Communication Studies

Media and Screen Studies, BA

The Media and Screen Studies Program offers a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Screen Studies along with multiple combined majors. Our Media and Screen Studies curriculum designed to achieve six distinct learning objectives.

The Bachelor of Arts in Media and Screen Studies offers courses in analysis and practice. Required courses offer students an opportunity to obtain the critical-thinking skills necessary to better understand media content, media technology, and media production. Students then decide how many production and analysis courses they want to take. Choosing from a broad range of electives, students can take more than half their major in media and film production courses, can take a majority of courses that critically examine media content and technology, or can combine courses in other ways.

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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

Market Researcher

Media Planner

Media Producer

Multimedia Specialist

Public Relations Specialist

Social Media Manager

Web Content Manager


Multidisciplinary Skills

ability to work under pressure

commercial and cultural awareness of media and creative industries

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


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