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Electronic Media

Electronic Media

The Electronic Media program is founded on the belief that through intensive individualized instruction in a hands-on atmosphere, you can prepare in only two years for a beginning position in the electronic media field of audio, video and multimedia.

Student to faculty ratio for classroom instruction at OHIO Southern
OHIO Southern first-year students received financial aid in Fall 2021*

Electronic Media Courses

The Associate in Applied Science with a major in electronic media includes courses in digital media design, advertising and more. Visit the Electronic Media Major undergraduate catalog page to see the complete major requirements.

Along with those who want a production-intensive education, high school graduates who wish further preparation in order to begin their college careers in the School of Media Arts and Studies on the Athens campus can benefit from the associate program. The program presents students with the opportunity to sharpen your skills before relocating to the School of Media Arts and Studies on the Athens campus. More than 90 percent of those students who complete the associate degree and then relocate to Athens secure a bachelor’s degree. (A 3.0 GPA is expected for relocation to Athens.) Others might wish to pursue the Bachelor’s of Technical and Applied Studies or Bachelor's of Communications Studies, or might immediately move into communications positions.

Sample Curriculum Schedule

Electronic Media Core Courses

  • EM 1010 - Introduction to Electronic Media
  • EM 1020 - Writing For Media
  • EM 2011 - Electronic Media as Business
  • EM 2180 - Introduction to Digital Media Design
  • EM 2570 - Advertising in the Broadcast and Cable Media

Track 1 - Production Track

  • EM 2110 - Introduction to Audio Production
  • EM 2160 - Introduction to Video Production
  • EM 2140 - Advanced Audio Production
  • EM 2700 - Introduction to Sports Production
  • EM 2220 - Aesthetics in Digital Media
  • EM 2150 - Introduction to Website Design
  • EM 2670 - International Media Systems
  • EM 2921 - Video Practicum

Track 2 - Management Track

  • BMT 1700 - Small Business Operations
  • EM 2010 - Electronic Media Analysis/Criticism
  • EM 2120 - Introduction to Multimedia Production Design
  • EM 2150 - Introduction to Website Design
  • EM 2220 - Aesthetics in Digital Media
  • EM 2670 - International Media Systems
  • JOUR 1330 - Precision Language for Journalists
  • MGT 2000 - Introduction to Management

    Potential Careers

    The Electronic Media program prepares students for a career at radio or TV stations, cable TV, corporate communications, advertising agencies, video/sports production companies or multimedia production houses).


    Tuition and Fees

    The OHIO Guarantee takes the guesswork out of budgeting for college and provides a fixed rate table for tuition and most fees for four years (or 12 consecutive semesters).

    Financial aid for undergraduate students (regardless of discipline) is available in the form of scholarships, grants and student loans. Visit our Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships to learn more.


    West Virginia and Kentucky Residents

    Exploring the Southern or Eastern Campus? Residents of West Virginia can now qualify for in-state tuition. Kentucky residents in nearby counties can qualify for in-state tuition at OHIO Southern or Athens. Access the resources of a large, public university at an affordable, regional campus rate.


    Learning Environment

    The audio-video studios feature multitrack audio recording, radio operations, TV studios and digital video production and post-production equipment. PC and MAC labs give multimedia students the latest in software for graphic design and web development. The hands-on facilities, broadly based curriculum, and small classes, have proved invaluable for students who want to obtain a full view of the field of electronic media.

Program Admission Requirements

First-Year Students

Anyone who holds a high school diploma or has a GED certificate is eligible for admission to any Ohio University regional campus. Regional campuses have a rolling admissions policy which means that students may be admitted anytime during the year. Applicants will be accepted until class begins each semester. However, prospective students are advised to begin the application process as soon as possible so that they may be given important dates and deadlines in a timely manner. Freshmen applicants are encouraged to complete an online application for enrollment.

Transfer and Current OHIO Students

You are a transfer applicant if you have completed nine or more semester (12 quarter) hours at another institution after you graduated from high school. If you have completed fewer than nine semester hours, you will apply as a freshman applicant. To apply as a transfer student, applicants are encouraged to complete an online application for enrollment.

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* Includes scholarships, grants, loans, federal work student and CARES/HEERF funding.