Remote Advising
Media Studies Faculty Advisors–Drs. Ian Davis, Josh Jackson and Meeta Rani Jha–and Student Academic Advisors (SAA)–Laura Demir and Katie Schramm–are available for remote advising. 

Email Student Academic Advisors at
Submit forms needing a major advisor’s signature to

Read COVID 19 Updates for information regarding how temporary P grade modification policies apply to the Media Studies major.

Summer 2021 Courses
The list of Summer 2021 courses is now available.  

Media Studies Application Packet
The Spring 2021 Media Studies application packets are now available:

  • Standard Application*
    • Application Periods:
      • January 5, 2021 – April 30, 2021
      • June 1, 2021 – August 17, 2021
  • Appeal Application 
    • Application Periods:
      • January 12, 2021 – January 29, 2021
      • February 22, 2021 – February 26, 2021

Students who are eligible to apply in spring 2021 are encouraged to apply the first application period in January 2021.  Please make sure to read both the Overview and Prerequisites pages before submitting your application, as well as make note of the deadlines listed above.

*If you downloaded the Standard Application above 1/6/2021 or earlier, please re-download it as a correction has been made.

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

Students will be contacted by email with the decision by their Faculty Adviser.

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.

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Laura Demir

Student Academic Advisor

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Katie Schramm

Student Academic Advisor

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Ian Davis

Faculty Advisor

Josh Jackson

Faculty Advisor

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


Katie Schramm
237 Evans Hall (currently remote advising)


Laura Demir
235 Evans (currently remote advising)