Comparative Media Studies

Comparative Media Studies explores media in a broad sense, including not only traditional news and entertainment media, but also areas such as medical imaging, data visualization, and geographic mapping. Students will compare such media technologies, focusing on how media are studied by different disciplines and have been organized across different historical and cultural contexts.

Film Studies

Film studies is an interdisciplinary program that explores the interaction between film, culture and society. Film studies students at Miami engage in rigorous historical, aesthetic and theoretical analysis of films from a variety of genres, time periods and countries. Most classes are small (50 max) and writing intensive. Students also have the opportunity to take courses in film production, where they can write, shoot and edit their own short films.


In Journalism, the goal is to educate students broadly as capable writers and critical thinkers, while also grounding them in key news media practices, including basic and advanced reporting, interviewing, storytelling, and editing skills. Courses emphasize journalism's central role in American democracy.

Media & Culture

Media and Culture program focuses on the creation, circulation, and analysis of popular media messages (e.g., cinema, television, radio, social networks). Media & Culture students will investigate the aesthetic framing, processes of production, and impact of those messages on audiences and cultures.

Strategic Communication

Strategic Communication is the study of how individuals and organizations use communication and media to negotiate their role in highly mediated societies. Public relations is a central aspect of strategic communication and involves the study of how organizations influence opinions and the behavior of key publics (e.g., employees, consumers, government, community, media) and how they try to respond and adapt to the concerns of these publics. The curriculum emphasizes an ethical approach to public relations and analyzes the impacts strategic communication practices have on societies.

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