USF’s Department of Media Studies offers students a liberal arts-based program in media analysis and media production. Combining theory and practice, students learn how to analyze, deconstruct, and critique media texts and institutions and how to create, share, and collaborate using various forms of media. This program of study, located in multicultural and media-rich San Francisco, provides students with dynamic opportunities to study and create media.
In addition to classroom settings, students develop their media production skills in the media lab, and in for-credit internships or voluntary work at the student newspaper the San Francisco Foghorn, the student-run television station USFtv, and the University's online radio station KUSF.
Through internship opportunities, students get real-world experience in the Bay Area.
Students make and share their work in the media studies lab.
USFtv filming a story in Alamo Square.
Taking photographs helps students understand what goes into media production.
Students have the opportunity to make their own films.
Students learn how to do radio programming at KUSF.org.
Attentive observation is an important skill honed in media studies.