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Media & Social Change
Use media to challenge the status quo.

Media and Social Change

Media and social change is a major for students who understand the power of media and care about the social effects it has on society. If you want to develop and use creative skills in non-fiction production to make the world a better place, MSC is the program for you. The major will allow you to explore topics including:

  • Documentary production
  • Media research
  • Cultural criticism
MDIA students pose at SXSW


Head to the annual conference in Austin, TX — the center of innovation and networking across industries

Students pose in front of the Hollywood sign


Intensive experience living and working in Hollywood's media and creative industries

Coast of Ireland

Screenwriting in Ireland

6-week summer study abroad program based at the Letterkenny Institute of Technology in Northwest Ireland

La Plaza de Espana in Seville, Spain

Screenwriting in Spain

Research and write documentary scripts that focus on subject matter in and around the city of Seville, Spain.


Facilities and Resources

Featured Courses

Some of the courses you'll take include:

  • MDIA 1010 - The Evolution of Media
  • MDIA 2010 - Media Analysis and Criticism 
  • MDIA 2150 - Media Globalization
  • MDIA 4011 - Media and the Digital Divide
  • MDIA 4176 - Technology, Communication, and Culture 

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Associate Professor of Instruction + Outreach Coordinator
School of Media Arts & Studies
Schoonover Center 324