M.A. On Campus

Media Communication (Documentary)

Point Park University

12 months
881 USD/credit 31716 USD/year
881 USD/credit 31716 USD/year
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Point Park University's innovative Master of Arts in Media Communication (Documentary) equips students with the tools to do real-world journalism and produce compelling documentaries using cutting-edge tools and distribution channels.


The Media Communication (Documentary) program at Point Park University specializing in documentary-format journalism offers a balanced combination of course work and practical experience broken out into four parts:

  • Core courses: writing and editing in the journalistic style, communication theory, research methods, communication law and media ethics
  • Specialization requirements: courses including investigative reporting, history of documentary cinema, business of photography, documentary photography and multimedia production
  • Documentary thesis: students will spend two semesters creating documentary-format journalism with an industry professional who will guide them through the process
  • Electives: social media, broadcast copywriting, web publishing, mass communication history, international media and special topics

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Writing and editing in the journalistic style
  • Communication theory
  • Research methods
  • Communication law and media ethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official TOEFL and TWE scores, if required. Please contact the ISSE Office for additional information.
  • Completed International Student Affidavit of Support Form and notarized/certified bank statements.
  • Certified copies of original and translated transcripts of post-secondary education.
  • Students who apply for full-time F-1 visa status are prohibited from attending part-time classes by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31716 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 881 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    31716 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 881 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
Living costs

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


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