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Media Communication (Documentary), M.A.

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Watchdog journalism. Independent filmmaking. Documentary. Reporting. Storytelling. Social justice. In the age of Netflix, independent documentary has become one of the most effective ways to tell important stories about the world we live in.

About

Students with a specialization in documentary will report on political, social and cultural issues to produce compelling audio, photo and/or video documentaries and explore best practices in funding, distributing and marketing their work.

Students have the opportunity to submit work for publication through partner news organizations and the Point Park News Service.

Expert faculty who teach in the media communication program include current and former documentary producers, broadcast professionals, investigative journalists and multimedia designers, as well as experienced researchers and theorists.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

  • Official TOEFL or IELTS results if applicable 
  • Two Letters of Recommendation from current, or former, employers or professors
  • Personal Statement of Future Goals (two page maximum)
  • Current Resume/Vitae

Tuition Fee

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    881 USD/credit
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  • National Applies to you

    881 USD/credit
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Living costs for Pittsburgh

  • 1148 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

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