Media Studies

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.


Reporter internship
Through internship opportunities, students get real-world experience in the Bay Area.
Media Studies Lab classroom
Students make and share their work in the media studies lab.
usftv filming in alamo square
USFtv filming a story in Alamo Square.
Photographing downtown
Taking photographs helps students understand what goes into media production.
Recording sound
Students have the opportunity to make their own films.
KUSF students
Students learn how to do radio programming at
Mike posner interview usftv
A media studies student interviews singer, songwriter and producer Mike Posner for USFtv.
Viewing campus
Attentive observation is an important skill honed in media studies.
Interns work on the student-run newspaper, the San Francisco Foghorn.
Professor Vamsee Juluri at the Jaipur Literary Festival
Vamsee Juluri, Professor of Media Studies and author (Bollywood Nation, The Mythologist) was a speaker at the Jaipur Literary Festival with co-panelist actor Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi, Slumdog Millionaire). Photo courtesy of Times of India.


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