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Fall Application is now open
Friday, November 20, 2015

The Media Studies Department has opened the Fall application for third year transfer students. The application and information can be found here. The submission deadline is December 8, 2015.

Spring 2016 Course Offerings
Friday, October 23, 2015

Our full course offerings with descriptions can be found here.  If you see a course in another department that you would like to take with a media focus, you can have it evaluated by submitting this form to our Director of Undergraduate Programs (DUP).

In addition, the following courses offered in other departments this semester are accepted for elective credit:

AMST 3559 Hip-Hop as Technology
DRAM 3559 Video: Storytelling & Design (PoM)
FRTR 3584  Francophone African Cinema (non-US)
HIUS 3161 Viewing America, 1940 to 1980
JPTR 3559 Cinematic Images of Culture and Society (non-US)
JPTR 3620 Religion in Japanese Popular Culture (non-US)
LASE 3559 Hip-Hop as Technology
MESA 4559 "Social Media, Gender, and the Global South" (non-US; D&I)
MEST 3559 Cinema, Gender in the Middle East (non-US; D&I)
MUSI 3559 Cultural History of Recorded Music
MUSI 3050 Music and Discourse since 1900
PLAP 4180 Political Advertising and American Democracy
SOC 4010 Sociology of Music
WGS 4110 Gender Non-Conformity in Media Culture (D&I)

Movable Type Call for Submissions
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Open Call for Media related submissions. Essay deadline 10/5/2015 - email to  kws2at@virginia.edu. Contact Bethany Kattwinkel for additional information.

Information Session for MDST 3809 New Media in New York
Friday, September 11, 2015

Are you interested in enrolling in this J-Term course? This course is by application only. Please plan to attend the information session to learn about this course.


Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Time: 3:00pm – 4:00 pm

Where: Maury Hall Room 209


For additional information please contact Francesca Tripodi (fbt8pa)


We're Moving
Thursday, July 23, 2015

On August 10, 2015 we will be moving back to the newly remodeled Wilson Hall. We look forward to our new welcoming space and seeing all of our students there!