Media and Culture
Bachelor of Arts | College of Arts and Science
What is Media and Culture?
Students majoring in Media and Culture will be immersed in various aspects of media, including production, business, technology, and society. An interdisciplinary approach with the liberal arts education at its core, the Media and Culture major will thoroughly prepare students with theoretical knowledge for any career in the media industry.
What are the features of Miami’s program?
The program's interdepartmental framework brings together insights and applications from various disciplines while providing access to resources across several departments.
The program offers time to pursue interests in other areas by requiring a second major typically in a non-media-related field. Interactive Media Studies and Comparative Media Studies are allowed as a second major.
Writing and production classes are limited to 18 students in order to facilitate an effective learning environment.
Students have obtained internships in television and film production, broadcast management, social media communication, broadcast news, public relations, and political messaging and analysis, among others. Miami’s Inside Hollywood and Inside Washington programs also provide first-hand experience in the entertainment industry and political media. There are also a number of Miami student organizations such as Miami Television News that provide practical experience.
What are the special admission requirements, if any?
What courses would I take?During your first year, you will take two introductory courses that will give you a broad overview of the media world. You will then take four core classes that will equip you with necessary skills spanning a variety of areas, including video production, media history, and writing for media. The following years, you will focus on completing your five electives that you will choose from 15 media courses. You will also choose two signature experiences during your final semesters, such as Inside Hollywood, Inside Washington, or a Senior Project in Communication.
What can I do with this major?
Our graduates have had successful careers in a wide range of areas including film and television production; media sales and management; media promotion; public relations; corporate communications; law; public policy and broadcast journalism.