The master's and doctoral degrees in Cultural Studies with a concentration in Media Studies allows students to follow a course of study in the fast-growing field of Media Studies, which is situated at the intersection of Cultural Studies, Cinema Studies, New Media, Visual Studies, Critical Theory, Popular Culture, Media Production, and Art History. Students study the creative and critical practices of media consumers, producers, artists, and scholars. Media Studies follows the central mandate of Cultural Studies to investigate the ideological dimension of cultural practices, focusing in particular on questions of representation, power, technology, politics, and economy.
CGU's enviable Southern California location, the center of vast commercial and independent media production, provides students with invaluable opportunities for study and fieldwork. Students are provided first-hand experience through directed internships designed to foster a unique learning opportunity characteristic of the CGU experience. Faculty and staff assist in pairing you with an internship that matches your field of study and individual career goals.
12 units must be taken as approved Media Studies courses taught by faculty at CGU or the Claremont Colleges. In addition, one of the student’s Research Methods Courses must be in the field of Media Studies. Current approved Media Studies Research Methods courses include Visual Research Methods, and Film Theory and Criticism. Students may also complete an optional internship. For detailed requirements, information, and policies regarding this concentration please review the CGU Bulletin and the Cultural Studies Department Handbook.