Due to the ongoing strike, Media Studies will allow P grades for Media Studies course requirements taken at UC Berkeley in fall 2022 only. Read Media Studies P Grades – Fall 2022.

2023 Media Studies Major Applications

Applications and deadlines are available now.
Students must apply during specific application periods.

Media Studies GSI and Reader Positions

Open positions for spring 2023.

Course Substitutions Forms

Students wishing to have any other course reviewed will now submit a course substitution form:

The Major

Media Studies at UC Berkeley is an interdisciplinary program that introduces students to various media theories and practices in the broadest sense, including the history of media technologies, institutions, and the politics of media and its significance for democratic citizenship. Media literacy, critique and competency, along with research skills in media studies, are core components of our Major. Media studies also provides tools for critical analysis and interpretation of various media.
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Director Minoo Moallem


Meet our Student Academic Advisors and Faculty Advisors.

Laura Demir 2023

Laura Demir

Student Academic Advisor

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Chelsea Prieto

Student Academic Advisor

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Ian Davis

Faculty Advisor

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Josh Jackson

Faculty Advisor

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Meeta Rani Jha

Faculty Advisor


Answers to the most frequent questions and answers


Recommended events for Media Studies

Additional Resources

The following destinations provide more information about Media Studies resources. 

GSI Jobs

Graduate Student Instructors (GSI) and Reader Positions listed here.


Donate to Media Studies through the Give to Berkeley Website.


Get up to date information on the Media Studies Commencement Ceremony


Laura Demir
235 Evans (currently remote advising)