Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Curriculum

Translation and Localization Management is available as a four semester, 60 credit program, or a two semester, 30 credit advanced entry program.

MA in Translation and Localization Management

Translation and Localization Management is a four semester, 60 credit program. Students generally take their courses in the following sequence:

Semester 1 (Fall)

  • Introduction to Translation Written/Sight B-A (4)
  • Introduction to Translation Written/Sight A-B (optional)
  • Introduction to Computer-Assisted Translation (2)
  • Localization Project Management (2)
  • Survey of Accounting (3)
  • Electives

Semester 2 (Spring)

  • Intermediate Translation Written/Sight B-A (4)
  • Intermediate Translation Written/Sight A-B (optional)
  • Advanced Computer-Assisted Translation (2)
  • Multilingual Desktop Publishing (2)
  • Marketing Management (for non-MBA) (3)
  • Electives

Semester 3 (Fall)

  • Overview of Translation and Interpretation Studies (1)
  • Contemporary Research on Translation (1-2)
  • Advanced Translation I B-A (4)
  • Translation Management Systems (2)
  • Software and Games Localization (2)
  • Electives

Semester 4 (Spring)

  • Advanced Translation II B-A (4)
  • Localization as a Profession (2)
  • Website Localization (2)
  • Localization Practicum (2)
  • Electives

Advanced Entry MA in Translation and Localization Management

We offer a 32-unit, nine-month program to students who either have a master's degree from a recognized translation and interpretation program or have two to three years or more of full-time professional experience in the field of translation and/or localization.

Students generally take their courses in the following sequence:

Semester 1 (Fall)

  • Advanced Translation I B-A (4)
  • Localization Project Management (2)
  • Translation Management Systems (2)
  • Software and Games Localization (2)
  • Survey of Accounting (3)
  • Overview of Translation and Interpretation Studies (1)
  • Contemporary Research on Translation (1-2)

Semester 2 (Spring)

  • Advanced Translation II B-A (4)
  • Localization as a Profession (2)
  • Website Localization (2)
  • Localization Practicum (2)
  • Multilingual Desktop Publishing (2)
  • Marketing Management (for non-MBA) (3)