Film and Media Studies majors attending UCSB are encouraged to draw from a wide range of resources to enhance their education. Our department houses an expansive media library for research purposes. Our renowned faculty has an extraordinary breadth of fields of research topics and teach courses that span from the silent era to satellite cultures. The new Pollock Theater and sound stage deliver state-of-the-art presentations and the opportunity to engage in hands-on production. Students in the major have access to technical materials needed for their production classes including HD and film cameras, a digital editing lab, private screening rooms and our new soundstage. There are many venues open to students looking for extracurricular activities and internships to better prepare them for their future career tracks.

Carsey-Wolf Center

The Carsey-Wolf Center supports research, teaching, and public programming about media. The Center fosters creativity, critical skills, historical understanding, and new forms of literacy that students need to be informed citizens in the 21st Century. Engaging industry professionals and policymakers, as well as students and scholars, the Center seeks to increase public understanding of the role of media in society and inform policy debates

Media Industries Project

The Media Industries Project (MIP) examines the rapid and dramatic changes affecting media industries worldwide, focusing especially on globalization, digitization, and creative labor.

Environmental Media Initiative

The EMI brings together environmental scientists with film and media scholars drawn from the humanities, arts, and social sciences to collaborate on teaching, research, and public programming. The EMI explores all of the ways media and the environment influence, structure, and inhabit each other: the environment in media, media in the environment

Pollock Theater

The Pollock Theater is dedicated to year-round programming of a diverse array of international films and filmmakers. A classroom by day and a public theater at night, the Pollock Theater is a place in which students and community come together to screen films and engage in direct dialogue with filmmakers, critics and an international array of film historians.