Media Studies is a discipline that examines, in a critical fashion, a vast range of media technologies as well as the necessary skills to produce media messages in a variety of platforms and genres, including the Internet. This will be accomplished by a variety of courses, which focus on the role of media technologies and their historical, cultural, social, international, legal, ethical, or economic implications. There is a balance between theory and practice. Media Studies majors have an opportunity to gain professional experience through course work and internships.
The aim of the degree is to prepare students for a wide variety of media careers in fields such as radio, television, film, broadcasting, multi-media, advertising, or further studies at the graduate level. Media Studies seeks to prepare students to be thoughtful contributors in an increasingly mediated world. It also seeks to train students to become potential contributors in the expanding and changing media marketplace.