The Department of Film & Media teaches students to think analytically about media in the context of humanistic studies. Students and faculty engage with all forms of moving-image culture, including film, photography, television, and digital media.
The Media Studies major at the University of California at Berkeley is an undergraduate interdisciplinary group major in the Office of Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies. Our faculty come from a variety of disciplines, bringing the perspectives and methods of their fields to bear on the analysis of the mass media. Our emphasis in this major is analytical and historical; we are largely concerned with developing in students the ability to assess the roles and impact of the major mass media on American life, rather than with developing specific media production skills.
The Department of Rhetoric is a leading center for interdisciplinary research and teaching in the humanities and social sciences, committed to the study of rhetorical traditions from the classical to the contemporary eras.
The Graduate School of Journalism teaches the skills required to produce stories in the public interest, through photojournalism, documentary film, audio storytelling and multimedia. Alums have won virtually every major industry award and steer the country's top news organizations.
The Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM) catalyzes research on new media by critically analyzing and helping to shape developments in the field from cross-disciplinary and global perspectives that emphasize the humanities and the public interest.
Founded in the 1930s, the PMC is home to UC Berkeley's 100+ publications and media student organizations. The Publications and Media Center's mission is to develop and connect the graduate and undergraduate student media community by offering support and resources to student media organizations registered with UC Berkeley.
The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) is the visual arts center of UC Berkeley presenting more than 20 art exhibitions and 450 films annually. BAMPFA's mission is to inspire the imagination and ignite critical dialogue through art and film.
KALX 90.7 FM broadcasts freeform radio 24 hours a day to a large portion of the San Francisco Bay Area. You can catch all stripes of underground music accented with news, sports and alternative informational programming.
The UC Berkeley Library connects students and scholars to the world of information and ideas. With a daily commitment to excellence and innovation, the libraries select and create, organize and protect, provide and teach access to resources that are relevant to our campus programs and pursuits. The Library consists of twenty-three libraries and special collections.
The Associated Students of the University of California is the official representative organization of students at UC Berkeley. Founded in 1887, it is one of the largest and most autonomous students' associations in the nation. ASUC is passionate about student voice and student self-governance on the UC Berkeley campus and throughout our communities.
The DeCal Program (or just DeCal) is an aggregate of student-run courses at the University of California, Berkeley – here, students create and facilitate their own classes on a variety of subjects, many of which are not addressed in the traditional curriculum.
Not exclusive to Film Studies majors, Delta Kappa Alpha (caldka.org) is a national professional gender-inclusive cinematic arts fraternity that welcomes all people, undergraduate and graduates, who are dedicated to fostering lifelong character, collaborative and creative storytelling, ethical and productive business practices, philanthropic action, and fraternal bonds by and between students of the cinematic arts.
Founded in 1964, SUPERB is dedicated to providing entertainment for the campus and community through the work of ten departments: General Management, Concerts, Games, Films, Sneak Previews, Comedy, Marketing, Photography, Web, and Art & Design. The 80-person production team is composed entirely of undergraduate students who are passionate about bringing great entertainment to the UC Berkeley campus and community.