Latino Media Arts and Studies (L-MAS), 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 and Studies is dedicated to making a difference in this regard.
We are very excited to announce we will be hosting filmmaker Efraín Gutiérrez for our Fall L-MAS Speaker Series event! Join us Tuesday 9/21 at 4:30 PM for a conversation with Gutiérrez as he discusses his career, including the making of the first Chicano feature film, PLEASE, DON'T BURY ME ALIVE!/POR FAVOR, ¡NO ME ENTIERREN VIVO!, made in San Antonio, TX during the 1970s!
This event is co-sponsored by Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, the Department of Radio-Television-Film, the Latinx Pop Lab, and the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.
2021 L-MAS Student Awards
Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 L-MAS Student Awards! These selections demonstrate a dedication and care for Latinx stories that will surely inspire continued exploration of Latinx narratives by media makers and scholars, alike. We received so many powerful pieces that is was a difficult task to pick just a few, so thank you to all who submitted work. Congrats once again to our winners!
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.