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Welcome to Latino Media Arts and Studies

Our Mission

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, advertising, and public relations; 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.

Upcoming Events

The Latino Media Arts and Studies program, Cine las Americas, and Malakita Productions presents Mexico Through the Lens of Women Filmmakers," a series of four screenings from contemporary women filmmakers honored in international and national film festivals. 

For full series and synopsis of films click here: 

L-MAS Film Screening:

Canción de invierno / Wintersong (Silvana Lázaro, 2020) 

Synopsis: Danielle, a young musician, sets off on a journey with Diego, her best friend, while both of them face the pain of breaking up with their partners. Ending up at the north border of Mexico, they'll have to use their abilities as musicians to survive as they get to know the complicated context between the US and Mexico. Two broken hearts, two friends, a road trip, a new lover, but fundamentally, a deep need to find themselves. 

Date/Time/Location: April 4, 3:30 PM in DMC 5.102 

Please register here: 

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This series is co-sponsored by the Department of Radio-Television-Film, Latino Studies, and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, and additional support has been provided by Mujeres en el cine y la televisión/Women in Film and Television. 

📚 L-MAS is Building a Library 📚

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L-MAS is building an important resource for our students: the Latino Media Arts and Studies library! We are accepting donations of books and media through May 1st, and are especially interested in items related to Latina/o/x and Hispanic advertising, marketing, public relations, journalism, radio, television, film, media, and popular culture studies. Ready to donate?

We will be accepting donations in the lobby outside our office in CMB 2.112 on Wednesday, March 29th, from noon - 4 PM. Pick up some snacks, drop off some books and DVDs, and visit with your friends at L-MAS!

If you can't make it and prefer to arrange for an alternative time to drop your donations off, please email L-MAS Administrative Assistant, Patricia Romero at to schedule a time.

Don't have any books or other media to contribute but you still want to help? Consider a monetary donation that we will use to purchase titles on our wish list. Click here make your donation today (please enter "library donation" in notes). 

Check out our wish list here:


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.