Media Study PhD

College of Arts and Sciences

Program Description

The Department of Media Study (DMS) is one of the country's leading programs in experimental and independent media. Our focus area is experimental and radical uses of media in the arts and in society at large. DMS is renowned for its contributions to experimental film, video and sound art, theory and practice. The department is led by an award winning faculty with expertise in experimental film, video, sound, robotics, social media, games, interactive fiction, documentary practices, digital poetics and critical spatial practices. Our objective is to prepare students to shape the next generation of critical and experimental media in art, and society.

Program Contact

Bradley Hendricks
Phone: 716-645-6902

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time

Credits Required

  • 72 Hours


  • 4 Years

Application Fee

  • $75

Admission Tests**

  • GRE

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

** At least one of the admissions tests are required for admission. Test and score requirements/exceptions vary by program. Contact the department for details.