M.A. On Campus

Media Studies

Pratt Institute

18 months
38240 USD/year
38240 USD/year
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The Graduate Program in Media Studies M.A. at Pratt Institute consists of 30 credits taken over three semesters, and a thesis. The program can be completed in three semesters if you discover during the first two what you want to do as a final project/thesis, then prepare to complete it in the third semester. 


Media Studies courses provide students at Pratt Institute with crucial critical and theoretical tools; students take a sequence of two required introductory courses during their first semester. 

Learning outcomes

These courses are designed to address students with substantial experience in media studies as well as students with less exposure. Practices courses comprise a range of electives, including those taught in other programs, such as Digital Arts. These courses enable students to acquire basic competence in media aesthetics and production.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Mediologes 
  • Media Studies Encounters 
  • Media Studies Encounters 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All graduate students must file the application using our online system. There is a non-refundable $50 application fee.
  • Transcripts: a scan of your official transcripts should be uploaded when you complete your online application. Request an official copy from your school, either digitally or physically, scan it, and upload it. 
  • International students must have all transcripts translated into English by a certified translation service.
  • Two letters of recommendation from employers, professors, or others able to judge your potential for graduate study in your specific program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38240 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 38240 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    38240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38240 USD per year during 18 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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