A classroom by day, The Pollock Theater hosts the popular Film and Media Studies 54, Hollywood: Anatomy of an Industry. More>

Blue Horizons, a 9-week summer program, offers students interested in digital production and environmental science the chance to make videos about issues of the world's ocean. More>

Our Media Internship program offers internships for highly qualified students with companies in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. More>

CWC Spotlight

  • The Carsey-Wolf Center is pleased to welcome Professor Patrice Petro as the new Dick Wolf Director of the Carsey-Wolf Center and Presidential Chair in Media Studies.  More>
  • The Media Industries Project is now hosting the website for The GALA Committee: Primetime Art. The GALA Committee's project to cross the bandwiths of art and television received a retrospective of its work this fall at Red Bull Studios New York, TOTAL PROOF: The GALA Committee 1995-1997, which garnered extensive press coverage. More>
  • Recent publications related to the Media Industries Project include Precarious Creativity: Global Media, Local Labor, edited by Michael Curtin and Kevin Sanson and Connected Viewing Initiative Year Three Report, edited by Jennifer Holt and Karen Petrushka. More>

Pollock Theater

Pollock TheatreThe Pollock Theater is a superbly equipped and beautifully appointed facility, dedicated to year-round programming of an international range of films and filmmakers. A classroom by day and a public theater by night, the Pollock Theater is a place in which students and the community come together to screen films and engage in direct conversations with filmmakers, critics, and scholars. More >


Environmental Media Initiative

Environmental Media InitiativeThe Environmental Media Initiative (EMI) draws on UC Santa Barbara’s exceptional strengths in media/ communication studies and environmental science and creates a unique interdisciplinary program to explore the power of media to translate science to solutions. More >

Media Industries Project

"Hollywood Sign Station Fire" by Anthony Citrano (CC via flickr)The Media Industries Project (MIP) examines the rapid and dramatic changes affecting media industries worldwide. At a time of tremendous uncertainty, MIP offers a unique forum bringing together top scholars and industry professionals to encourage innovative thinking about the future and purpose of media. More>

Internship Program

Internship ProgramThe Carsey-Wolf Center’s Internship Program provides selected UC Santa Barbara students with opportunities to develop practical applications of the knowledge gained in their studies. Media interns learn the processes of making compelling media content by working with leading creative professionals. Pollock Theater interns gain hands-on experience in television production. More >