MCS In Action: Sahiba Babra, ‘21

Babra combines MCS and Economics coursework for her master's

By Jordan Lomax  Photo Credit: Payton Steele Sahiba Babra ‘21, economics and Media and Communication Studies, did not originally have MCS in her academic plans. She started at UMBC in the fall...

Posted: April 14, 2022, 10:21 AM

MCS Major Elisabeth Chen

MCS Student Highlight

By Joy Au Photo Credit: Joanna Chen As an MCS student, hands-on experience is often emphasized in the curriculum as an essential step in career development. For Elisabeth Chen — and many other...

Posted: April 14, 2022, 10:11 AM

MCS In Practice

OCA Mocha co-founder and intern share their MCS experience

By Shesh Batni Have you heard of OCA Mocha? It’s a cool coffee shop just down the street co-founded by UMBC students with big ties to the Media and Communication Studies Department. MCS alum...

Posted: December 9, 2021, 4:17 PM

Demystifying MCS 499: Capstone Senior Seminar

Don’t be scared of the finish line!

By Shesh Batni When you first declare Media and Communication Studies as your major, you may notice at the end of the road sits a little course titled MCS 499: Capstone Senior Seminar. But beyond...

Posted: December 2, 2021, 10:51 AM

MCS alum Masongo Ogora

starts podcast using skills from both theory & production

By Shesh Batni Recently, I sat down with MCS alum Masongo Ogora 21’ to hear his experience of finishing the MCS program, graduating, and moving onto new adventures using all the skills he’s...

Posted: December 1, 2021, 2:50 PM

Pandemic Punk

An Analysis of the Punk Design Aesthetic in the Pandemic

I graduated with my Master of Fine Arts in Integrated Design in Spring of 2021. My thesis project, Pandemic Punk, was completed as an MFA thesis for University of Baltimore's MFA in Integrated...

Posted: July 9, 2021, 1:24 PM

Dr. Patton's Easy Living was reviewed by the LSE Review

Easy Living sheds necessary light on the practice of working from home. It is also (and seemingly unintentionally) timely: as societies negotiate an exit from the pandemic emergency and attempt to...

Posted: July 6, 2021, 12:20 PM

MCS Alum Tahia Shendy ('20) publishes in the UMBC Review

Congratulations to MCS alum Tahia Shendy ('20), who published a fantastic article about virtual influencers and identity in the age of social media, in this year's UMBC Review. The UMBC Review is...

Posted: April 27, 2021, 8:51 AM

Hear Prof. Adelman's interview on "Books Aren't Dead"!

Books aren't dead! In fact, Prof. Adelman published one called Figuring Violence: Affective Investments in Perpetual War (2019), and the nice folks at the "Books Aren't Dead" podcast recently...

Posted: April 16, 2021, 2:31 PM