Why Macalester for Media and Cultural Studies?

Media and Cultural Studies analyzes the poetics, politics and production of media texts, in alignment with the college’s commitment to internationalism, multiculturalism and community service, using theories and methods drawn from the humanities and the social sciences. The department offers an innovative 10-course major that includes opportunities for students to combine analysis, criticism and production.

Video Equipment

Media and Cultural Studies offers video production equipment to students enrolled in production courses or for honors projects and other academic projects with faculty approval.

Before checking out any production equipment, students must read and sign an Equipment Use Contract.

Contact Terrance Raper, Creative Technology Coordinator, with any equipment questions.

In the News

Jeremy Woo Tweets about Macalester Basketball | Twitter | November 15, 2018
Sports Illustrated basketball writer Jeremy Woo tweeted about his friend, head men's basketball coach Abe Woldeslassie '08, in a shoutout about Macalester's home opener.

Danai Gurira's Heartfelt People's Choice speech is a celebration of women as superheroes | MTV News | November 12, 2018
To win "Action Movie Star of 2018," Danai Gurira '01 beat out Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Ryan Reynolds, and the Black Panther himself, Chadwick Boseman. "Thank you for affirming that women and girls, when they're given a chance to hang with the boys, can hang with the best of them."