MS in Media Ventures

This is an advanced degree program for creative, enterprising people who want to learn the skills and strategies to bring their new ideas to the marketplace. The emphasis is on how content and technology are used to create something new and profitable. The goal of the Media Ventures program is to create a bridge to industry opportunities where innovation is key.

The MS in Media Ventures is a 12-month, three-semester, bi-coastal program that benefits from the strengths of both the Boston University College of Communication and the BU Los Angeles program. Students come with an idea for a new media business, product, or service. They spend the fall semester in Boston where they begin to develop their idea, complete with pitch, prototype, business, and marketing plans. The spring and summer semesters will be spent at the BU Los Angeles program where, along with courses, students will complete two internships. At the conclusion of the program, students will pitch their capstone projects to a group of industry executives.


All courses listed below are 4 credits.

Fall Semester

  • Media in Evolution
  • Financial Concepts
  • Media Business Entrepreneurship
  • Creating New Ideas
  • Elective

Spring Semester

  • Multiplatform Entertainment Promotion and Marketing
  • Careers in Hollywood
  • Modern Media Ventures
  • Internship (Start-Up)

Summer Semester

  • Graduate Media Seminar
  • Internship (Traditional Media)
  • Thesis Project