Why Study Emerging Media Studies?
EXPLORE THE FORCES THAT DRIVE NEW MEDIA
Discover how and why certain media channels are adopted or rejected, used, misused, and changed by ordinary people as well as the tech-savvy. Rather than focusing on particular communication tools like cell phones or social networks, you’ll study the social science behind emerging media and the social issues that arise as a result. Issues confronting us every day, from interpersonal relationships to national questions of privacy.
BECOME AN EXPERT IN RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
With grounding in the fundamentals of media technology, you’ll concentrate on methods of understanding and evaluating media, such as ethnography and survey sampling. Then you’ll learn to interpret research data using the latest analytical techniques. Exciting new developments in data visualization, data mining, and data scraping of “big data” are a few of the tools you’ll master.
GAIN AN EDGE IN AN EMERGING CAREER FIELD
As demand for web-based publications and interactive media continues to grow, professionals educated in emerging media communication and marketing, especially those with knowledge and experience addressing online audiences, are in high demand. Only a select few universities offer programs focused on this important field As an Emerging Media Studies graduate from Boston University, you’ll enter the job market armed with three big advantages: an exceptional education, impressive examples of real-world projects, and a network of 30,000 BU alumni to help launch and accelerate your career. COM graduates in particular are among the most successful leaders in their professions.
Studying at Boston University
LEARN FROM FACULTY ACROSS DEPARTMENTS AND DISCIPLINES.
Leading the division is one of the foremost experts, educators, and authors in the field, Dr. James E. Katz. Another faculty member, Dr. Jacob Groshek, is an internationally published researcher of new media. Our programs draw faculty and expertise across all three departments of BU’s acclaimed College of Communication—Film & Television; Journalism; and Mass Communication, Advertising & Public Relations. To deepen your understanding of a chosen area of focus, you can take courses outside the college as well. Management? Theater? Education? Sociology? At a world-class university, you have a wealth of options.
LIVE IN A HUB OF BRAINPOWER, BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY.
That’s Boston—home of more colleges and universities than any other U.S. city. A center of intellectual and cultural energy, where some of the most respected institutions, biggest technology companies, and hottest entrepreneurs are transforming the media universe right now. All of which makes it the perfect place to connect with people and activities that stir your imagination.