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The media production major focuses on preparing graduates to navigate the ever-changing media culture within organizations, television, and online. Students build skills in writing for the media, broadcast journalism, web design/content creation, and editing and production techniques—using a state-of-the-art television studio.

Why should I study media production?

Advances in technology have shifted media production from media broadcasting to "narrowcasting" where people pick and choose when and what they want to watch at what time they want to watch it. The foundation of narrowcasting is convergent digital media. To more accurately reflect the state of the broadcast industry, the media production major emphasizes the theories and techniques of creative content production for distribution across multiple platforms.

What can I do with this degree?

This major equips students for careers in the broadcast industry by preparing them to not only function as part of a production team, but to produce and distribute broadcast content in a variety of genres, including television and film.

Students also receive the training necessary to pursue graduate work in the field of studio-based network production.

The media production major pairs well with studies in journalism

What skills will I develop?

The media production degree trains students to:

  • Create original programming for broadcast outlets
  • Develop content and programming for network productions
  • Edit video content
  • Analyze and critique broadcast programming content
  • Prepare production content for corporations and ministries
  • Contribute to broadcast news

You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in the R.E.A.L. Experience—a program specifically designed to help you gain the relevant, hands-on experience employers desire—so that when you graduate, you’ll be as impressive in practice as you are on paper.

What unique experiences or opportunities will I have?

Grow through hands-on learning

The media production major includes a required internship experience where we'll work to match you with an internship related to your specific area of interest in production.

Learn from experienced creatives

Our professors are experienced teachers—3 of them have won Bethel awards in teaching and service—and they have had many professional successes in their own right. Most recently, Associate Professor of Communication Studies Nicholaus Swedlund's screenplay, titled JUNK, was a semifinalist in The Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting 2017 competition. JUNK was also a top ten finalist in the FilmNorth Screenwriting Residency Competition (Minnesota) in 2017.

Gain real-world experience in Los Angeles

This major has been designed to encourage spending a semester at the LA Film Studies Center, where students acquire skills in creating, developing, and producing compelling stories through film. This off-campus program includes an internship in Hollywood.

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