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 , Director of the Digital Resource Center, with any equipment questions.

In the News

Fiddling around with Gaelynn Lea | High Plains Reader | July 18, 2018
In this interview, Duluth native Gaelynn Lea '06 spoke about how she developed her sound, what it was like winning the NPR Tiny Desk Concert and the challenges of touring.

At this field school, students dig into the past - literally | Science Museum of Minnesota News | July 17, 2018
Students from Macalester College and the University of Minnesota joined Macalester Anthropology professor Scott Legge and Science Museum archaeology curator Ed Fleming on a summer archaeology field school experience. The primary excavations took place at Macalester's Ordway Field Station.