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Media Studies

University of Colorado at Boulder

48 months
60876 USD/year
55190 USD/year
29372 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Media Studies program of the University of Colorado at Boulder is offered by the Department of Media, Communication &​ Information.


Areas of Study

  • The Media Studies program of the University of Colorado at Boulder emphasizes the creative and analytical skills needed to make sense of current and future trends in media, and to gain a deep understanding of the history and development of various means and forms of communication.
  • Explorations of media theory, history, criticism, practices, popular culture, technology and emerging cultures are enhanced by practical training in media design, storytelling, digital art, online community engagement, documentary filmmaking and social media.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Media Studies
  • Social Media
  • Media and Communication History
  • Media Research
  • Digital Culture and Politics
  • Media Technology and Cultural Change

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • Application fee ($50 for domestic applicants, $70 for international applicants)
  • Personal Essay (required, 250–650 words)
  • Writing Supplement (required, 250–650 words)
  • One academic letter of recommendation is required
  • High school or secondary school transcripts
  • ACT or SAT scores are not required for first-year students who graduate from high school, but you may provide them if you would like us to take your scores into consideration when reviewing your application
  • English proficiency test scores
  • As a foreign national, you will need to obtain a temporary immigration visa from the United States in order to be allowed entry into the country. The two most common types of visas for students attending the University of Colorado Boulder are the F-1 student visa and the J-1 exchange visitor visa

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    60876 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 60876 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    55190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 55190 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    29372 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29372 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Boulder

950 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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