Interested in becoming a Media Studies Major? 

Applications will reopen to rising 3rd year students in the summer. Stay tuned!


Congratulations to

Professor David Nemer

on the release of his new book

Applications to become a Media Studies Major will reopen in the spring of 2022. 


UVA's Department of Media Studies analyzes media culture, technology, labor, literacy, policy, infrastructure, and inequity. Our goal is to provide students with the tools to evaluate and shape media. With global reach, our faculty and students examine media from a variety of perspectives that include media history, aesthetics and form, audience analysis, media uses, the impact of media on public opinion, and the relations between media and the law.

Bailey Vaughn

The media lab on Wilson 2 became my home for three years after I joined the major. I cried, laughed, and edited some amazing stories in that room. Jessica deserves all the praise in the world! She helped me become a better editor and person. To all the Professors that saw me losing my mind through the windows of the media never judged me! Thank you!

Taelor Davis

My favorite UVA memory is every single Foxfield we had :). Oh, and also -- when Jeff Wittek (Youtuber/Member of the "Vlog Squad") unexpectedly came into my Celebrity Studies class taught by the best professor Elizabeth Ellcessor, and ironically talked to us about influencer marketing! It was quite the learning experience...!!!


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May 9, 2022

Thank you, Professor Wyatt Andrews, for your years of exceptional service to Media Studies!

May 2, 2022

Andre Cavalcante presented the all-university teaching award.

April 29, 2022

Siva Vaidhyanathan in The Guardian.