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Media and Cinema Studies (BA)

The Media and Cinema Studies program combines courses from the film, television, radio and new media fields of study. You will develop an understanding of critical frameworks and theories in media studies, as well as develop your creativity and technological skills.

As a Media and Cinema Studies major, you will take courses from the College of Communication, School of Cinema and Interactive Media and other University departments. Depending on your interests, you may take courses in:

  • Cinematography and lighting
  • Digital cinema production
  • Documentary production
  • Editing
  • Film studies
  • History of cinema
  • International and global communication
  • Media and cultural studies
  • Motion design
  • Photojournalism
  • Radio broadcasting
  • Screenwriting
  • Television production

You will have access to DePaul's green screen studio, control room, editing suites and the digital equipment facility.

With this program, you may choose to concentrate in Latino Media & Communication. This concentration will teach you how to think critically about all aspects of media and communication, with a particular focus on Latino media and Latino communities.

The College of Communication is located in downtown Chicago, at DePaul's Loop campus, giving you access to many media outlets and allowing you to meet and work professionally with leading companies in the industry.

We also offer combined bachelor's/master's degree programs, which allow you to complete a bachelor's degree and a graduate degree in five years. You may choose to combine your BA in Media and Cinema Studies with one of the following master's degree programs:

  • Health Communication
  • Journalism
  • Media and Cinema Studies
  • Organizational and Multicultural Communication
  • Relational Communication
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