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media studies
▪ Courses in media studies at Britain's universities and art colleges have increased.
▪ Degrees such as media studies have enjoyed huge growth as universities have expanded the number of places to meet ambitious government targets.
▪ Literature has a long history of feminist interest, but film and media studies are certainly as central to feminist cultural debates.
▪ More people are walking the streets with degrees in film and media studies than ever before.
▪ Plans exist to extend the list of short courses to business studies, geography, history, media studies and home economics.
▪ Such an approach treads a thin line between the traditional pluralist and Marxist divide in media studies.
▪ The extra facilities allow the school to introduce media studies and make its own promotional videos.
media studies

n. academic discipline that deals with the content, history, meaning and effects of various media, in particular mass media.

Media studies

' Media studies' is a discipline and field of study that deals with the content, history, and effects of various media; in particular, the mass media. Media studies may draw on traditions from both the social sciences and the humanities, but mostly from its core disciplines of mass communication, communication, communication sciences, and communication studies. Researchers may also develop and employ theories and methods from disciplines including cultural studies, rhetoric (including digital rhetoric), philosophy, literary theory, psychology, political science, political economy, economics, sociology, anthropology, social theory, art history and criticism, film theory, feminist theory, and information theory.

Usage examples of "media studies".

Dennis of Columbia Universitys media center (technically, the more verbose Freedom Forum Media Studies Center) proclaimed Williamss job with NBC a conflict of interest, I mean pure and simple.

He is Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University.

I was doing a media studies course, and she was studying design, and when I first saw her I realized she was the sort of girl I had wanted to meet ever since I'd been old enough to want to meet girls.

Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University.