To inquire about this program:
Dr. Charlie Gee | 423.869.6386 | [email protected]
MCOM students get hand-on, real-time training with instructors
The Media Communication curriculum focuses on:
Bachelor of Arts in Media Communication - Four Year Plan
There are three sequences in the Media Communication program.
The news or journalism sequence is for those interested in on-air reporting, multi-media journalism and producing. There are some who may not want to be in front of the camera. For those, our program prepares students to be producers, editors, copyeditors and videographers. One of our recent graduates just received an Emmy nomination for her work as a TV news producer.
The creative or production sequence is for those with limited interest in news but who may want to write, direct, edit and produce short movies, commercials, public service announcements, radio programming or related material. Our skit comedy program, “Why Not?” provides an excellent opportunity for students to write, produce and direct comedy material. Our students have also produced corporate videos and advertisements for local companies. A recent graduate just finished writing, directing, editing and producing his second full-length movie.
The sales sequence is for those who enjoy selling time and space on the vast range of media available and/or designing promotional events and material. Students in this sequence learn proper sales techniques as well as the skills to write, produce and direct commercials or other promotional material. Many sales people have to be able to produce the content after they sell the advertisements to clients. Our program prepares you for that.
Overall, Media Communication will prepare you for a range of career options. Whether you are interested in on-air or behind the camera, you will be prepared for the broad range of job options now available in the media world.
Many companies and organizations and many jobs need people with the ability to write, produce, edit and direct content in a range of media. Whether it be in-house, online or on the air, a minor in MCOM can open doors to applicants in many fields. For people in education, understanding how the media works and the effects it may have on young people through our study of media literacy may allow teachers to understand the world of their students on a unique level.
Students with a Minor in Media Communications take 21 hours of coursework including Introduction to Media, Writing for Digital Media, Multi-camera Production, Digital Editing, Media Law and Fundamentals of Acting.
Our students have interned with mid-market TV stations, area radio stations, and the David Letterman Show.
WBIR-Channel 10 (NBC), Knoxville, TN; WVLT-Channel 8 (CBS), Knoxville, TN; WATE-Channel 6 (ABC), Knoxville, TN; ThinkTank, Knoxville, TN; WJDT FM 106.5 and WBGQ FM 100.7, Morristown, TN; MC-TV 22, Middlesboro, KY; Scripps Communication, Knoxville, TN; WFXY AM 1490, Middlesboro, KY.