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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, as well as informed interaction with everyday media technologies. Our interdisciplinary curriculum emphasizes collaboration, creativity, and problem solving, helping you to skillfully navigate an ever-changing media landscape today and into the future. You’ll learn to understand the media you consume and produce complex media of your own while maintaining maximum flexibility to design a path of study based on your 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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