The general goal of the MasterÕs Program is to develop communicators who are theoretically informed and technically competent in media. The specific objectives of the program are the following: 1. Provide the student with varied theoretical frameworks and historical foundations situating the relationship between culture, technology and communication, with emphasis on the conditions and experiences of media practitioners in a developing country. 2. Equip the student with hands-on production skills in the creative, competent and integrative use of different communication technologies 3. Encourage the student to articulate, design and present new applications of communication technologies in different cultural contexts and using multiple channels.