What you will study
The Specialized Journalism (The Arts) MA program offered at University of Southern California comprises two separate and distinct journalism concentrations – one focusing on the arts and the other on food. These journalism disciplines begin at the same place of origin with a seven-week 3-unit summer digital immersion course, and join forces for one required course in the fall. After that they go their separate ways, each required to take the same number of units, including a 2-unit commitment to a thesis project in each of the fall and spring semesters.
The Specialized Journalism (The Arts) MA program offered at University of Southern California is primarily geared toward the experienced journalist, and yet it also, with no less parity, welcomes the amateur. What must be demonstrated prior to acceptance is a strong record of interest and competence in a subject area. For the arts, this spans the critical environments of film, television, music, theatre, dance, literature, architecture and visual arts. We welcome artists with a solid background and/or arts conservatory training who express sincere commitment to wanting to learn the journalism practice and skills to tell compelling stories. The arts master’s students’ electives will primarily be taken at one or more of USC’s arts schools. For food MA students, a demonstrable knowledge about food, and a socio-political understanding and curiosity about the places where food intersects with culture is expected.
- Summer Digital Journalism Immersion
- Seminar in Mass Communication Law
- Arts Writing Practicum
- Arts Journalism: Storytelling and Production
- Arts Criticism and Commentary
- Media, Food and Culture
- The Art of (Micro) Food Journalism: Los Angeles and California
- The Art of (Macro) Food Journalism: A Global View
- Food Culture Journalism
- 11 months
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DisciplinesCreative Writing Journalism Media Studies & Mass Media View 163 other Masters in Journalism in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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- CV/ Résumé
- Personal Statement
- Writing Sample
- Copy of your official passport (International Applicants only)
- Proof of Financial Support (International Applicants Only)
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