Department of Media Studies - The University of Tulsa
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Department of Media Studies

Activist. Creative director. Critic. Journalist. Media scholar. Producer. Publicist. Your dream career in media awaits you. Welcome to the Department of Media Studies. Our students prepare for careers in the 21st century world of media through invaluable coursework and hands-on experience that blends media theory and history, creative and critical production, public relations and advertising, journalism and multimedia storytelling, and other fields.

I was allowed the opportunity to change majors while still working toward my goals, and most importantly, I was able to discover my creative voice, which has turned out to be instrumental in my career."

Ryan Allen, (BA ’08) Director of Storytelling & Exhibit Management at Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture
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    • Media Studies Faculty

      The Media Studies faculty embody the over seventy years of liberal arts and professional excellence in the media and communication fields at The University of Tulsa. Committed to student success in the form of mentorship, professional preparation, and teaching excellence, core resident faculty hold the top degrees. In the field and have published award-winning books and articles on advertising, art, culture, film, food, museums, politics, and technology at top presses, magazines, journalistic, and multimedia outlets. Faculty also advise, sustain, and consult with many student-centered media communities and organizations across campus such as the Collegian, the TUTV Media Lab, Studio 151 (podcasting), and the Tulsa Switchyard Magazine and Festival.

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    • UTulsa Media Lab

      The UTulsa Media Lab is a student-driven media collaborative that is home to TUTV, a television studio that produces weekly programming, and Studio 151, a podcast studio that produces series on a wide range of topics. The UTulsa Media Lab's mission is to help the UTulsa and Tulsa communities do creative things with media. No prior media production experience is necessary.

      TUTV Studio 151 Podcast

    • The Collegian

      The Media Studies department oversees The Collegian, The University of Tulsa's student newspaper. Since 1898, The Collegian has provided excellent journalism to the University each week, fostering a lively, academic, and entertaining atmosphere for all members of the campus community. Our faculty encourages all students, especially those in Media Studies, to get involved with The Collegian, gaining hands-on experience and contributing to its long-standing tradition of journalistic excellence.

      UTulsa Collegian

    • World Class Research

      UTulsa's media faculty are excellent teachers addicted to world class research. We publish our scholarly articles in top journals and presses as well as our public-facing pieces on popular multimedia outlets. With roughly ten books in as many years, our faculty books showcase new knowledge on topics as diverse as the craft of communication, how diets were first sold to men, how method acting became as white as the big screen, how elections became rituals, how First Nations people have been photographed and visualized, why the Soviets did not develop an internet, how tech became (too) big, on language in the age of search engines, and on how to write a lot--and well. Our faculty model our core beliefs: the media saturated world is driven by the art of the script and the story, the commitment that true stories change life, and our shared conviction in the higher arts of inquiry.

    Media Studies Programs