Communication Studies

Media and Screen Studies and Sociology, BA

The Program in Media and Screen Studies offers combined majors with various departments and colleges. Students can therefore create their own unique combination of majors if a designated combined major does not exist.

The Media and Screen Studies Program and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology offer a combined major in media and screen studies and sociology. The combined major integrates the analysis, research, and production of traditional and emerging media along with the critical perspective needed for studying the social and cultural arrangements in which people live, for understanding how societies function, for investigating the conditions under which people change their institutions, and for describing the modes and conditions of cooperation that make social life possible. Students can take a combined major in Media and Screen Studies and Sociology. Students take 9 courses from each major plus one bridge course.

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Co-op Opportunities

Walt Disney World

Orlando, FL


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


Multidisciplinary Skills

ability to work under pressure

creative problem-solving skills

critical thinking

leadership skills


performance and presentation skills

project management skills

verbal and written communication skills

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