Department of Media & Cinema Studies
Dr. CL Cole, Department Head
119 Gregory Hall
810 S. Wright St.
department website: https://media.illinois.edu/index.php/media-cinema-studies
department faculty: Media and Cinema Studies Faculty
college catalog page: College of Media
college website: https://media.illinois.edu/
major: Media and Cinema Studies, BS
minor: Cinema Studies
Students in the Media and Cinema Studies major have the option to declare a thematic specialization from Cinema Studies, Media Industries & Culture, Difference & Power, Science Technology, & Visualization, Global Media & Cinema, Sport Media, and Media Making, Design, & Research. The department also offers an undergraduate Minor in Cinema Studies, a graduate Minor in Cinema Studies, and a Certificate in Sport Media.
Students in the Media and Cinema Studies program develop an understanding of modern communications, media, and cinema from an interdisciplinary perspective. They explore the theory behind contemporary media and the origins, structures and implications for our society. Students also address the history of media and cinema both in the United States and internationally. The development of all media forms is considered in light of more general concerns about technology, culture, society, and politics.