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Explore the design, delivery and effects of media messages across communication fields and platforms.

Webster University 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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Why the BA in Media Studies?

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Do you love to create and consume media? Would you like a media major that is broad in scope, giving you wide experience in many media forms? Do you ever find yourself thinking about how the media affect our world? Do you want a major with some international flavor? Then the Media Studies major is for you. 

Why Choose Webster University?

Webster Athens, part of Webster University's global network of international schools, brings the best of American education to Greece. Class sizes are small and our faculty bring real-life knowledge and personal attention to the classroom.

Webster's Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies Program

In Webster's Media Studies program, you’ll get a 360-degree immersive experience of the media environment, including design, delivery and effects of media messages. Media Studies majors engage in original research, acquire 21st century media literacy abilities, and develop practical skills through professional development courses and internships. The required courses for the degree encompass a range of relevant topics to give students a broad, experience-based education that is crucial for today’s media environment. 

With a Media Studies degree you could be a:

  • Digital marketer
  • Media buyer
  • Media planner
  • Media researcher
  • Public relations officer
  • Runner, broadcasting/film/video
  • Social media manager
  • Television/film/video producer
  • Web content manager

Your degree could also help as an

  • Advertising account executive
  • Broadcast journalist
  • Editorial assistant
  • Event manager
  • Film director
  • Magazine journalist
  • Market researcher
  • Marketing executive
  • Media researcher
  • Photographer
  • UX designer
  • Writer 

Successful graduates of this program will be able to:

Design

  • Develop media content for different fields, platforms and audiences. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the need to think ethically when creating messages. 

Delivery

  • Evaluate media in historical and global context. 
  • Conceive and implement effective communication strategies. 

Effects

  • Analyze media content and effects.

Required Courses (39 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 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 in their area of concentration.

You can get a Minor in Media Studies with required courses totalling 18 hours at Webster University.

  • EPMD 1000 Introduction to Media Production (3 hours)
  • MDST 1050 Media Writing (3 hours)
  • MDST 2100 Media Literacy (3 hours)
  • MDST 3300 Media Law, Ethics & Policy (3 hours)
  • MDST 2800 Media, Diversity and Society (3 hours)
    or MDST 3260 Global Media Practice (3 hours)
  • MDST 3100 Social Media Strategies & Tactics (3 hours)
    or MDST 4200 Media Research (3 hours)

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Founded in 1915, Webster University is committed to ensuring high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence. In 2014, Webster Athens joined our network to bring the best of American education with the only fully owned and controlled (academically and financially) accredited campus of a U.S. university in Greece.

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