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.
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The School of Media Arts & Studies prepares well-rounded, proactive individuals to think critically, act creatively, and practice ethically in a global media society. Students have exceptional opportunities to focus in an area of specific interest while also taking advantage of a broad-based, liberal arts curriculum that enhances long-term success. The School also provides several media-related student organizations and we strongly encourage participation in internships. These opportunities lead to important connections that foster career advancement. Read More About Our school
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Media Organization Spotlight: ThreadOctober 12, 2021
Sometimes, we all struggle with what to wear to class because the sweatpants and hoodie we all have worn on a day-to-day basis are becoming too mundane. There is an organization on campus helping students with those occasional fashion conundrums. Launched in April 2010, Thread Magazine is one of Ohio University’s fashion magazines. In this interview, Riley Runnels, Thread’s editor-in-chief, describes the magazine and tells us how students can get involved.Read More
OHIO’s ESPN3 programming: Immersive experience through collaborationOctober 6, 2021
Have you ever wondered who’s behind the broadcasts at Ohio University Athletic events? If you guessed all students, you would be correct. Ohio University allows students to gain hands-on experience in the sports production industry through ESPN3. Claire Geary, a senior journalism news and information major and longtime member of ESPN3, shares what the program entails, how students can get involved, and just how much the program has prepared her for life beyond college.Read More
Organization Spotlight: Black Student Communication CaucusSeptember 30, 2021
The Black Student Communication Caucus (BSCC) is a Black student run media organization on campus. BSCC’s mission is to encourage personal and professional development and increase participation on Ohio University’s campus and in the Athens community. BSCC holds a variety of meetings to help their members develop in different ways. They provide internship help, LinkedIn workshops, networking opportunities and so much more!Read More
New Virtual Reality and Game Development major will ready students to use emerging technology for communicationsSeptember 28, 2021
The new Virtual Reality and Game Development (VRGD) major from the J. Warren McClure School of Emerging Communication Technologies will teach students to use new and emerging technologies in gaming and applications across the field of communication.Read More