Media studies and practice provides an opportunity for students to design a major that more closely meets their professional and career objectives by selecting multiple areas of concentration. The major is composed of (1) a set of four common courses that provides foundational knowledge in communication media, (2) one upper-level communication elective and (3) two specializations (minors) from the following list:
- Digital Art and Design
- Emerging Media
- Multimedia Journalism
- Public Relations
- Social Media
Media studies and practice is intended for students who are interested in identifying and organizing media-related specialties in new and innovative ways and who seek to create unique programs of study in communication and media.
As with all undergraduate students who select a major in the College of Communication and Design, they may also choose to declare a minor program of study. Accordingly, media studies and practice students have the option of concentrating in three academic areas: two specializations and one minor.