Media Studies

March 1, 2024 | Exploring Career Pathways for UGIS Majors

Exploring Career Pathways for UGIS Majors   March 1, 11am-12pm, Virtual https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/96714758973?pwd=MVRINHc2cld6dFB2Z1VDUXNhT2haUT09   Come talk to career educator, Jeremy Brooks, about how Berkeley Career Engagement can support you in navigating your career options. From narrowing down your preferences, to the job search, to grad school, have your questions answered on how each process will work. *This event is specially tailored for the UGIS majors: American Studies, ISF, & Media Studies.

UGIS Spring 2024 Commencement Ceremony: Tuesday, May 14th!

The UGIS Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14, 2024 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Zellerbach Auditorium. The Live Stream Link is available on the UGIS Commencement Ceremony homepage. The UGIS Commencement Ceremony includes Media Studies majors, American Studies majors, and Interdisciplinary Studies Field (ISF) majors. Students graduating in fall 2023, spring 2024, summer 2024, and fall 2024 are eligible to participate in this ceremony. See Preparing for Graduation and paragraph below. For more information about the UGIS Commencement on May 14, 2024, 1) watch for UGIS Commencement emails to the […]

Media Studies Alumni Career Panel – November 16, 2023 at 5pm

Media Studies Alumni Career Panel Online on Thursday, November 16th 5 – 6pm The Media Studies program is hosting an Alumni Career Panel! We have asked some of our past students to come and speak about their current career fields and to offer advice for students who might be thinking about their career plans. Students at any point in their academic career are welcome! If you’re not sure what you want to do after graduation, if you’re seeking advice on how to look for a job, or if you’re just […]

New to UC Berkeley? Check out the Prospective Students Page!

Welcome to UC Berkeley! If you’re new and just starting out at Cal this Fall 2023, we highly recommend checking out the Prospective Students page! Whether you’re an incoming transfer student or a new freshman, there’s a lot of important information there for you to get started.

Mar 9, 2023 | Visual Documentation and the State by Professor Feng-Mei Heberer

Visual Documentation and the State by Professor Feng-Mei Heberer Thursday, March 9th, 12 – 1:30pm via Zoom This talk revisits visual documentation and the documentary form in its intimate connection with state surveillance and the U.S. immigration and border police state specifically. Building on the work of self-ascribed “undocumented documentary filmmaker” Miko Revereza, I discuss the ways that visual documents such as the photograph have been wielded on behalf of U.S. immigration law and policy to control border crossings, and continue to serve as identificatory evidence in the age of […]

Apr 13, 2023 | Digitizing Arabic: A Story of Script Technologies with Professor J.R. Osborn

Digitizing Arabic: A Story of Script Technologies with Professor J.R. Osborn Co-sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Center for New Media Thursday, April 13, 12 – 1:30pm, Via Zoom The Latin alphabet and Arabic script followed very different trajectories from the handwritten page to the digital screen. Drawing upon my book, Letters of Light: Arabic Script in Calligraphy, Print, and Digital Design (2017, Harvard University Press), this talk examines Arabic script in relation to three moments of technological transformation: the formalization of calligraphic tradition (al-khatt al-mansub) in […]

Apr 20, 2023 | From Baby Jane to Bush Mama? The Rebellious Programming of Albert Johnson by Professor Josslyn Luckett

From Baby Jane to Bush Mama? The Rebellious Programming of Albert Johnson by Professor Josslyn Luckett Thursday, April 20, 4pm PT/7 pm ET, Via Zoom While the legendary UC Berkeley professor and long-time SF International Film Festival programmer is remembered for breaking out into songs from Hollywood musicals, a deeper look at his archives and writing reveal he was a significant (if overlooked) champion of the Black independent filmmakers known as the L.A. Rebellion. This talk will take up the wide-reaching scope of Johnson’s criticism and suggest that well before […]

Media Studies Lecture Series Spring 2023 – Thank you for joining us!

The Media Studies program had an exciting  Spring 2023 Lecture Series entitled “Media, Mediation, and Mediatization.” To all community members that attended, a huge thank you! We hope you enjoyed learning from our esteemed guests. For more information about the series and who our visiting lecturers were, please visit the Media Studies Events page.  

UGIS Spring 2023 Commencement Ceremony: Thank you for attending!

Congratulations to the Class of 2023! Wednesday, May 17, 2023 9AM -11AM Zellerbach Hall For more information about the ceremony, please visit the UGIS Commencement website. The ceremony was live-streamed and a recording of this stream can be found at https://youtube.com/live/EykMhvnKqzw.