete BCA 625: Film and Video Theory and Criticism and either BCA 611 or BCA 612.

Refer to the Graduate Bulletin (here) for complete course requirements for each of the four BCA M.A. areas of concentration (Electronic Media Studies, Film Theory and Criticism, Electronic Media Management, and Electronic Media Production).  See pgs 66-70 for more info.

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