Overview

‌‌With academic/professional tracks in Sports Broadcasting and Athletic Communications and Promotions, the Master of Arts in Sports Communication and Media is specifically designed from a humanities tradition to showcase multimedia production and capitalize on SHU’s ideal geographic location in the heart of the U.S. sports media industry.

The SCM curriculum is a combination of sports media history and theory, single camera production, editing, live-event broadcasting, television studio production, and hands-on practicum and internship experiences. The program is designed to produce successful media professionals with well-developed critical thinking skills focused on the issues surrounding sports, culture and the media.

Our graduates are currently working as on-air broadcasters and sports media professionals at companies across the country. The Master of Arts program in Sports Communication and Media transforms your passion into a career.

Internships and Career Opportunities

Located in the geographic center of the sports media industry, the Sports Communication and Media graduate program is within driving distance to ESPN, NBC Sports, MLB/NHL Networks, WWE, and many other sports media companies that make their home in the area. This provides extensive networking, recruiting, and internship possibilities for SCM graduate students.

Facilities and Equipment

All SCM graduate students receive a Macbook Pro laptop outfitted with the latest multimedia production software, and they take ownership of their laptops when they graduate with a Master of Arts degree. In addition, SCM students are assigned their own personal camera kit thus giving them the complete tools to become multimedia storytellers as they enter the program. 

SCM is housed in the Martire Center for the Liberal Arts and the recently opened West Campus and offers these fully featured production spaces:

  • 3 Broadcast Studios
  • 3 Control Rooms
  • 1 Film Soundstage
  • 2 Media Labs
  • 6 Individual Editing Rooms
  • 2 Film Finishing Room
  • 1 Networked Presentation Forum
  • 1 Large Media Theater
  • 2 Screening Rooms

Faculty

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Andrew Miller Ph.D.
Associate Professor
As the Society of Cinema Studies Information Technology Officer, Dr. Miller led the team that developed and launched the new SCMS website, and in a previous life he worked for...
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Brian Thorne
Instructor
Brian is a graduate professor teaching advanced digital video production, television studio production, and live event production. He specializes in digital storytelling acros...
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Paul Pabst
Instructor
Paul is an undergraduate and graduate Instructor, teaching sports media and journalism classes. He has been at Sacred Heart University since 2011. He, along with professors Th...
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Admission Requirements

No previous media production experience or communications coursework is required to complete the SCM Program, and we encourage all motivated learners from any undergraduate major or career to apply.

The following documents must be submitted and will be considered when applying:

  • Online Application
  • Non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended. Sacred Heart University students and alumni may authorize the Office of Graduate Admissions to obtain their official SHU transcripts on their behalf
  • Personal statement: A one-page statement describing career goals and reasons for interest in the program
  • 2 Letters of recommendation
  • Professional résumé

The address to which all documents can be sent is:

Sacred Heart University
Office of Graduate Admissions
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825

Letters of Recommendation, Personal Statements and Resumes can be sent via email to:

Ed Nassr
Associate Director of Graduate Admissions
Fax: 203-365-4732
Phone: 203-396-6877
nassre@sacredheart.edu

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