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
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.
The foundation of Mark O’Brien’s radio sales career is Ohio University and WOUBMarch 22, 2023
When Mark O’Brien graduated from high school, he thought he wanted to be a radio broadcaster, and knew Ohio University was the place that could put him on that path.Read More
Dan Lannon is leading technology and innovation at Disney/ESPNMarch 20, 2023
As manager of Production Operations at ESPN, Dan Lannon ’10 recently led his team to a first during a live sports production, but it’s one you likely didn’t notice watching at home.Read More