Media Studies, B.A.


This program focuses on the creative production and critical consumption of a range of moving-image media and prepares students for careers in many media specialties. Majors have opportunities to study and produce narrative and documentary film, media production, television, and documentary-style video journalism.


  • The Department of Media Studies at UNCG offers courses relating to a wide array of moving-image media: video and media production; critical and historical study of film, television, and electronic media; video journalism and documentary; and screen and television writing. 
  • Faculty includes several distinguished scholars, award-winning filmmakers, and creative artists, such as Dr. David Cook, author of “A History of Narrative Film,” the definitive history of motion pictures used worldwide; Dr. Jeffrey T. Adams, author of “The Cinema of the Coen Brothers: Hard-Boiled Entertainments;” and Dr. Emily Edwards, author of “Graphic Violence: Illustrated Theories About Violence, Popular Media, and Our Social Lives.”
  • Our experienced and well-versed faculty members have worked alongside industry professionals in both film and television. 


  • Classes are also offered in niche areas such as animation production, sportscasting, feature film writing, and media financing.
  • Students can join CM Studios, a vibrant student club focused on film production. 
  • UNCG has an on-campus radio station where students can work for academic credit.
  • Students gain hands-on experience creating their own films and TV shows, from concept to screening.
  • There are numerous opportunities for students to participate in film, television, radio, print, and web-based media internships.
  • A robust equipment room is available, where students can rent production-grade equipment at no cost. 


  • Graduates have gone on to work on shows such as “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “First Man,” “Lovecraft Country,” “Wandavision,” and “The Walking Dead.” 
  • Graduates have found positions at Lionsgate, New Republic Pictures, Trailer Park Productions, Sony Animation, HBO, Fox Broadcasting Co., WNCN Raleigh, WGHP-TV High Point, and Spectrum News, NC.
  • Upon completion of the program, students have earned advanced degrees at schools including the University of Southern California, UCLA, Florida State University, and Savannah College of Art and Design.
  • Potential career paths include:
    • Filmmaker
    • TV Producer
    • Production Manager
    • Director
    • Editor
    • Entertainment Lawyer
    • Teacher
    • Stage Manager
    • Public Relations Manager

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Program Details

Degree Type: Bachelor's

College/School: College of Arts and Sciences

Program Type: Major

Class Type: In Person

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Fausto Barrionuevo
Student Success Liaison and New Student Advisor
Department of Media Studies