The School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts at Central Michigan University offers a versatile Master of Arts degree that combines advanced theoretical and applied coursework, designed to give you an edge in a competitive multimedia job market. We offer four areas of concentration for M.A. students, each crafted to meet the educational needs and career goals of students.
Electronic Media Studies is our most general area of concentration, allowing students to choose from a wide variety of elective coursework, including production, scriptwriting, management, film studies courses, and more.
Electronic Media Management is focused on leadership and entrepreneurship in the media industry.
Electronic Media Production is a concentration that allows students to further develop their video and/or audio production skills, while also gaining the benefit of learning how to conduct original research.
Film Theory and Criticism focuses on film history, genre, criticism and theory, and includes courses on a variety of aspects of film as an art form. This is not a production-centered concentration.
Whether you want to transition to the classroom or work in the media industry, our graduate program provides the educational background to help you succeed. Our graduate courses are generally small, providing opportunities for extensive interaction and discussion among a cohort of graduate students and knowledgeable faculty. Students also have a chance to get involved in our student-run television and radio stations, among other co-curricular options. One-on-one advising and personalized plans of study make the graduate program in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts one of the best in the region.