The Media Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program for students interested in opportunities for applied research in local communities through the use of new media technology. The minor provides students a solid grounding in the history, theory and practice of:

Student filming a student project.
  • digital storytelling
  • documentary film
  • film history
  • oral history
  • ethnography
  • community studies
  • media theory

This minor will give you experience in community-based research, as well as attain proficiency in various new media technologies. You will learn applied research techniques and digital modes of documentation and dissemination of your research.

Classes emphasize experiential learning and offer you opportunities for hands-on participation in local communities through service learning and internships with non-profit organizations, businesses, and educational and governmental institutions. They are team-taught by members of the UAB Arts and Sciences faculty.

A complete list of minor requirements and courses are available in the UAB Undergraduate Catalog.

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