Comparative Media Studies/Writing

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Comparative Media Studies/Writing combines theory and practice in the humanities. (Photo courtesy of Andrew Whitacre.)

Featured Courses

MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing offers an innovative program that applies critical analysis, collaborative research, and design across a variety of media arts, forms, and practices.

It develops thinkers who understand the dynamics of media change and can apply their insights to contemporary problems. It cultivates practitioners and artists who can work in multiple forms of contemporary media. Its students and research help shape the future by engaging with media industries and the arts as critical and visionary partners at a time of rapid transformation.

CMS/W is devoted to understanding the ways that media technologies and their uses can enrich the lives of individuals locally, across the U.S., and globally.

Comparative Media Studies/Writing Courses

Course # Course Title Level
21W.015 Writing and Rhetoric: Writing about Sports Undergraduate
21W.730 Writing on Contemporary Issues: Social and Ethical Issues Undergraduate
21W.763J Transmedia Storytelling: Modern Science Fiction Undergraduate
CMS.100 Introduction to Media Studies Undergraduate
CMS.611J Creating Video Games Undergraduate
CMS.615 Games for Social Change Undergraduate
CMS.840 At the Limit: Violence in Contemporary Representation Undergraduate