New Transfer Students – Golden Bear Advising.  We are hosting information and Q&A advising sessions via Zoom for new transfer students.  Sessions take place June 16-June 30.  Click here for the full GBA Advising Calendar.

Please see our special video messages from Media Studies faculty congratulating the Class of 2020.

Media Studies Director, Professor Minoo Moallem, is highlighted in the Undergraduate Journal of Sociology in April 2020.  

Remote Advising: Peter Blackman, Laura Demir and Media Studies faculty are available for remote advising. Visit People for their availability, and the links below for Google Meet appointments with Peter or Laura:

Spring 2020 Semester “P” Grades All “P” grades from the spring 2020 semester will count toward fulfilling Media Studies major requirements.

Email Student Academic Advisors at

Media Studies Application Packet – Fall 2020

There are two application periods in fall 2020.
* August 19 through 11:59 p.m. on September 4 (Recommended)
* September 28 through 11:59 p.m. on October 9

Fall 2020 – Enrollment in Enrichment Courses
* Media Studies H194: Honors Thesis Preparation – See Enrichment: Honors.
* Media Studies 199: Independent Study to earn academic units related to an
   internship – See Enrichment: Internship.

 Read Applying: Overview and PrerequisitesPlease see Future Media Studies Applications and Spring 2020 P Grading Due to COVID-19.

GSI & Reader Positions (Summer 2020 & Fall 2020) 


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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Peter Blackman

Student Academic Advisor

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Ian Davis

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


Peter Blackman
237 Evans Hall


Laura Demir
235 Evans