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
The LMU Media Communication program prepares graduates for a number of career options within the field. Students have opportunities to learn on-air reporting, multi-media journalism and producing or explore off-camera skills as editors, copyeditors and videographers. One LMU graduate received an Emmy nomination for her work as a TV news producer.
Students 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 can explore their creative skills within the LMU Media Communication Program. LMU graduates have even written, directed, edited and produced their own full-length movies.
Students interested in the sales and promotional events aspects of media communication 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.
Overall, the Media Communication major prepares students for a range of career options; on-air or behind the camera, students 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 opens doors for 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.
LMU Media Communication 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.