PhD in Media Arts & Sciences

Applied Cognitive and Emotional Psychology

Study theoretical orientations and research findings at the macro-social level of analysis.

Media Theories

Gain exposure to the wide range of social scientific and humanistic theories that guide research in media.

Media Pedagogy

Explore of the theory and practice of college pedagogy, paying specific attention to skills required for teaching mass communications.

What’s the historical significance of the demise of Kodak Park? How does India’s caste system impact portrayals of sexual harassment accusations? Do we respond differently to advertisements based on the gender identity of the model?

Black Film Center/Archive

The Black Film Center/Archive is a resource for scholars, students and researchers studying films and related materials by and about African-Americans. Included are films that have substantial participation by African-Americans as writers, actors, producers, directors, musicians and consultants, as well as those that depict some aspect of black experience.

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Center for Documentary Research and Practice

The Center for Documentary Research and Practice serves as a research hub for historical, theoretical and critical research on nonfiction film and video, and hosts visiting artists and scholars who are working on projects with nonfiction media components.

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Center for International Media Law and Policy Studies

The Center for International Media Law and Policy Studies researches the legal protection of media rights in Indiana, the United States and the world. The center studies free expression rights, educates the public and develops opportunities for students.

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Careers

Our graduates frequently move on to tenure-track positions at prestigious institutions around the United States and the world.

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Jacob Groshek

The training I received was both methodologically rigorous and theoretically informed, and came from some of the warmest and best faculty in the world.

Jacob Groshek, PhD’08, assistant professor, Boston University