2nd year students wishing to become Media Studies majors may apply in the spring of 2023.

The application portal is now open. It closes at midnight on Friday, February 3rd, 2023.

MDST Film Club for a discussion of Nope by Jordan Peele

November 6th, 7PM - 8:30PM, on Zoom 

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Congratulations to Professor Aynne Kokas on the release of Trafficking Data.

Congratulations to Professor Kevin Driscoll on the release of The Modem World

Congratulations to Professor Kevin Driscoll on the release of The Modem World

2nd year students wishing to become Media Studies majors may apply in the spring of 2023.

The application portal is now open. It closes at midnight on Friday, February 3rd, 2023.

MDST Film Club for a discussion of Nope by Jordan Peele

November 6th, 7PM - 8:30PM, on Zoom 

Register on Collab

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.

Sierra Ruiz

My favorite memories are walking past the Rotunda every time I went to class or work. I took my first UVA photo at the Rotunda while it was under construction, and I have yet to take my last photo there. See you later Tundy!

Annahissa Almaraz

I feel grateful for the time spent on the lawn, for the people who have become my closest friends, for the food and art that makes Charlottesville special, and for the walk from 14th street all the way to Nau Hall, that gave me the opportunity to appreciate UVA in all of its different seasons and moods.

Caitland Winsett

My first ever class at UVA was Intro to Media Studies with Professor Bruce Williams. I was absolutely terrified, and I sat in the second row of Wilson 401. When Professor WIlliams got up to the podium, he looked out at the class and said "raise your hand if this is the first class you've taken at UVA." Me and a few other students raised our hands, and he then said "Welcome, I'm so excited to have you." His class convinced me to be a Media Studies major, and that experience on the first day was a big part of it.

Theresa Matthews

Professor Clay's Sports Media Production and Sports Journalism classes were my favorite at UVA. Both of them allowed me to have hands on experience in the sports industry. I found those classes super valuable in shaping my career path. I just want to thank Professor Clay and my classmates for such amazing experiences.

Magda Morice

Spring time at UVA is my favorite time of the year and the Pratt Ginkgo tree was my favorite sight to see. I would constantly find an excuse to walk by it every day, even if it meant walking across campus and leaving a few extra minutes early to class. 

Benjamin Borenstein

One of my favorite memories at UVA is a group applause on the last day of a class at the end of a meaningful semester. I have appreciated the broad exposure of coursework I have received with a double major in Media Studies and Spanish. One factor that has united all of my academic experiences is showing appreciation for professors and classmates on the last day by applauding and showing gratitude during the last class. This ritual was not the same on Zoom.

Samantha Kuo

My favorite class is Shooting the Western, taught by William Little. My love for media, films and writing grew exponentially after this class. Thank you Professor Little!

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February 7, 2023

Lana Swartz report on design of Central Bank Currencies released.

February 7, 2023

Aynne Kokas in conversation at the Kluge Center.

January 11, 2023

David Nemer cited in The Guardian.