Media Design (MA)

No GRE required to apply

Follow your passion to change the world with Emerson’s MA in Media Design. Learn to blend art, technology, and community-based research to spark change and tackle real-world problems. Our Master’s program allows you to fight for social justice, animal welfare, climate change, or anything you’re passionate about changing in your local or global community through research and design.

Use your artistic skills and community-backed research to create apps, video games, websites, or art for civic issues. Our students are influencers in their communities and go on to change the world, tackling big or small civic problems in creative ways. 

Careers in Media Design:

  • Corporate Social Responsibility Manager
  • Community Manager
  • Director of Civic Engagement
  • Digital Strategist
  • User Experience Designer
  • Civic Designer
  • Communications Director
  • Community Relations Specialist

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Change The World

Learn how to build processes, prototypes, and platforms to drive social change.

1-Year Residency Cohort Program/Part-Time & Hybrid Options Available

Work collaboratively with cohort members to provide innovative responses to issues affecting civic life.

Real-World Experience

Connect with community organizations and complete a dynamic thesis project utilizing media outlets to advance their mission.

Why Emerson

Become a creative force at Emerson College, the nation’s premier institution of higher learning devoted to communication and the arts. Emerson College draws independent minds from diverse backgrounds around the world, and our graduate programs offer a creative learning experience in flexible formats that enable you to advance your passion into an inspiring career.