The Media Studies program has provided information for students who plan to study abroad. Review your department’s responses to the Major Advising Questionnaires below, then contact the department directly with any additional questions.
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Berkeley Programs Questionnaire
Yes, some courses offered through Berkeley Summer Abroad may count as Media Studies upper-division electives. Internship units do not satisfy any major requirements.
UCEAP Programs Questionnaire
There is no cap on the number of courses or units that students may take abroad for the Media Studies major. Courses taken abroad may only count towards upper-division electives; core courses for the major must be completed on the Berkeley campus.
Yes. To see Media Studies electives approved from various UCEAP in countries around the world, we encourage you to search the Media Studies Course Credit Spreadsheet here.
Yes. Both four-year and two-year plans are available on our website for students who declared the Media Studies major in Spring 2018 or earlier. Additional plans for students who declare the major in Fall 2018 or later under the newly adopted Media Studies curriculum will be available soon.
A review of the course syllabus by a Media Studies faculty member is required. To streamline this process, we have pre-approved a number of courses on the Media Studies Course Credit Spreadsheet here. For any courses not already pre-approved, the course syllabus must be submitted to a Media Studies faculty member. Decisions are generally made within one working week of submission of the syllabus.
Yes, if they participate in UCEAP in their junior year. The Media Studies honors program is a year-long sequence. Students wishing to participate in honors must do so for their entire senior year.
The academic planning form must be signed by a faculty member.
Students are encouraged to seek pre-approval of any courses intended to count as upper-division electives prior to going abroad. Final approval requires a review of the course syllabus; this may be completed prior to, during, or after the semester abroad once students have access to the syllabus and are able to send it to a faculty advisor.
Independent Programs Questionnaire
None that are pre-approved. Approval for these courses is still handled on an individual basis via syllabus review by a Media Studies faculty member.
Course syllabi must be submitted to a Media Studies faculty member. Decisions are generally made within one working week of submission of the syllabus.