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The Reed College of Media and College of Creative Arts will merge to form the new WVU College of Creative Arts and Media as of July 1, 2024. Get details.

Multidisciplinary Media Studies

Are you having a hard time picking just one area to study? Do you want to forge your own path? Maybe your dream job requires skills in social media and political science? More and more, employers are looking for workers who have expertise in multiple areas. Multidisciplinary Media Studies majors have that.

What is it?

As a Multidisciplinary Media Studies student, you have the freedom to choose and explore different subjects that interest you. With flexible, on-campus and online course offerings, you can customize your education to your learning needs. You get the best of both worlds with hands-on training in communication and media and expertise in your chosen industry — entertainment, sports, healthcare, social media, event planning and more.

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Meeting, Convention and Event Planner

Talent Agent for Artists, Performers or Athletes

Green Marketer

Social Services (government, healthcare) Communicator

What You’ll Learn

The College of Media’s Multidisciplinary Media Studies major allows students with an interest in specific media careers the opportunity to build a customized course of study that aligns with their goals. Through hands-on courses, students in this major will gain professional skills that are relevant to today’s – and tomorrow’s – media industry.

Students complete media core courses; general education courses like English, math and science; general electives in any area across the University and courses in specific focus areas related to your interests.

WVU MDMS students intern with companies like:

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Almost Heaven Media Logo

Live Nation Logo

Find your Niche

The WVU Reed College of Media hosts a variety of student organizations. These clubs offer students opportunities to engage in University activities and connect with other students and professionals nationwide.

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Savannah Schafer

has a passion for comic conventions. As a Multidisciplinary Media Studies major, she is able to choose classes that help her learn all she needs to know about event planning, advertising and outreach. She’s also had internships at ReedPOP and WV PopCon.