Queens College classes will occur on-line beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020. For the latest COVID-19/Coronavirus updates, please click here.
Until further notice, the Media Studies office is closed and there are no in-person meetings. If you have questions:
- If you are a media studies major, please contact your adviser. You will receive an email from them, if you have not already. They can assist you with advising related to the major and any registration related questions.
- If you are currently taking a media studies class, faculty can be reached by email and many are holding office hours by phone or videoconference. See here for a list of online office hours.
- For general inquiries, such as signing up for the major, registering for classes if you are not a major, etc., please email us by clicking on the Contact Us button.
Please note: Media Studies does NOT have pre-registration.
If you prefer to leave a message, our phone number is 718-997-2950. However, you will receive a faster response from email.
A multidisciplinary department, Media Studies examines the various
delivery systems for informational and cultural resources—print, film, television,
video games, the internet, mobile phones—and their global social, cultural,
economic, and political impact. Media Studies also looks at the range of
institutions involved in shaping and transmitting representational material.
The undergraduate program encompasses the
aesthetic and historical study of old and new media, as well as courses in
advertising and marketing. After completing core requirements, Media Studies
majors are encouraged to concentrate in areas that interest them.
The new graduate program is designed for
individuals who want to understand and use the media to address social and
political issues. With its mix of academic research and practical assignments,
the curriculum is of value to current media professionals, as well as people
from a diversity of backgrounds.