Department of Media Studies
College of Arts & Sciences
210 Brown Building
Kimberlianne Podlas, Associate Professor and Interim Head of Department
Professors Barr, Cook, Edwards, Frierson
Associate Professors Adams, Ingram
Assistant Professor Lee
Lecturers Donaldson, Terres
The Department of Media Studies offers a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies. The Media Studies major is an integrated program of study that focuses on the creative production and critical consumption of a range of moving-image media. Majors have opportunities to study and produce narrative and documentary film, social advocacy and interdisciplinary media productions, fictional and nonfictional television, and video journalism. Students can craft their own program of study, drawing from courses on every aspect of film, video, and digital media production; media and screenwriting; media theory, history, and criticism; and news reporting and analysis. Students seeking vocational specializations should pursue relevant post-baccalaureate studies.
The Department offers two minors: a nonproduction Media Studies minor and a Radio minor, each requiring 18 semester hours of courses.
The Department's rich and varied curriculum is matched by an extensive cocurricular program that includes opportunities to participate in on-campus media productions, the student-run campus radio station WUAG, the UNCG Carolina Film and Video Festival (CFVF), 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 was originally constructed as a television and radio facility as part of The University of North Carolina public broadcasting 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 in Film and Video program as a means of enriching their course of study.