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Media & Cinema Studies

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What is Media & Cinema Studies?

Media and Cinema Studies will prepare you for careers in media, information, creative, and visual industries. Students in this major learn to interact with everyday media technologies. Our interdisciplinary curriculum emphasizes collaboration, creativity, and problem-solving. If you join our program, you'll learn how to navigate an ever-changing media landscape both today and in the future. You’ll be able to understand the media you consume as well as produce complex media of your own. You will also have the flexibility to design a path of study based on your own interests and goals.

Career Options

  • Advertising
  • Film
  • Market research
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • News
  • Production
  • Public relations
  • Screen writing
  • Script writing
  • Television
  • Videography

Post-Graduation Success1

80% employed or continuing education

68% employed after graduation

12% attending graduate school

$34,217 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: CBS, Champaign's Finest, Cheney Mansion

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, DePaul University, City University of Hong Kong

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

27 - 31 ACT Score

1250 - 1430 SAT Score

3.32 - 3.72 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $12,036
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,180
  • Total: $31,390

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $29,178
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $48,872

International

  • Tuition: $30,052
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $49,746
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