Communication Studies

Media and Screen Studies and English, BA

The combined major integrates the analysis, research, and production of traditional and emerging media along with the study of the diverse historical, cultural, and aesthetic contexts of English, American, and other Anglophone literatures.

The media and screen studies program and the Department of English offer a combined major in media and screen studies and English. The combined major integrates the analysis, research, and production of traditional and emerging media along with the study of the diverse historical, cultural, and aesthetic contexts of English, American, and other Anglophone literatures. Majors become familiar with writing practices and media from the Middle Ages through the present, from the quill pen to computer code.

This allows students to combine Media and Screen Studies with a half-major from another department. Students can therefore create their own unique combination of majors if a designated combined major does not exist.

Students can take a combined major in Media and Screen Studies and English. Students take 9 courses from each major plus one bridge course.

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Co-op Opportunities

Walt Disney World

Orlando, FL

Viacom

New York, NY

The Chew Productions

New York, NY

NBC Universal Television

New York, NY

The Martha Stewart Show

New York, NY

National Geographic Learning

New York, NY

BMF Media Group

New York, NY

Career Opportunities

Account Executive

Broadcast Journalist

Creative Director

Information Officer

Market Researcher

Media Planner

Media Producer

Multimedia Specialist

Public Relations Specialist

Social Media Manager

Web Content Manager

Writer

Multidisciplinary Skills

ability to work under pressure

commercial and cultural awareness of media and creative industries

creative problem-solving skills

critical thinking

leadership skills

listening

performance and presentation skills

project management skills

verbal and written communication skills

Learning Outcomes

LEARNING OUTCOMES
Our Media and Screen Studies curriculum designed to achieve six distinct learning objectives:

1. Apply basic knowledge of fundamental techniques of video-based film production in a visual project
2. Define terms, concepts, and theories that are fundamental to the study of media
3. Apply analytical and critical thinking skills to media texts
4. Apply the history of media studies to current issues of media with a particular focus on identity, industry, and democracy
5. Plan, write, and present original research papers and presentations, incorporating an analytical understanding of concepts and ideas in Media and Screen Studies
6. Apply theories of media and culture central to the field of Media and Screen Studies to a media text or issue