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Master of Communication Arts Program in Communication Arts for ASEAN (International Program)

2012 Curriculum


RATIONALE
Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University’s vision is to be a leading world-class open university that employs distance education to make lifelong education available to all. It’s missions are to produce qualified graduates; to develop the country’s human resources at all levels; to strengthen communities, organizations and social institutions so they can participate in a knowledge-based society; to research, promote and develop the body of knowledge and local indigenous wisdom available to Thai society, and to preserve, promote and develop Thai arts and culture. In addition, the university’s strategic plan aims to make the institution more international by developing human resources that can play an active part in the ASEAN community. This has become a priority, because in today’s knowledge-based society, economic, social, political and environmental changes are taking place on a global scale, forcing the global community to adapt. Nations are inevitably becoming more inter-dependent.

People in the ASEAN region have become more aware of the benefits of developing greater cooperation and cohesion within the region. This is reflected in the ASEAN Economic Community Development Plan and in Thailand’s 11th National Economic and Social Development Plan (2012 – 2019), which puts emphasis on regional development strategies to build up economic, political, social and cultural stability that will increase our overall readiness to fully become a part of the ASEAN community. This means developing multi-partisan cooperation to achieve unity and universally-accepted high standards in all fields. The achievement of these goals undeniably is based on communication arts as a knowledge base to develop and enhance intellect in the drive towards a learning society in all of ASEAN, and to create greater mutual understanding and a melding of ASEAN ways to attain unity amidst ethnic diversity.
   
In order to achieve these goals, ASEAN nations need to develop human resources with integrated communication arts knowledge and skills by offering interdisciplinary programs of study encompassing other fields such as sociology, anthropology, and the natural and physical sciences.
   
For these reasons, the Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University School of Communication Arts developed the Communication Arts for ASEAN international master’s degree program to produce graduates who can apply their knowledge and understanding of communication arts creatively for the benefit of humanity in order to strengthen the ASEAN community and allow it to stand up and advance in the global community with pride, dignity, peace and prosperity.
 
The Master of Communication Arts Program in Communication Arts for ASEAN (International Program) is a new graduate program that was approved by the Office of the Committee on Higher Education, Ministry of Education, on 3 December 2012. 

OBJECTIVES
The Master of Communication Arts Program in Communication Arts for ASEAN (International Program) is intended to produce graduates with the following attributes: 
1) Knowledge, ability and leadership in communication arts for ASEAN;
2) Skills to analyze, critique and apply communication arts knowledge in depth and multi-dimensionally in order to solve problems in the ASEAN region; 
3) Ability to research and utilize communication arts knowledge both academically and professionally in the ASEAN region; 
4) Morality, ethics, creativity, innovation, responsibility and conscience as a communication arts leader in ASEAN; 
5) Ability to use communications to create unity within ASEAN; and
6) Willingness to support and promote the development of the body of knowledge about communications arts in ASEAN 

DEGREE AWARDED
Full name Master of Communication Arts (Communication Arts for ASEAN)
Abbreviation M. Com. Arts (Communication Arts for ASEAN)

APPLICANT QUALIFICATIONS
1) Completed a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent from an institute of higher education certified by the university council or
2) Approved by the Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University Academic Council as a suitable applicant for the graduate program

Note:
1. The qualified applicant must also be free from any disease or medical condition that would impair his or her ability to study and must never have been expelled from the university or any other institution of higher learning on account of bad behavior 
2. The applicant should have sufficient English and computer skills to be able to conduct research


PROGRAM OF STUDIES

Plan A: A 2      Plan B
(1) Program structure  Course Credits (1) Program structure  Course Credits

aArea-specific courses
b. Thesis  
c. Graduate professional experience

A total of 36 credits is required

 4


 

24
12
No credit

 

aArea-specific courses
bIndependent study
cGraduate professional experience

A total of 36 credits is required 

5
1

 

24
12
No credit

 

 (2) Details       (2) Details     

aArea-specific courses-  4 courses (24 credits)

17701  Communication Arts and ASEAN
17702  Philosophy and Communication Theory
17703  Paradigm and Communication Arts Research
17704  Comparative Communication Studies for ASEAN

b.  Thesis (12 credits)                                        

17798 Thesis

c.  Graduate professional experience (non-credited)

17799 Graduate Professional Experience in Communication Arts for ASEAN

Intensive practical training to give students professional experience; the training is evaluated (equivalent to 6 credits) but the score is not included in the student’s cumulative grade

 aArea-specific courses - 5 courses (30 credits)

17701  Communication Arts and ASEAN 
17702  Philosophy and Communication Theory
17703 Paradigm and Communication Arts Research 
17704 Comparative Communication Studies for ASEAN
17705 Communication Management for ASEAN

b. Independent study - 1 course (6 credits)

17797 Independent Study

c. Graduate professional experience (non-credited)

17799 Graduate Professional Experience in Communication Arts for ASEAN 

Intensive practical training to give students professional experience; the training is evaluated (equivalent to 6 credits) but the score is not included in the student’s cumulative grade

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