Columbia College Chicago offers master's degree and graduate certificate programs in the arts, media, education, the business of the arts, and the application of the arts to healing. Students pursue advanced study in small, selective programs that are grounded in history and theory and shaped by the trends of contemporary practice. Under the guidance of award-winning faculty, students prepare to advance their careers, shape the future of their disciplines, and affect meaningful change in their communities.
For requirements and more information about these programs, visit the course catalog.
This Master of Arts program emphasizes public affairs reporting and the crucial role played by a free and active press in communities large and small, national and international. Your curriculum focuses on issues central to civic life: education, housing, welfare, criminal justice, labor, politics and the electoral process, science, economies, and arts. In addition to extensive instruction and practice in various forms of journalistic writing, you’ll learn multimedia reporting and, as electives, magazine and broadcast specialties. You are encouraged to publish your work while earning your degree.Learn about the student experience
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