Film and Media Studies Undergraduate Program

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Examine media through a critical lens

Watch, analyze and write about media. Know the influence it can have on society, from news coverage to ads and movies.

A film and media studies degree helps you think beyond the screen. Become a better critical thinker and apply analytical skills to mass media.

Why major in film and media studies at Missouri State?

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Pros and experts teach your classes

Learn from faculty who are media veterans. They have expertise and years of professional experience.

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Gain a global perspective on media

Build a strong foundation in media law, ethics and practices across the world.

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Network with like-minded peers

Grow as you study among other creative storytellers and aspiring media pros.

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Know the media process

Get involved in student-run media while in school. Have superb media literacy and experience by the time you graduate.

Career options with a film and media studies degree

Communication. Deep thinking. Problem-solving.

A degree in film and media studies gives you vital skills that translate to many careers.

You can work in fields like:

  • Advertising
  • Business
  • Government
  • Law
  • Media
  • Non-profit
  • Writing

Not ready for the workforce? You’re also prepared to pursue a master’s degree in areas like mass communication and film studies.


Degree options

Review a sample degree plan that details your path to graduation. Both degrees require a minor or second major.

Degree plan

Bachelor of Science

Have a deeper focus in film and media studies.

Degree plan

Bachelor of Arts

Complement your degree with the liberal arts. Take courses in foreign language, the fine arts and humanities, along with film and media.