Why Media, Cinema, and Digital Studies

UWM’s joint MA/PhD program in Media, Cinema, and Digital Studies starts from the assumption that media in the 21st century must be studied comparatively. Cinema has been intermedial since its inception in its rich intersections with the literary, performing, and visual arts, as well as with science and popular culture. With the advent of digital technologies, the interrelation of all media has only intensified.

Students in our interdisciplinary program work across major media forms such as film, television, video games, and tactical and social media. Our faculty and students employ rigorous historical, theoretical, and political methodologies to develop innovative research projects both within and across media, cinema, and digital studies.