Latino Media Arts & Studies (L-MÁS) has a three-fold mission: To support Latina and Latino students in the Moody College of Communication, to advance U.S. Latino film and media, journalism, and oral history production, and to foster scholarship and teaching on these topics.
The University of Texas at Austin's Moody College of Communication is the ideal home for such a program. Thirty-eight percent of Texas residents are Tejanos and other Latinos, as are 51 percent of our K-12 students. UT-Austin has a strong commitment to providing an outstanding education to the Latino residents of Texas. Its Moody College likewise aims to serve the state and the nation through training and supporting the next generations of Latina and Latino media producers, journalists, and advertisers and of scholars studying Latinos and U.S. media culture. Its RTF Department is one of a handful offering MA and Ph.D programs with a concentration in Latino media studies; it also has graduated more Latina and Latino filmmakers than any other film school in the country.
Latino Media Arts & Studies is coordinated by faculty, graduate students, and staff in the Moody College's Department of Radio-Television-Film.