Liberal Arts AA and AS Degrees

Emphasis Area – Media Studies

The Media Studies emphasis area helps to critically examine all types of media, including film, Television, advertising, journalism and digital media to understand how it impacts and is impacted by society.

If you are interested in completing a bachelor’s degree in media studies you should consider taking 12 credit hours from the courses listed below as part of your AA degree in Liberal Arts.

Planning Your Class Schedule

Students should consult with an advisor in Student Services or a faculty advisor to select courses, make a transfer plan, and periodically review their progress towards their degree completion.

Students are also encouraged to contact the admissions office at the college to which they plan to transfer during their first year at Hawkeye in order to obtain specific program and transfer requirements.

Not all courses may be required for or transfer to your future major.

Media Studies Courses
COM140 Introduction to Mass Media 3
COM148 Diversity and the Media 3
DRA107 Theatrical Arts and Society 3
DRA110 Introduction to Film 3

Career Opportunities

The following are some of the career opportunities you can pursue in Media Studies:

  • Public Relations
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Film or television critic

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Deb Hacker
Black Hawk Hall 222
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Program Faculty

Karla Brown
Library 206
319-296-2329 ext.1710
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Rachelle Biderman
Library 205
319-296-2329 ext.1712
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Student Services Advisors

Lisa Ciesielski
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
319-296-2329 ext.1727
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Lacy Knipper
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
319-296-2329 ext.1086
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Dean of Communications, Humanities, Education, and Fine Arts

Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 224
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