|What is the Media Communications program?
The Department of Media Communications encourages students to develop their intellectual curiosity, creativity and ability to communicate while learning to generate content and utilize technology as a foundation for careers in mass media, photography and communication design or for further study.
Five programs — Communication Design, Journalism, Music Business, Photography and Radio-Television-Film — combine theoretical understanding with hands-on training to develop skills in design, illustration, digital imaging, Web design, animation, photography, photojournalism, writing, music production and marketing, filmmaking, newsgathering and writing, publication design and social media implementation.
|What can I do with this course of study?
Students prepare for jobs in all phases of mass media — newspaper, magazines, photojournalism, radio, Internet, television, film, music industry, social media — as well as computer graphics, photography, public relations and advertising.
|What's special about program?
Student media, including The Ranger newspaper, The Ranger Online, The Fourth Write magazine and KSYM 90.1 FM radio, and the annual Communication Design Student Show allow students to gain experience and build portfolios.
Students also have ample opportunities to complete internships, participate in service learning, enter competitions, exhibit their work, join student organizations and network with professionals to extend their learning beyond the classroom and lab.
Facilities include two television studios, audio production facilities, commercial and portrait photography studios state-of-the art Mac labs and the most current industry software.