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!

The faculty of the Media Study department stand in solidarity with the transgender community and others who have been the target of Michael Knowles’ rhetoric and threats of eradication and genocide. While we are committed to the free and open exchange of ideas, we are also committed to inclusiveness, social justice and respect for all. There is no space for hate speech as there can be no open exchange of ideas without inclusion, justice, and respect. We view Knowles’ public appearance on our campus as contrary to the values and aims of our academic community. 

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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.

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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.

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