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Why Study Media?

Media Study at UB

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PhD, MFA, MA, MAAP, BA, Minor, Certificate

Our Research

Film & Video, Electronic Literature, Games &Virtual Reality, Media Archaeology, Emerging Media


Performances, Lectures and Screenings in Media Art

The Department of Media Study (DMS) is one of the country’s leading programs in experimental and independent media. DMS is led by an award-winning, internationally-active faculty who continue to probe media and its social implications in the widest context. We offer students exposure to an always evolving array of thematic foci, ranging from screen culture to software studies, incorporating documentary and experimental film, video and sound, robotics, social media, gaming, interactive fiction, digital poetics and critical spatial practice. Come to Buffalo and see for yourself!

Future Students

Two undergraduate students

Our alumni are everywhere – movie sets, magazines, game companies, art galleries, television studios, advertising companies, universities and more.

Meet Our Faculty

Sama Waham

The faculty of the Department of Media Study consists of nationally and internationally visible media artists and published scholars, all of whom have been invited to exhibit their work or perform in international venues.

Support the Department

Electronic media

Students come to UB from every economic background, but leave as equals in opportunity. That’s the promise—the great work—of the public university. And you can play a crucial part in it.