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


The College of Arts and Sciences offers a minor in Videogaming and Esports that pairs well with this degree. Students complete one required course and 12 hours of electives in courses like Intro to 3D Animation and Fandom and Religion: Rituals, Texts, Communities. Learn More.

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Program Details

Degree Type: Bachelor's

College/School: College of Arts and Sciences

Program Type: Majors & Concentrations

Class Type: In Person

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