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Critical Media Studies

 

 

 

 


 

In Critical Media Studies, students investigate the interplay of media and technology with culture and society. In the undergraduate concentration, students learn how to communicate in written, oral, and multimedia forms; to understand the histories and possible futures of media and technology; and to apply this understanding in their own creative work. Their goal: engaging media and technology to transform the world into a more just and equitable one.

Alumni of the CMS concentration have gone on to work in broadcasting, social justice and advocacy work, journalism, K-12 and higher education, public relations, cultural industries (podcasting; screenwriting) and administration (arts organizations), media law and policy organizations, and cultural programming. Alumni of the Emerging Media Studies MA program have gone on to Ph.D. programs, and alumni of the ATEC Ph.D. now continue the work of education in their own careers as professors.

Whether in coursework at the undergraduate or graduate level, whether in courses for the ATEC BA, the Critical Media Studies BA concentration, the minor in Ethnic Studies, the MA with Emerging Media Studies, or the ATEC PhD, our faculty mentor students who view emerging media and technology as vital sites of cultural and social conversations and innovation. 

 

Your gift to Critical Media Studies will support BA and MA student scholars and creators who intend to make transformative change in the world.  

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ATEC Match
This just in, another $5,000 match for all gifts given to ATEC during Comets Giving Days, up to a total of $5,000!
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UTD Employee Match
Are you a faculty or staff member? All gifts of $2 to $19.69 made by UTD employees from noon to 4 p.m. on April 6 will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $1,969!
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UTD Employee Power Hours
Are you a faculty or staff member? Make your Comets Giving Days gift on April 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. and receive a dollar-for-dollar match for all gifts $2 to $19.69, up to a total of $1,969!
$403 MATCHED
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ATEC Match
Thanks to a generous gift, all gifts given to arts, technology, and emerging communication groups will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $5,000!
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Student Match
Are you a UT Dallas student? Make a gift of $2 or any other gift up to $19.69 on April 6-7 and your donation will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1,969!
$1,969 MATCHED
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$50,000
Faculty/Staff Challenge
Faculty and Staff have been a driving force in the success of Comets Giving Days. When 300 faculty/staff gifts are reached on Comets Giving Days, an additional $50,000 will be unlocked thanks to a generous gift from retired faculty member Larry Sall and his wife Judy Sall.
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Small School Leaderboard
Though small in size, they make a big impact! Which of these schools will show up and stand out during this year's Comets Giving Day? The school that rises to the top will earn bonus funds!
Rank Prize School Gifts
1 $200 Arts and Humanites 176
2 $100 Behavioral and Brain Sciences 154
3 $50 Arts, Technology, & Emerging Communication 114
4 Natural Sciences and Mathematics 62
5 Interdisciplinary Studies 34
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52 Gifts Leaderboard
Help your favorite Comets Giving Days group reach at least 52 gifts in honor of UT Dallas' 52nd year on April 7 to be eligible to win an additional $200 in bonus funds. The winning group will be picked at random.
Rank Groups Gifts
1 Comet Cupboard 77
2 Student Ambassadors 75
3 Computer Science 69
4 Jindal Young Scholars Program 65
5 Athletics 57
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Early Riser Leaderboard
On April 7 from 5 to 7 a.m., help the group you love receive the most gifts. The group with the highest total will win $100 in bonus funds!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $100 Computer Science 3
2 Materials Science and Engineering 2
3 Interdisciplinary Studies 2
4 Student Wellness Center 2
5 Athletics 1
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Alumni Match
Double the fun! All alumni gifts of $2-$19.69 will be matched dollar for dollar, for a total of $1,969!
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Seniors Match
Are you graduating in 2022? Make your gift of $2 to $19.69 on Comets Giving Days and receive a dollar-for-dollar match! That's double the impact for your favorite UT Dallas group!
$43 MATCHED
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Student Match Day 2
Are you a UT Dallas student? Make a gift of $2 or any other gift up to $19.69 on April 6-7 and your donation will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1,969!
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ATEC Staff and Faculty Match
Thanks to a generous matching gift from Michael and Holly Miori, all Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication staff and faculty gifts made on Comets Giving Days will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $200!
$200 MATCHED
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President's Faculty/Staff Power Hours Match
On April 7 between 10 a.m. and noon , Dr. and Mrs. Benson will graciously match all gifts of $2 to $19.69 made by UTD faculty or staff, up to $1,969!
$1,969 MATCHED
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Student Challenge
When 300 student gifts are given on Comets Giving Days, a $2,500 gift to the History of Aviation Collection will be unlocked, thanks to a generous gift from Judy and Larry Sall.
300 / 300 Gifts
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22 Gifts Leaderboard
Help your favorite Comets Giving Days group reach at least 22 gifts on April 6, and they will be eligible to win an additional $200 in bonus funds. Winning group will be picked at random.
Rank Group Gifts
1 Undergraduate Success Scholars 82
2 Jindal Young Scholars Program 69
3 Comet Cupboard 67
4 Athletics 54
5 Computer Science 51
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Night Owl Leaderboard
The group with the most gifts between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. will win an additional $100 in bonus funds! Night owls unite!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $100 Fashioning Circuits 12
2 Athletics 8
3 Student Ambassadors 4
4 Electrical and Computer Engineering 3
5 Bangladeshi Student Organization 3
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Night Owl Challenge
The group with the most gifts between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. on April 19 will win an additional $100 in bonus funds! Night owls unite!
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Rank State Gifts
1 TX 3
2 DC 2
3 NY 1
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