Master of Specialized Journalism (The Arts)

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USC Arts Journalism Program

The MA in Arts Journalism program brings together journalists and professionals from the world of arts and culture who want to develop and refine their communication skills. This program focuses on teaching multimedia and digital storytelling to ensure that students graduate with a breadth of hands-on experience that emphasizes a strong sense of voice and creativity through writing, in concert with a deep knowledge that magnifies the understanding of artists and the arts (from popular to classical, commercial to non-profit, stage to screen) for a broad audience. Sasha Anawalt is the Founder and Director of the Arts Journalism Masters Program. She can be reached at 

The MA in Arts Journalism program is accepting applications through January 31, 2018.

Master of Specialized Journalism (The Arts) Program Information

A Few Facts


Available Arts Electives

Our students are able choose from a large number of electives from across USC six arts schools


Percent of students are working artists

This means one out of every three of your classmates is a musician, actor, filmmaker, photographer, sculptor, painter and so on


Average class size

We keep the Annenberg learning experience intimate, emphasizing collaboration that often translates into our alumni hiring one another across the years


Percent of graduates work in the arts

Most of our graduates land in arts journalism, as well as in arts practice, management, education or their own arts-related businesses