University of IllinoisCollege of Media
Department of Media and Cinema Studies

Welcome to the Department of Media and Cinema Studies (MACS)! This department combines the Media Studies program and Unit for Cinema Studies into one exciting and dynamic major that provides students with the flexible skills for careers in the new millennium. Students can pursue the study of media and cinema with a world-class faculty whose research explores the most central contemporary issues. How do media and cinema contribute to our understanding of the world? How can our students contribute to the creation of media? Critical media literacy skills and an understanding of film and media history contribute to a more informed and active citizenship; these are the skills that guide the citizens and workers of the new century. MACS accepts the challenges of the contemporary global situation and channels them toward an education that provides students with the history, understanding, and analytical skills necessary to be able to join a flexible and competitive labor pool.

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