Our Mission | Media Studies

Our Mission

The Department of Media Studies offers a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies. The Media Studies major is an integrated program of study that focuses on the creative production and critical consumption of a range of moving-image media. Majors have opportunities to study and produce narrative and documentary film, interdisciplinary media productions, fiction and non-fiction television, and news and video journalism. Students can customize their program of study, drawing from courses on various aspects of film, video, and digital media production; screenwriting; media theory, history, and criticism; and news reporting and analysis. This is enhanced by providing students with cocurricular opportunities to participate in on-campus media productions, the student-run campus radio station (WUAG), and other client-based and internship programs.

The Department also offers two minors: a non-production Film and Television Studies minor and a Radio minor, each requiring 18 semester hours of courses.