BA Media Study – Overview

The Department of Media Study offers you a compelling context to explore the moving image, networked and programmable media and critical theory in its social context. Students may choose concentrations in Production (which includes tracks in digital arts, robotics, virtual reality, film, video, documentary), or Critical Studies.

Production courses engage students in the production of personal works in image/sound composition and the use of computers in generating or processing images and sounds. The curriculum also situates itself on the cutting edge of contemporary developments in creative and critical practice.

Critical Studies courses involve students in many traditional and new methods for analyzing the meaning of narrative, documentary, experimental, and iconic modes of image/sound composition. It is also particularly appropriate for students interested in careers as producers and writers in the media industry.

Media Study also provides an excellent opportunity for students who wish to pursue two fields of study. Art, English, Theater, Computer Science, Anthropology, Music and Communications are common combinations with Media Study in either joint or double majors. Media Study is also open to Special Majors in which students combine work from two or three fields to construct their own programs.

Recent graduates have found employment in the following areas:

 Assistant Producer, WGBH-Boston, Editor, MTV Productions, Assistant Editor, Solarium, Editor, NYTimes Television, Film and Video Producer at CineFamily, NYC, Production Coordinator, Believe Media, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, Multimedia developer, Ingram Micro, Inc., Editor, Fox Sports, Film Programmer, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center

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