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You heard it here folks, if you haven't heard it already.

USC Annenberg School for Communication is taking the audacious leap (because what other kind is ever worth taking?) and launching a nine-month Master's Program in ARTS JOURNALISM, as part of the new Specialized Journalism series.

The faculty is led by Tim Page, who until recently was the chief  music critic at the Washington Post and who earned a Pulitzer Prize in 1997 for his "lucid and illuminating" music criticism. He's also written widely on film and literature for the Post and other publications. He's a fabulous teacher, if I dare say, and I have totally loved working with him to put this program together.

I'm also on the faculty. So, full disclosure: everything I write about this program is loaded with enthusiasm for it. We are working in dynamic partnership with USC's five arts schools (Cinematic Arts, Theatre, Architecture, Fine Arts and Music). The curriculum straddles the Journalism School and these five schools. What we're hoping is that students will exit the program pumped up with maximum integrity on digital media skills, entrepreneurial savvy and business tools, solid arts backgrounds and good -- really good -- journalism.

The deadline for applications is July 1, 2008. The program begins on August 11 and is open to mid-career arts journalists, recent graduates holding bachelors in journalism or the arts, and to artists. The mix of people and experiential nature of the program's thrust  -- getting out into Los Angeles and behind-the-scene at artists' studios, into places known and unknown, mainstream and grassroots, for one-on-one encounters with arts and artists -- distinguishes this Master's program

Students will also participate in workshops, seminars and performances offered through USC Annenberg's established fellowship programs, the Getty Arts Journalism Fellowship in November and the NEA Institute in Theater and Musical Theater in April '09.

If you want more info, send me a comment or write to the Assistant Dean of Admissions, Allyson Hill allysonh@usc.edu

May 2, 2008 1:52 PM |


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