What Can I Do with a Major in Media & Culture?

Media and Culture is a field of inquiry that examines the processes, institutions and effects of the media as they function in national and international contexts. Media and Culture majors study a broad range of media issues, including critical and cultural studies, communication technology and policy analysis, international communication, gender and sexuality issues, ethnic and minority studies, and more. In addition students experience how to put this knowledge into practice in various forms of media production.

An interdisciplinary approach with the liberal arts education at its core, the Media and Culture major will thoroughly prepare students with theoretical knowledge for any career in the media industry.

Media and Culture majors*:
  • apply persuasive skills in media
  • attend to accuracy and accountability
  • work independently and as part of a team
  • size up situations

Media and Culture graduates have had successful careers in a wide range of areas including film and television production; media sales and management; media promotion; public relations; corporate communications; law; public policy and broadcast journalism.

Career options for Media and Culture graduates include**:

  • sales representative
  • media specialist
  • telecommunications specialist
  • graphics and production specialist
  • technical director

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*This is a sample of specific skills (competencies) that Media and Culture majors acquire; it is not a comprehensive list. Also note that these are in addition to the general skills that are common to all CAS majors.

**This is a sample of career options available to Media and Culture majors; it is not a comprehensive list. Also note that some of the listed career options may require additional education and/or training beyond the bachelor's degree.