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Media & Film Studies

Media and Film Studies Major

Media and Film Studies

We live in a media-saturated world. Print media, television, cinema, the Internet, and radio are central to the ways in which we now communicate, educate, and create art. Studying film and media allows us to better understand how media connects us to the world and how we interact with each other. After graduation, an MFS student is well prepared to join this evolving media-based world in which we live.

Media and Film Studies at Birmingham-Southern College is an innovative, interdisciplinary program that is grounded in Film and Media Studies while being informed by other disciplines in the social sciences, the humanities, and the arts. The program also stresses the ways in which academic study and artistic practices are mutually informative. Students in the MFS program develop and apply their skills in critical thinking, oral communication, and persuasive writing, in the true liberal arts tradition.

What is Media and Film Studies?

Media and Film Studies at Birmingham-Southern College focuses on the critical examination of film and film production; the historical and cultural understanding of text; and the analysis of the psychological, sociological, and political impacts of mass media. In addition to film, the course of study represents all forms of media and media production, including art, digital systems, print and broadcast news, the trade press, television, photojournalism, the Internet, and emerging information systems, as well as social media.

As a Media and Film Studies major at Birmingham-Southern, you will take a core set of courses before selecting one of two concentrations: Media Production and Media, History, and Society.

Additional Information

For more information on the Media and Film Studies major at Birmingham-Southern, please contact:

Dr. Teddy Champion
Program Director, Media and Film Studies
Box 549028
900 Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham, AL 35254
(205) 226-7841