Stand Out With an Undergraduate Degree From Webster

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Develop the Skills and Experience to Excel

The field of media studies is vast and offers many unique, exciting career paths, ranging from writing and criticism to education and management. Earning a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies from Webster University will let you build a solid foundation of expertise in diverse topics in writing, law, politics and social media.

What is Media Studies? At Webster, it’s a broad communications experience that lets you explore the design, delivery and effects of media in a range of professional fields across multiple platforms.

Our program is ideal for students interested in building a holistic skill set to prepare for diverse media studies jobs. You’ll learn to analyze media, and also how to create it.

Whether you’re interested in media law, social media, film and television, or politics, our major in Media Studies will provide you with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience to pursue the topics that interest you most.

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Choose Webster for Your BA in Media Studies

Get Real-World Experience

What is Media Studies without hands-on experience? At Webster, you’ll learn about Media Studies from industry experts in real-world internships. You’ll also have the chance to design and complete a media-related project in a Media Studies practicum. Build an impressive resume and make professional connections even before graduation.

Collaborate with Professors and Peers

When you major in Media Studies at Webster, you’ll join a close-knit community of scholars and practicing media professionals who bring with them decades of experience. Thanks to small class sizes, you will also have plenty of chances to collaborate with your classmates on challenging and rewarding projects.

Learn About Media Studies Wherever You Are

Thanks to our online courses and campuses in countries such as Switzerland, Greece, Uzbekistan and The Netherlands, you can major in Media Studies at Webster no matter where you live.

Grace Thornton
Raymond J. Smith Annual Communications Scholarship Recipient

“With my degree, I hope to facilitate quality communications that help make new connections and reconnect people in a positive and meaningful way.”

Grace Thornton
Grace Thornton

BA in Media Studies, '22

What Can You Do With a Media Studies Degree?

Our holistic approach to writing, criticism and media means that you’ll have a strong base of skills that can prepare you for many different Media Studies jobs throughout the world. With classes in media literacy, ethics, social media, research and politics, you’ll learn about Media Studies from almost every possible angle.

As you major in Media Studies at Webster, you’ll build the skills and knowledge that can qualify you for jobs, such as:

  • Communications Specialist
  • Copywriter
  • Media Buyer
  • Social Media Manager
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Digital Marketer
  • Production Assistant


Salaries for Media Studies Graduates

Because you’ll be prepared for so many different Media Studies jobs, your salary will greatly depend on your chosen career path. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual median salary for professionals in media and communications can range from $39,000 to $78,000.

Get Started on Your Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies

Take the next step toward learning about Media Studies and preparing for a rewarding career in Media Studies. We are here to help you get started.


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Contact the Admissions Office to Find Out More

If you have more questions about the program, your application or other enrollment-related inquiries, contact our Admissions Office.

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