The Media Studies Major

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The bulk of your major must be completed in the Media Studies Department.  The Media Studies Major constists of 10 courses. You are allowed to take any practice of media course on our list. Your 4000-level course is a capstone course and must be a Media Studies course taught by a member of our faculty. Of your electives, only 2 may be study abroad or courses from other departments at UVA. All courses from outside the department (including study abroad) must be on our approved lists or approved by the Director of Undergraduate Programs prior to being accepted toward the major. Please see the Course Offerings and/or Transfer courses for information regarding course approval.

Major Requirements For Students Applying Spring 2021 and beyond (Class of 2023+)

Major Requirements For Students Declared Spring and Fall 2020 (Class of 2022)