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May 2022 program name change: The M.A. in Communication Technology is now M.A. in Multimedia. 2022-23 degree requirements will be available online this summer. Please contact gradadmission@pointpark.edu to learn more. 

The rapid evolution of digital communication technologies has dramatically impacted the essential knowledge and skills required to carve out and advance a career as a communications professional or scholar. This innovative Master of Arts in Multimedia program - offered on-campus or fully online - prepares students to embrace technology - and technological change - as an essential part of their professional portfolio.

The 36-credit program prepares students to excel in technology-driven communication fields, including multimedia, graphic design and digital journalism. Graduates will be well-positioned to pursue careers in the business, government and non-profit sectors that deal with new media production, e-publishing, marketing, public affairs, education and professional training. They will also be able to engage in communication technology analysis and research or seek admission to doctoral programs.

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Faculty bring industry experience to the classroom

School of Communication faculty members are proven professionals with connections to top media and communication organizations.

Meet the faculty
Pictured is Heather Starr Fiedler, Ph.D.
FACULTY SPOTLIGHT
Starr Fiedler is a professor of multimedia, chair of the Department of Community Engagement and director of Wood Street Communications at Point Park.
Pictured is Camille Downing, M.A.
FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

Downing has been an adjunct associate professor at Point Park since 1998 and became a full-time lecturer in 2015. She teaches PR and integrated marketing communications courses while continuing her work as the president of Downing Communications.

Course Offerings

  • Social Media Practices
  • Social Media Analytics & SEO
  • Social Media Campaigns
  • Social Media Crisis & Strategic Communication
  • Technology Mediated Communication
  • Global Communication
  • Communication, Technology & Culture
  • Visual Communication Technology
  • Web Publishing and Editing
  • Professional Video Techniques
  • Digital Photo Editing

Alumni success

Learn about where our graduates have gone on to build their careers.

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Pictured is alumna Shannon Shields. Photo | Nick Koehler
"Changing careers was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Getting my master’s degree from Point Park was the catalyst that allowed me to make that change."
Pictured is alumna Elizabeth Willard
"The flexibility of this program is priceless for working professionals like me. I was able to work full time and take full-time classes, feeling supported by both my job and my school. Many classes are offered online, which is fantastic for busy adults, but many classes are in person, too, allowing students to form valuable, face-to-face connections and get the best of both worlds."