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Multidisciplinary Media Studies, BA

Are you having a hard time picking just one area to study? Do you want to forge your own path? Does your dream job require skills in multiple disciplines?

In Multidisciplinary Media Studies, you'll have the freedom to choose and explore different subjects that interest you. With flexible, on-campus and online course offerings, you can customize your education to your learning needs. You will complete media core courses; general education courses like English, math and science; general electives in any area across the University and courses in specific focus areas related to your interests.

Multidisciplinary Media Studies is the best of both worlds with hands-on training in communication and media and expertise in your chosen industry — entertainment, sports, healthcare, social media, event planning and more.

Your Degree Plan

Intro

Build your degree around a foundation of hands-on training in communication and media and include courses that are customized to your interests and chosen industry.

The Multidisciplinary Media Studies major allows you to build a customized course of study that aligns with your goals. Through hands-on courses, you will gain professional skills that are relevant to today’s — and tomorrow’s — media industry.

To graduate, all Multidisciplinary Media Studies majors must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. Multidisciplinary Media Studies majors earn a Bachelor of Arts and complete:

  • MDMS Focus Courses and Electives (33 credits)
  • General Electives (31 credits)
  • General Education Foundation Courses (23 credits), including English, math and sciences
  • Media Core Classes (20 credits), including: Orientation Course, Media and Society, Media Writing, Media Tools and Applications, Introduction to Advertising and Public Relations, Media Ethics and Law, and MDMS Capstone

Take advantage of special options related to this major:

  • Accelerated Program

    Multidisciplinary Media Studies offers the option to earn a bachelor's and master's degree in an accelerated time frame.

    Accelerated Program Details
  • Honors

    Expand your curiosity — and enhance your curriculum — through the WVU Honors College. Two programs are offered: Honors Foundations for first- and second-year students and Honors EXCEL for third- and fourth-year students.

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The WVU Difference

What sets this program apart from its competitors?

  • Small class sizes with individualized attention.
  • Funding available for study abroad and major market internships.
  • WVU College of Creative Arts and Media allows for collaborations with Art and Design, Fashion Design and Merchandising, Music, and Theatre and Dance.
  • Robust student media with Prospect and Price Creative, which supports The Daily Athenaeum student newspaper and U92 student radio station.
  • Purpose Center - Discover your values and strengths to guide your educational path and personal journey.
Scholarships

Over 92% of WVU freshmen receive grants or scholarships (2022-2023).

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Learn by Doing

Learning happens outside the classroom. Get involved.

Multidisciplinary Media Studies students intern with companies like ReedPop, AHM digital and Live Action Entertainment.

Live, study and pursue outside-the-classroom learning in a residence hall community that shares your interests:

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What you learn outside of the classroom is just as important as what you learn during class. We’ll help you follow your curiosity.

Places and Spaces

Learn about all of the places and spaces you'll learn in.

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Media Innovation Center

The Media Innovation Center is an open-door, cross-discipline media space that provides the latest digital and interactive tools to develop original, story-based, digital media experiences. Our co-innovation philosophy and embrace of innovation for social change leads our belief that every community should have the access, tools and skills to shape its own story, identity and future.

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  • Virtual Tour
    It's the next-best thing to being here – you can virtually tour residence halls and the WVU Morgantown Campus.
  • Student Life
    You will have it all here — epic traditions, quality academics and a supportive community that feels like home.
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Admission Requirements

To be admitted to WVU's Multidisciplinary Media Studies major, first-time freshmen must meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2024-25 academic year. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

Tuition and Aid

How much does Multidisciplinary Media Studies at WVU cost? And how can you save?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates are available on our tuition website. Anyone who is not a current West Virginia resident, including international students, will be charged non-resident rates.

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Scholarships

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Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending WVU in addition to university scholarships.

Financial Aid

The most important step toward funding your future with financial aid for the Multidisciplinary Media Studies major is submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.

How to Complete the FAFSA

Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to WVU.

Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.

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