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
Ranked #41 in the top 50 U.S. media programs by the Broadcast Education Association
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
Beyond the Classroom
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Internships & Practicums
Get resume-ready professional experience with off-campus opportunities and organizations that will give you a crucial edge in applying for jobs and internships.
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In our student-run clubs and organizations, you'll gain practical, real-world experience outside the classroom and expand your peer network.
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2022 Music Industry Summit
This year's summit featured a performance and keynote conversation with Caamp, a Q & A with Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast, interviews and panels with sound engineers, tour managers, festival producers and much more.
WOUB student John Curtsinger awarded two scholarships established by alumniMay 3, 2022
Junior Media Arts and Studies student John Curtsinger of Paducah, Kentucky, was recently awarded the Larry and JoAnn Katz Family Scholarship and Leonard E. Auerbach Regional Representatives Scholarship for next school year.Read More
OHIO students gain unparalleled experiences and networking opportunities during SXSWApril 28, 2022
Started in 2014, the Ohio University South by Southwest (SXSW) industry immersion course offered through the School of Media Arts and Studies (MDIA) provides students with access to the largest and most prominent national gathering of the creative media industry. Thirty Ohio University students had the opportunity to take part in the SXSW course, one of the most impactful experiential learning opportunities offered for creative professionals.Read More
Ng provides insight into cancel culture in her new book ‘Cancel Culture: A Critical Analysis’April 27, 2022
Eve Ng, associate professor in the School of Media Arts and Studies and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality program, has published a new book on a phenomenon that has emerged in recent years across social media and in the culture at large – cancel culture. “Cancel Culture: A Critical Analysis” traces the origins of cancel practices and discusses their evolution within celebrity and fan cultures, consumer culture, and national politics in the U.S. and China.Read More
MDIA students go behind the scenes with the Columbus Blue Jackets production teamApril 26, 2022
Students from the School of Media Arts and Studies participated in the Columbus Blue Jackets Video Production Day in late March. The 12 participants included undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in sports broadcasting and production.Read More