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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 is designed to achieve six distinct learning objectives.

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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.

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

Co-Op Opportunities

  • Walt Disney World
  • Viacom
  • The Chew Productions
  • NBC Universal Television
  • The Martha Stewart Show
  • National Geographic Learning
  • BMF Media Group

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
  • 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


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