Welcome to the Media Studies Department

Office Information

Chair: Amy Herzog
Dept. Office: G Building 100
Phone: 718-997-2950
Email: amy.herzog@qc.cuny.edu

Today’s media outlets range from traditional print vehicles to digital publications, from professional film and TV to do-it-yourself videos broadcast through social networks. Media Studies covers all of these platforms and more, in an undergraduate program that explores media institutions, forms, contents, creative processes, and social effects. This preparation is valuable for anyone entering any profession involving the exchange of information.

The department’s world-renowned professors are experts in disciplines such as film and television studies, advertising and marketing, international communications, and the media arts. Media Studies majors get to create individualized programs in consultation with faculty mentors. New York City also plays a major role in QC’s Media Studies program: students attend events in the five boroughs and may earn credits by interning at major corporate and public institutions in the greater New York area.

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.