About the Department

The UCI Department of Film and Media Studies provides students with a strong liberal arts background by combining theory and practice, giving our majors the tools necessary to navigate the complex film, broadcast, and digital media landscape. Led by award-winning faculty who are leaders in areas like TV and broadcast media, gaming, and new media, students gain skills in theoretical, visual, historical, and cultural analysis and broad knowledge of the history of moving image studies, broadcast policy, popular culture, and social media. Students are trained to actively read and explore audio-visual media through both theoretical and practical approaches. They strengthen their writing through active engagement with all aspects of cinematic, broadcast, and digital culture.


Why Film and Media Studies?

History. Theory. Practice.