**Deferred entry not available** From Facebook to film and Twitter to television, our experiences of the world are increasingly dominated by media. As society changes, so too do media practices. New media emerge, and traditionally separate channels converge through smartphones, tablets and laptops. Your Media Studies Major will build your understanding of the role of mediated communication in contemporary societies, equipping you with abilities, skills and awareness required to achieve personal and professional success in today’s media-rich world. You will gain detailed knowledge of the theories, concepts and methods relating to media studies, and form a deep understanding of the contested nature of media in contemporary society. You will develop cognitive and social skills that will enhance your intellectual, academic and personal development, as well the analytical tools to conduct and evaluate research on contemporary media and culture.