Media Studies is one of the college's specialized options in Liberal Arts. Your coursework leads to an Associate in Arts degree, and is designed to prepare you to transfer to a B.A., B.F.A., or B.S. degree program in a media field at a four-year college.  As a Media Studies major at LaGuardia, you'll be studying the history of film, TV, and other mass media, as well as the impact of digital technology on each of these media formats.  You'll acquire the skills to criticize and analyze media productions, learn the craft of screenwriting, and utilize video production tools in the studio and on location.  Along with media courses, you'll also take liberal arts courses in English, Social Science, Math, and Science that will apply to your four-year degree. 


    How do I decide which degree program to pursue?

    The best guide for choosing an academic program is to follow your passion.  What interests you?  What are you good at?  How do you see yourself in 10 years?  The following summary will give you an idea of the kinds of careers available to graduates of our program.

    Students who complete degrees in Media Studies often pursue careers in creative and craft arenas of film, television, and multimedia production.  Jobs media students can expect to obtain include writer, director, producer, director of photography, editor, broadcast engineer, ENG operator, production assistant, line producer, gaffer, grip, electrician, boom operator, sound recordist, sound mixer, Foley artist, data wrangler, digital imaging technician, event videographer, web TV producer, media librarian, and many more.

    We hope to see you soon.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

    Dr. Joyce Rheuban
    Director, Liberal Arts Media Studies Option