School of Communication & Journalism

Film & Media Studies

Auburn Media Studies-Visual Media


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Media Studies

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Media Studies, BA


Film (Visual Media Option), BA

Most people enjoy watching movies and television, but what does it mean to study media and how it makes meaning in our society? Our BA inMedia Studies offers an in-depth approach to the study of film, television, popular music and digital media.Our curriculum highlightsthe cultural and aesthetic importance of media and introduces students to critical methods of media analysis. Through screenings, lively discussions, and a range of written assignments, studentsbecome adept at interpreting media and understanding their power and significances.Film Genres, Audiences and Fan Cultures, Soundtracks, and Music and Mediaare just a few of the courses offered in our program.


The Film (Visual Media) Option is a practice-based sequence of courses designed to develop skills applicable to narrative and documentary films, commercials, branded video and animation. You’ll learn how to write, direct, film, edit, color grade, composite and design sound. You’ll complete a mix of individual and collaborative projects designed to develop conceptual and technical film and media making skills. You’ll leave our program with a foundation for a wide variety of jobs in digital media, including in filmmaking, television, motion design, and visual effects.


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For more information

Dr. Ed Youngblood 

Ed Youngblood
Associate Director for Media Studies
223 Tichenor Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849
(334) 844-0257

Last Updated: December 12, 2022