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Department of Media Studies

College of Arts & Sciences

210 Brown Building



David A. Cook, Professor and Head of Department

Professors Fragola, Jellicorse

Associate Professors Adams, Barr, Edwards, Frierson

Assistant Professors Baym, Ingram, Lee, Podlas

Lecturers Bonney, Donaldson, Terres

The Department of Media Studies offers a major in Media Studies. The Media Studies major is designed to produce exemplary liberal arts graduates who can think critically and creatively, who can communicate clearly and effectively in oral and written discourse, who can skillfully and ethically employ contemporary media technology, and who are knowledgeable of the history and theory of film and electronic media. Given the diversity and complexity of moving image media, five concentrations are provided to permit each student to tailor his or her curriculum for in depth study in an area of the discipline.

The Department offers two minors: a non-production Film and Television Studies minor and a Radio minor, each requiring 18 hours of courses.

The Department’s rich and varied curriculum is matched by an extensive co-curricular program that includes opportunities to participate in on-campus media productions, the student-run campus radio station, the UNCG Carolina Film and Video Festival (CFVF), various media workshops, and a strong local and national internship program. The CFVF is an annual, international competitive showcase for student and independent media producers. The Department hosts the Festival screenings and workshops each spring.

The Department is housed in the Brown Building and in the Carmichael Radio and Television Center. The Carmichael Center, originally constructed as a television and radio facility, is a building unique within the city, region, and The University of North Carolina system. The Department’s faculty is composed of talented artists and scholars with excellent reputations as teachers. Students are encouraged to collaborate with faculty and graduate students in the Department’s Master of Fine Arts program as a means of enriching their course of study.