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Media Studies, BA


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This major is administered through the area of Media Studies  in the School of Design and Communication .

If you are interested in declaring a Media Studies major, you should enroll in MSTU 1  Media Studies Essentials.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Media Studies Program, you will be able to: 

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of media form, function, and history
  2. Design and produce media applying core media skills, techniques, and aesthetics, considering both form and content
  3. Perform effective public presentations for a variety of audiences and across media platforms
  4. Write effectively for a variety of purposes, situations, and audiences
  5. Evaluate self- and peer-produced work applying professional standard appropriate to form, function, and content
  6. Engage in collaborative projects and evaluate appropriate ethical practices


Consists of a minimum of 37 credits in Media Studies courses.

Upper-level requirement, 18 credits


Eighteen credits must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

Media Studies Core, 13-18 credits


Area Requirements, 24 credits


15 credits must be 300-level or higher; minimum 6 credits from each category:

World Language Courses, 0-8 credits


Complete a two-semester sequence of university entry-level world language courses (101, 102). The requirement may be fulfilled through equivalent coursework or other language acquisition as demonstrated through a test-out policy (including Native American languages and American Sign Language). If your native language is not English and you can document formal high school or university study of your native language, you may use ENGL 101  and ENGL 202 , or ENGL 150  as a means of fulfilling this world language requirement. Please see the Department of World Languages and Literatures  for details.

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