Undergraduate Admissions

Step 1: Apply to the University at Buffalo

Incoming freshmen or undergraduate transfer applicants who are interested in pursuing a BA in Media Study, a BA in Film Studies, a Certificate in Game Studies or a Minor in Media Study must first apply and be accepted to the University at Buffalo. Students who have identified Media Study as their area of study will be listed as intended Media Study majors at the time of acceptance. 

All relevant information, including admissions criteria; the online application; dates and deadlines; and standardized test score requirements, can be found by visiting UB Undergraduate Admissions.

Step 2: Apply to the Media Study Major

To be accepted into the Media Study Major, students must complete at least three Media Study courses with a minimum of a C- in each and have a total of at least 50 credit hours with a 2.5 GPA. If you are an intended Media Study Major, you should be automatically switched to accepted status upon completion of these requirements. 

Current UB Students Applying to the Major

If you meet the prerequisite requirements upon application to the major, you will be immediately listed as an accepted major. If you are lacking any of the requirements, you may be listed as an intended major. 

Transfer Admission

Students entering the University with at least 3 courses in Media Study who have also met the other prerequisite requirements may petition for acceptance into the major. Those who have not completed these requirements will be listed as intended majors.   

How to Apply

To declare a major in Film Studies or Media Study (Production or Critical Studies) or a Minor in Media Study, or to begin pursuing a Certificate in Game Study, please complete the appropriate form below. When applying, please take a moment to decide which concentration within the major is correct for you, whether it is Production, Critical Studies or the Film Studies Major. The previous links, as well as other information on this page, can help you decide which concentration is appropriate for your future goals. When you have finished the form, please either submit the form to the Department of Media Study in 231 Center for the Arts or e-mail the electronically filled out or scanned form to bhendric@buffalo.edu

Application Forms

Contact Us

Dave Pape

250 Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0939

depape@buffalo.edu

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Associate Professor
Department of Media Study
College of Arts and Sciences

250 Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0939

depape@buffalo.edu

Brad Hendricks
Bradley Hendricks

231 Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0316

bhendric@buffalo.edu

Assistant to the Chair for Student Programs
Department of Media Study
College of Arts and Sciences

231 Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0316

bhendric@buffalo.edu