Professional MAMC – Multimedia Telecommunication
The Professional Master of Arts in Mass Communication – Multimedia Telecommunication program in the UF College of Journalism and Communications is designed to give students applied experience in broadcast journalism and closely related fields. It includes a number of courses with a multimedia focus and is aimed at giving students hands on experience in broadcasting, entrepreneurial journalism, news management, and applied research. Students will be guided by faculty with backgrounds in broadcast news. This is an appropriate program for those wishing to work in industry jobs rather than pursuing a career in academia.
Some students who enroll will have experience in broadcast journalism, but others may be entering the field from another academic discipline. Early courses are designed to give students an introduction to the basics of broadcast journalism and provide basic production skills.
Students will move through the two-year program with a class of peers who enter at the same time and who finish as a cohort two years later. Students are expected to attend four spring and fall semesters and one summer semester.
The specialization normally requires two years for completion and students will only be accepted to begin in the second summer session. The deadline for application is Feb. 15, although later admissions will be considered if space allows. Students are expected to complete a professional-caliber project (e.g., multipart broadcast story series or online news site Web site) employing the multimedia skills learned in the program [40 credit hours minimum].
For more information, please contact Dr. Johanna Cleary.
This program uses the Equipment Requirement adopted by the Journalism department for undergraduate studies (link). Some specialized courses may require additional equipment at the discretion of the individual professors.