Curricular opportunities include several exclusive industry experiences, including our Semester-in-LA program, the OHIO South by Southwest course, the Bonnaroo Music Industry Masterclass and countless media-related student organizations.
School of Media Arts & Studies
One of the nation's top 50 U.S. media programs
(source: Broadcast Education Association rankings)
The School of Media Arts & Studies (MDIA) prepares well-rounded individuals to think critically, act creatively and practice ethically in a fast-changing global media society. Students have exceptional immersive opportunities to focus on a specific area of interest while also taking advantage of a broad-based, liberal arts curriculum that enhances long-term success. Media Arts & Studies students are also strongly encouraged to get involved with several related student organizations and internships to set them up for success with real, applicable experiences. Read More About Our school
Beyond the Classroom
Immersive Industry Experiences
Internships & Practicums
Get resume-ready professional experience with off-campus opportunities and organizations that will give you that crucial edge when applying for jobs and internships.
Join an Organization
In our student-run clubs and organizations, you'll gain practical, real-world experience outside the classroom and expand your peer network.
—Music Production & Recording Industry
—Media Arts Production
—Media & Social Change
—Social Media Certificate
Graduate Majors—Master's in Communication and Development
—MFA in Communication Media Arts
—Doctoral Degree in Mass Communication
Professional state-of-the-art facilities are available for our students to use.
Student Feature: Peat Lynch
Featured Experience: MDIA Masterclass in Austin
Alumni Spotlight: Emily Shkoukani at Lucasfilm
2023 Music Industry Summit
Held April 5-6 on OHIO's Athens Campus. Featuring Talib Kwali, mxmtoon, Tariq Cherif and more! The Summit, held annually, is open to both students and professionals at no cost.
Emmy Award-winning Producer David Collins says his time at Ohio University and WOUB gave him the confidence to succeedMay 17, 2023
When David Collins ’89 was asked if he would like a WOUB stole to wear when he spoke at Ohio University’s undergraduate commencement on May 6, he couldn’t grab it and put it on fast enough.Read More
Spring 2023 Commencement cheers on new Bobcat graduatesMay 11, 2023
Bobcats had aplenty to celebrate this past week, with about 3,600 students joining Ohio University’s alumni family during Spring 2023 Commencement.Read More
Music Industry Summit brings industry leaders to Ohio UniversityMay 11, 2023
The Ohio University Music Industry Summit on April 5-6, 2023, featured an exclusive gathering of prominent artists and music industry leaders for informative panels and compelling interviews, as well as networking and learning opportunitiesRead More