2023-2024 Undergraduate General Catalog

Media Studies

Media Studies analyzes the collection, production, and dissemination of these symbols within the context of an increasingly mediated world. This major also explores the social, historical, political, and cultural aspects of the media, while developing an understanding of its aesthetics, production, and social influence. Further, a deep understanding of new media processes is important for effective citizenship in a digital age where students will face myriad opportunities to consume, interpret and create mediated messages. Courses in the Media Studies major will prepare students to succeed, regardless of how the latest media technology develops. Graduates will be well suited for graduate school as well as a variety of careers in film, television, radio, public relations/advertising, marketing, journalism, and more.