Webster University's Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies major is a broad communication experience within the School of Communications. In this program, students explore the design, delivery and effects of media messages in a range of communication fields and across multiple communication platforms. Media studies majors approach media from academic and practical standpoints, develop diverse professional portfolios and hone skills integral to a variety of media careers. The media studies degree affords an excellent foundation for pursuing a variety of careers within any organization that uses and values communication.
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BA in Media Studies, '22
Upon competition of the BA in Media Studies program, students will be able to:
- Develop media content for different fields, platforms and audiences.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the need to think ethically when creating messages.
- Evaluate media in historical and global context.
- Conceive and implement effective communication strategies.
- Analyze media content and effects.
BA in Media Studies
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BA in Media Communications, '15
A Media Studies degree will prepare you for success in various career paths including:
- Digital marketer
- Media buyer
- Media planner
- Media researcher
- Public relations officer
- Runner, broadcasting/film/video
- Social media manager
- Television/film/video producer
- Web content manager
- Advertising account executive
- Broadcast journalist
- Editorial assistant
- Event manager
- Film director
- Magazine journalist
- Market researcher
- Marketing executive
- Media researcher
- UX designer
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The School of Communications complex houses a state-of-the-art media production and education facility that meets industry standards and includes unique, first-in-the-region technologies and capabilities. Studio facilities include an audio and video production and recording suite, sound stage, workshop space, photography studio, gallery, animation, game design and video post-production labs, as well as flexible teaching spaces.
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