This program is offered by the School of Communications/Communications and Journalism Department. It is available online, at the St. Louis home campus, and at select international campuses.
The 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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Successful graduates of this program 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 a historical and global context.
Conceive and implement effective communication strategies.
Analyze media content and effects.
A minimum of 128 credit hours consisting of the following:
39-44 required credit hours
Applicable University Global Citizenship Program hours
EPMD 1000 Introduction to Media Production (3 hours)
MDST 1010 Media Foundations (3 hours)
MDST 1050 Media Writing (3 hours)
MDST 1160 Communication for Media Professionals (3 hours)
MDST 2100 Media Literacy (3 hours)
MDST 2800 Media, Diversity and Society (3 hours)
MDST 2500 Professional Development for Media Careers (3 hours)
MDST 3100 Social Media Strategies & Tactics (3 hours)
MDST 3260 Global Media Practice (3 hours)
MDST 3300 Media Law, Ethics & Policy (3 hours)
MDST 4110 Digital Media & Culture (3 hours)
MDST 4200 Media Research (3 hours)
MDST 4620 Media Practicum/Thesis* (3-4 hours**)
or MDST 4950 Internship* (3-8 hours)
*Capstone Course - student must earn a grade of no less than B.**Students wishing to complete their degree at Webster Vienna Private University must select the thesis option and register for 4 hours.Students in the media studies program are encouraged to explore minors, certificates, or even other majors to expand their experience. Students may petition to complete a professional media practicum (internship) or senior overview with a focus on their area of concentration.
“My semester in Greece was full of surprises. I was surprised by how kind and caring the professors and staff are. I got to meet many defense attaches and ambassadors from countries all over the world. Through my travels, I got to see in person masterpieces I never thought I would be able to in different art museums around Europe. The location of the campus and our housing was perfect. We’re right in the center and only a short walk away from transportation to everywhere we needed to go. There’s also many things to do right around where we live. The excursions with the school were some of my favorite times because you get to see so much more of Greece, which is the most beautiful country I’ve been in so far. The refugee party we threw for the kids was also a highlight. It was incredible being able to help and spend time with them. I’m sure I will be back to visit one day.”
Charlotte Renner, Sophomore photography student, Webster University
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