Media Studies (BA)

Media Studies (BA)

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Starting Dates:

Duration:

3 to 4 years, dependent on high school diploma

Application Requirements:

+ High School Diploma

+ Min GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 Scale

+ English Proficiency

+ Admissions Office guidance provided on a full application process

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Program Description

The Media Studies program offered at Webster Vienna Private University enables students to explore the ways we use media and technology to express ourselves in both simple and complex ways. Soon after beginning the program, students learn to interpret media messages, communicate effectively in a range of diverse contexts, and demonstrate creative problem solving. Exhibit your professional knowledge and skillsets, which are valuable assets to marketing firms and organizations. A degree in Media Studies offers a balanced education that emphasizes critical thinking, communication skills, and technical acumen.

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Learning Outcomes

Successful graduates of this program leave Webster Vienna Private University with:

Knowledge to demonstrate strategic use of the latest professional media tools.

Acumen for creative problem-solving abilities through the application of knowledge and skills.

Why study media communication at Webster Vienna Private University?

Do the possibilities of digital storytelling fascinate you? Are you intrigued by how a video or image goes viral? Would you like the skills to take an idea from script to screen?


If so, then a degree in Media Studies will provide you with the tools needed to navigate the communication challenges of the 21st century.


Media Studies is a fascinating, rapidly changing and growing field. News, entertainment, advertising, audiovisual production, photography, animation, feature writing, blogging, social and personal media – they are all part of it. The internet and the digitalization of information have driven media to new horizons and will continue to do so.


The Media Studies program is an excellent choice if you want to understand how the media works and how to apply your knowledge in practical training. As a student of Media Studies, you will enjoy personal attention in our small and interactive classes. During your studies, you will be able to develop your own style by gaining hands-on experience in media production or writing under the guidance of our dedicated faculty.


The curriculum of our media major includes internships, guest lectures, and visits to media organizations. Students complete their degree by producing an academic thesis. Recent examples of student work include video documenting of UN and other conferences.


Studying media at Webster prepares you for successful research and practical work in one of the most relevant areas in today’s and tomorrow’s world: communication.

How Long Is The Program?

A bachelor’s degree consists of 128 US credits. Most students take four years to complete their undergraduate degree. However, Webster may award up to 32 credits of advanced standing for a variety of international curriculum including A levels, IB, AP, VWO, Abitur, and French BAC.

Our degree program is designed to prepare students to apply and adapt their writing, speaking, and research strategies in changing media environments.

Loren (Mexico), Media Studies (BA)

I chose to study Media Studies at Webster Vienna Private University because of the practical work experience that the professors have in their fields. In the classroom we are not only learning theory, we are also expected to put knowledge into practice and create our own projects. This complementary approach to learning has allowed me to explore many areas in media communications and equip me with a set of skills that will be useful in any career path that I choose in the future.

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Media Studies is designed to prepare students to apply and adapt their writing, speaking, and research strategies in changing media environments. Students learn to explore the ways humans use media and technology to express themselves, as well as how communications technologies affect individuals and groups. Soon after beginning the program, students learn to interpret media messages, communicate effectively in a range of diverse contexts, demonstrate creative problem solving, and exhibit professional knowledge and skills making them a valuable asset to professional markets. Students take a set of required courses in media theory, history, writing and production, and then select a 12-hour concentration in public relations, film studies, or upper-level media communications.

Dr. Bradley E. Wiggins, Head of the Media Studies Department

Loren (Mexico)

Media Communications (BA)

Dr. Bradley E. Wiggins

Head of the Media Communications Department

Students learn to explore the ways humans use media and technology to express themselves, as well as how communications technologies affect individuals and groups. Soon after beginning the program, students learn to interpret media messages, communicate effectively in a range of diverse contexts, demonstrate creative problem solving, and exhibit professional knowledge and skills making them a valuable asset to professional markets. Students take a set of required courses in media theory, history, writing and production, and then select a 12-hour concentration in public relations, film studies, or upper-level media communications.

Loren (Mexico), Media Communications (BA)

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