The Department is housed in the Brown Building and in the Carmichael Radio and Television Center. Originally constructed to serve the University of North Carolina public broadcasting system, The Carmichael Center now holds the Department’s soundstage, screening room, production classrooms, editing lab, audio recording studio, and location production equipment inventory.
The Department of Media Studies focuses on the creative production and critical consumption of a range of moving-image media. The faculty is composed of talented artists and scholars with excellent reputations as instructors. Students are encouraged to collaborate with faculty and graduate students in the Department's Master of Fine Arts in Drama (Concentration in Film and Video Production) program as a means of enriching their course of study.
The Department's rich and varied curriculum is matched by an extensive co-curricular program that includes a strong local and national internship program, opportunities to participate in on-campus media productions, the student-run campus radio station WUAG, and the UNCG Carolina Film and Video Festival (CFVF). The CFVF is an annual, competitive international showcase for student and independent media producers. The Department hosts the Festival screenings and workshops each spring.