Critical Media & Cultural Studies

Learn more about the critical media and cultural studies major at Rollins.

Expert Faculty

Expert Faculty

Grounded in social justice values, our professors help students develop the tools to work for change.

Why Study Critical Media & Cultural Studies at Rollins

Study what you love in a welcoming and inclusive environment while gaining multicultural perspectives and developing skills in critical thinking, writing, presentation and discussion facilitation, and media production.

With the guidance of faculty, build your own specialized concentration or focus in areas that include: action, advocacy, and social change; body, health, and society; critical media analysis; gender studies; media production; power and persuasion; race and ethnicity studies; and sexualities studies.

A CMC degree from Rollins prepares you for a career in media, communications, and other industries; public service and policy; and graduate and professional programs in media studies, cultural studies, law, and business.

Media Expertise Our curriculum trains students to be critical analysts and producers of media, combining the theory, analysis, and research of media studies with hands-on experience in media production.

Activism & Advocacy We study media and culture with an eye toward activism and advocacy. In Incarceration and Inequality, for example, students research current issues in the criminal justice system, then present their recommendations to policymakers.

Flexibility In this interdisciplinary major, you’ll work closely with a faculty advisor to craft an individualized concentration and to locate the most relevant courses across departments and program.

Popular Courses

The “critical” in critical media and cultural studies stems from our commitment to critical thinking, critical issues of the 21st century, and critical theory’s analysis of social systems and the distribution of power and inequality.

  • CMC 110 Digital Storytelling
  • CMC 270 Media, Gender, and Sexualities
  • CMC 310 Media, Peace, and Justice
  • CMC 320 Political Economy of Body and Food
  • CMC 325 Incarceration and Inequality
  • CMC 330 Native American Media and Cultural Studies

Beyond the Classroom

Student Media Develop your voice through volunteer and paid work opportunities at Rollins’ student-run media outlets, including WPRK radio, The Independent magazine, and The Sandspur newspaper.

Local Film Festivals The Global Peace and Florida Film Festivals—both based in Orlando—provide project-based internship and full-time employment opportunities.

Documentary Filmmaking For their capstone project, students meld their area of study with concentrated research to produce a 15-minute documentary.

Major and Minor Requirements

Visit the Rollins catalogue to access the program requirements

Contact Info

Department of Critical Media and Cultural Studies
1000 Holt Ave. – 2777
Winter Park, FL 32789
T. 407.646.2337
F. 407.646.1566
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