Welcome to Latino Media Arts and Studies

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Latino Media Arts and Studies, or L-MÁS, a program of the Moody College of Communication at UT-Austin, has a three-fold mission: to support the growth of Latino film, television, journalism, and advertising; to support Latina and Latino student media makers, journalists, and advertising professionals; and to foster Latino media studies scholarship.

This mission is one with a broad and substantial impact. Latinos, 19 percent of Americans in 2020, are too often misrepresented or not depicted at all in U.S. media culture. Given that the entertainment and news media illustrate and reinforce how ethnic groups are valued in a society, this has an impact that is felt individually, locally, nationally, and globally. Latino Media Arts & Studies is dedicated to making a difference in this regard.

Upcoming Speaker Series Event: Selena: The Series Screenwriters Panel

January 28, 2021, 3:30 - 4:45 PM 


Texas writing talent shines bright on Selena: The Series, one of Netflix’s most anticipated shows of the year. UT alum Raymond Arturo Perez, Seguin native Marcelena Campos Mayhorn (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), and Aaron Serna (Cristela and Malibu County), from South Texas, are Los Angeles-based writers who are bringing their experiences to the writers’ room and diversifying the television landscape. They will talk about what it was like to write the story of Tejano music star and Texas legend Selena Quintanilla for a global audience, and more!

Moderated by RTF Associate Professor Mary Beltrán, this is a panel Selena fans and everyone interested in Latina/o/x and Tejana/o/x visibility won’t want to miss.

Co-sponsored by Mexican American and Latina/o Studies and the Department of Radio-Television-Film.

Latino Media Arts and Studies is a program of the Moody College of Communication. It is coordinated by faculty and graduate students in the Moody College's Department of Radio-Television-Film, and includes faculty affiliates from both the Moody College of Communication and the College of Liberal Arts.