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Media Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Claremont, CA, United States
Study the cultural, historical and political importance of media in one of the first undergraduate programs in the U.S. to combine theory, history and practice with this Media Studies program at Pomona College.
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Overview

The Pomona College Department’s contribution to the Intercollegiate Media Studies major focuses on theoretical and critical approaches to the study of the media in global perspective.

Learning outcomes

Thanks to the resources of the five Claremont Colleges that participate in the major, you can chose from more than 80 media studies courses covering a wide range of theoretical approaches and hands-on production experience in film and video as well as digital and electronic media.

You will examine the histories, the technologies and social and cultural contexts of media forms and apply critical thinking, theory and practice across the disciplines, including history, politics, computer science, English and art history.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Introduction to Media Studies
  • Introduction to Film
  • Introduction to Digital Media Studies
  • Independent/Experimental Film and Video
  • Violence, Media and Transitional Justice
  • Media and International Communication
  • Television and Globalization
  • History of American Broadcasting
  • Transnational Asian Cinemas
  • Body, Representation, Desire
  • Reality, Realism and the Real
  • Topics in Media Theory:Video Game Studies
  • Topics in Media Theory: Surveillance and the Media: Observation, Power, and Control
  • Drone Theory
  • Media, Space and Power: Cultural and Political Geographies of the Media

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Official high school transcript(s)
  • School Report and Counselor Recommendation
  • Mid-Year Report
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • One-time, non-refundable application fee of $70 or fee waiver
  • Test scores for international applicants
  • Standardized test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56284 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56284 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56284 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56284 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Claremont

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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