Media Studies

University of California, Berkeley


Media Studies at the University of California, Berkeley is an undergraduate interdisciplinary group major in the Office of Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies (UGIS). We offer students the analytical tools available to examine media—old and new, local to global—sites of meaning-making production and consumption of identities, cultures, and politics. Courses taught by core faculty in Media Studies cover media histories and theories emphasizing media networks, institutions, policies, and practices. Additionally, faculty from many departments across campus bring the perspectives and methods of their fields to bear on media analysis in a variety of elective courses. Students specialize in a concentration: Digital Studies, Global Cultural Studies, or Media Law and Policy.

Undergraduate Program

Media Studies: BA

Graduate Program

There is no graduate program in Media Studies.

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Media Studies

Contact Information

Media Studies Program

287 and 295 Evans Hall

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Program Director and Professor

Daniel Fisher, PhD

Assistant Director, Lecturer and Faculty Adviser

Josh Jackson, PhD


Matthew Berry, PhD

Lecturer and Faculty Adviser

Ian Davis, PhD


Emma Fraser, PhD

Lecturer and Faculty Advisor

Meeta Rani Jha, PhD

Student Academic Adviser

Laura Demir, MA

295 Evans Hall

Student Academic Advisor

Chelsea Prieto

287 Evans Hall

Media Studies Advising

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