2022 Media Studies Major Application Packets

  • Standard Application
    • Spring 2022 Application Period:
      • January 11, 2022 – April 30, 2022 
    • Summer/Fall 2022 Application Period:
      • June 1, 2022 – November 30, 2022
  • Appeal Application
    • Spring 2022 Application Periods:
      • January 11, 2022 – January 28, 2022
      • February 21, 2022 – February 26, 2022
    • Fall 2022 Application Periods:
      • August 17, 2022 – September 2, 2022
      • September 19, 2022 – September 23, 2022

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.

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 Morrison-White

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


Katie Morrison-White
237 Evans Hall (currently remote advising)


Laura Demir
235 Evans (currently remote advising)