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>

Dirty Sexy Policy (Feb. 20 & 21) is the first conference to bring into conversation experts in obscenity, indecency, and broadband infrastructure policy. More>

CWC Spotlight

  • The Carsey-Wolf Center is pleased to welcome Professors Chuck Wolfe and Cristina Venegas as Interim Faculty Directors for academic year 2015-2016.  
  • The Carsey-Wolf Center is co-sponsoring the Sustainable Science Communication Conference, taking place at Corwin Pavilion, Thursday May 14, 2015. See http://sustech.ucsb.edu/sustainable-science-communication-conference for more details.
  • The Carsey-Wolf Center is proud to list a growing number of publications and conference presentations from the Environmental Media Initiative.
  • On February 12-13, the Connected Viewing Initiative hosted its 2015 research team in Santa Barbara for a workshop about the multi-platform, socially mediated entertainment experience. The team will also meet with Warner Bros. executive Anuraj Goonetilleke to discuss ongoing research projects. You can learn more about this year's team and their work here.
  • The Carsey-Wolf Center is proud to announce the publication of Distribution Revolution: Conversations about the Digital Future of Film and Television, edited by MIP team members Michael Curtin, Jennifer Holt, and Kevin Sanson. This collections marks the second publication based on MIP's research endeavors. 
  • Precarious Creativity: Global Media, Local Labor brings together an international group of scholars with leading advocates from the VFX community to examine the increasingly globalized and interconnected nature of screen media labor. Precarious Creativity is a Mellichamp Global Studies Conference co-sponsored by the Media Industries Project. 
  • The Carsey-Wolf Center is proud to announce the publication of Connected Viewing: Selling, Streaming, & Sharing Media in the Digital Era, edited by MIP Director Jennifer Holt and MIP Research Director Kevin Sanson.

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. Center and Pollock Theater interns gain hands-on experience in event planning and theater management. More >