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Boston University - College of Communication MS in Media Ventures - Media Innovation
Boston University - College of Communication

MS in Media Ventures - Media Innovation

Boston, USA

3 Semesters


Full time

02 May 2024

Sep 2024

USD 30,525 / per semester *


* tuition fee


Maybe you’ve got the next app idea, or perhaps you want to take a traditional media industry leader to the next level. Either way, are you ready to create the media’s future? In 11 months, the Boston University Master of Science in Media Ventures teaches you the skills, strategy, and process of developing your ideas to build a successful career -- and create the media’s future along the way.

STEM eligible. No GRE Required. Scholarships available.

Develop Your Idea in Boston (fall)

Take your idea from concept to launch and learn the marketplace, industry, and product validation process. You’ll focus on how media content, products, and technology are used in tandem to create new innovations, business opportunities, and revenue generation. The fall semester examines media trends, where the industry is going, digital innovation, and how you can play a key leadership role in assessing & defining opportunities for new media products and businesses. You’ll also start developing an idea for the capstone thesis project.

The Los Angeles Experience -- Pitch to Experts in LA (spring & summer)

Your time in L.A. will be split between taking classes and interning at media and digital innovation companies – one internship in the spring, and another in the summer. You’ll gain valuable industry experience and grow your network. In July, pitch your idea to a panel of leading tech and media executives, investors, and entrepreneurs in Los Angeles. MV faculty, COM alumni, and biz-savvy mentors coach you through the process, one-on-one.

Program at a Glance

What you'll learn:

·Strategies to bring new ideas to the media marketplace

·How to use content and technology to create something original and profitable

·Practical entrepreneurial tools are needed to test and refine a new venture concept or existing product innovation

Coursework includes:

·Creating New Ideas

·Media in Evolution

·The Media Money Trail

·Communication Research

·Multi-platform Entertainment Promotion and Marketing

·Entertainment and Media Speaker Series

·Graduate Seminar

·Media Ventures Thesis Project

·Two Internship courses

Media Ventures (MV) Alumni are Recognized Global Innovators.

Companies where you’ll find MV alumni: Apple, Netflix, Lionsgate, Google, Bloomberg, AT&T, Sony, YouTube, NetEast Games & Hulu, and so many more. More than 95% of COM graduate students are working in jobs related to their degree.

As an MV graduate, you’ll have more than a master’s degree. You’ll have practical experience at two media companies & a polished portfolio product to share with prospective employers & investors, as well as a network of industry contacts.



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