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In NYFA’s BA in Media Studies (BA) undergraduate degree program, students build critical knowledge and skills in critical studies, communication, marketing, and interactive narrative. Throughout the program, students advance their technology, storytelling, and production skills, gaining in-depth knowledge and understanding of how media is spread and consumed. The BA in Media Studies is ideal for students who want to learn about digital production in the 21st century.

Our signature hands-on approach helps students gain advanced skills and knowledge in directing, screenwriting, cinematography, editing, and producing. The program aims to provide students with the framework to bring capitvating stories to life through film and content creation, and to emerge from our BFA program with strengthened communication, leadership, problem-solving, collaboration, and time management skills.


The BA in Media Studies curriculum at NYFA’s film school includes:

  • Intensive courses designed to enhance presentation, marketing, reporting, research, and writing skills, such as Marketing, Media & Society, Business of Emerging Media, Interactive Storytelling, Principles of Journalism, and more
  • Required Liberal Arts and Sciences classes such as History of Video Games, Psychology of Production, and Art History
  • Award-winning filmmaking faculty who actively work in the industry
  • The ability to access our equipment library with industry-standard cameras, light kits, sound gear, and more
  • Access to guest lectures with industry leaders in film, such as directors, actors, cinematographers, producers, and more

The BA program’s goal is to help students strengthen their critical, creative, and analytical skills.

Degree Deatils

NYFA’s Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies is a specialized eight-semester media degree. Students may complete the program in three years by taking three full-length semesters in each year. Students may also choose to complete the program in a traditional four-year time frame.

During the BA in Media Studies program, students write essays on media and create pitch presentations, business plans, scripts, budgets, and media content.

In addition to media courses, BA students complete liberal arts and science coursework that closely relates to media and communication.

NYFA’s BA in Media Studies program is available at NYFA Los Angeles. NYFA Los Angeles is located in Burbank, with proximity to some of the world’s leading media organizations. At NYFA Los Angeles, BA students are next to Universal and Warner Brother studios, where degree students may have the opportunity to shoot and direct their films.

NYFA Los Angeles
3300 W Riverside Drive
Burbank, CA 91505