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All Media Studies majors receive a foundation in media literacy and multimedia. Once you declare the major, you will select an emphasis. You will also be encouraged to select any university minor (or 24 credits chosen from approved electives for your emphasis).

The Media Studies program emphasizes professional development and critical thinking, which are in high demand by employers. Many of our courses utilize high impact learning practices, offering a strong base in communication aesthetics, writing, production planning, critical analysis, and important media theories. This education will have a profound impact on your project development skills and post-graduation success. The critical base knowledge and class integration in media studies will lead you beyond being a media technician, to a valuable media professional and leader who understands how to communicate across the media.

With both the oldest continuously published newspaper, the Exponent, the oldest student run radio station, WSUP, and the first comprehensive curriculum in social media, the Media Studies program is a pioneer in media education in the University of Wisconsin System.


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Media Studies: Director's Welcome

Director's Welcome

The Media Studies program is now a part of the School of Business.

Dr. Susan Hansen, Director of School of Business, welcomes you!

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