Career – what can you do with a media production and studies degree?
Media production students enter careers ranging from TV and radio producers and directors to social media, nonprofit and advocacy communications, advertising and education.
Media studies students are well suited for careers in writing, marketing, media and advertising. Some of our graduates pursue further academic studies and enroll in the BGSU master’s program in media and communications.
BGSU graduates of the media production and studies program work for the Associated Press, E! Network, Discovery Communications and Sirius XM Radio.
All media production and studies students are required to complete two internships, which provide significant, real-world experience before graduation.
The campus PBS affiliate, WBGU-TV, is one of the local options that offer internships. Falcon Media, the BGSU student media organization, also has options to gain hands-on experience.
Other internship opportunities are available across the nation, thanks to connections from BSGU’s well placed alumni.
The core of the curriculum for the media production and studies program is designed to help you analyze and understand the context that shapes media and the effects of different types of media communication. Students also develop the skills and knowledge to create content for a variety of platforms.
You can choose to pursue a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.
- Bachelor of Arts – more focused on the art of communication
- Bachelor of Arts in Communication – focused on understanding why and how we communicate
Whichever degree you choose, you can specialize in:
Media Production – For those who want to become leaders in the production of effective media content and media industry management. You will gain the creative and technical capabilities to produce high-quality audio and video for today's multi-platform media environment. Foundational courses include media literacy, social practices, media policy and broadcast history.
Media Studies – Students who specialize in media studies are generally more interested in analysis and criticism than production. You learn to analyze trends in media industries and understand the influences of media on individuals and society. Classes focus on the study of broadcast history, technology, representation practices, market structures and media industry policies.
- Television and Video Production
- Multiple-camera Studio Directing
- Audio Production
- Media and the Information Society
- Writing for Electronic Media
- Privacy, Dissent and the Surveillance Society
- Television Newscast Directing
Get involved early and start building your resume so that you can compete successfully for internships.
- BGSU Falcon Media is the student media organization at Bowling Green State University. Media outlets include:
- National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) advocates on behalf of Black journalists and media professionals in the U.S. and worldwide.
- Media Student Association is an organization for media production and studies majors that connects students with on-campus and off-campus organizations, internships and scholarship opportunities.
- Pi Kappa Delta is the National Forensics and Communication Honorary Society.
- Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSS) is an organization for people interested in pursuing a career in public relations. The group organizes field trips, professional speakers and other activities
- Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) is an organization for people interested in pursuing a career in journalism. SPJ features field trips, professional speakers and other activities.
- Falcon Forensics Speech and Debate Team is a co-curricular team that prepares speeches, debates and interpretive performances to compete with students from other academic institutions.
Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
The media production program is accredited by Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC) and is in good standing.
Updated: 12/13/2023 02:40PM