The media production program is part of the School of Media and Communications in the BGSU College of Arts and Sciences.   

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Media Production and Studies

Listen. Watch. Produce. Understand. Analyze. The Media Production and Studies program develops professionals who can create and respond to America and the world's fascination with media on existing or yet-to-be media platforms. Students who specialize in media and production learn how to take advantage of these trends and become leaders in the production of media content and media industry management.


Quality classroom experiences

Students work with dedicated and knowledgeable faculty to learn and practice their skills in state-of-the-art audio and video production studios, and in active learning classrooms in the Michael & Sara Kuhlin Center. Expert faculty also help students explore timely topics and trends to prepare them for careers in the ever-changing media industries. 

Stand Out in courses like

  • Television and Video Production
  • Audio Production
  • Media and the Information Society
  • Writing for Electronic Media
  • Global Media Systems and Policy
  • Media Content Production Channels
  • Media Influences on Individuals and Society
  • Audience Research

Curriculum

Students who specialize in media production develop the creative and technical capabilities to produce high-quality audio and video products for the current multi-platform media environment. Foundational courses include media literacy, social practices, media policy and broadcast history. The media studies curriculum focuses on the study of broadcast history, technology, representation practices, market structures and media industry policies to help students learn to analyze trends in media industries and understand the influences of media on individuals and society.

Internships and Careers

Media Production and Studies students are required to complete two internships, which provide significant, real-world experience prior to graduation. The campus PBS affiliate, WBGU-TV, is one of the local options that offers internships and employment. Falcon Media, the student media organization, also has options to gain hands-on experience. Our graduates have gone on to careers with communications agencies, marketing organizations, government, media companies, TV and radio companies and publishing companies.

Average Starting Salary & BGSU Placement Rate

$29,478 — BGSU media production and studies graduates average starting salary

95.2% of media production and studies graduates report they're employed, in graduate school or starting a business within six months of graduation

Go Far in your career

  • Media Planner
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Music Producer
  • Program Researcher
  • Social Media Manager
  • Television/Film/Video Producer
  • Web Content Manager

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The media production program is part of the School of Media and Communications in the BGSU College of Arts and Sciences.   

Learning Outcomes - Media Production

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in Media Production are expected to:

  • Comprehend and analyse the historical, cultural, political, and economic contexts that shape the operations of electronic media systems (broadcasting, telephony, Internet, digital media);
  • Critically analyze the social, cultural, and psychological effects and implications of electronic media systems from a variety of theoretical and policy perspectives;
  • Comprehend the key social science research methods used in researching the role of electronically mediated communication processes;
  • Formulate the effectively communicate ideas in oral, written, and visual contexts;
  • Comprehend and apply the various production, performance, and writing techniques that are integral to the realization of effective media texts.

Learning Outcomes - Media Production

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in Media Studies are expected to:

  • Comprehend and analyze the historical, cultural, political, and economic contexts that shape the operation of electronic media systems (broadcasting, telephony, Internet, digital media);
  • Critically analyze the social, cultural, and psychological effects and implications of electronic media systems from a variety of theoretical and policy perspectives;
  • Comprehend and apply the key social science research methods used in researching the role of electronically mediated communication processes;
  • Formulate and effectively communicate ideas in oral, written, and visual contexts;
  • Comprehend and analyze the various production, performance, and writing techniques that are integral to the realization of effective media texts.

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 The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is in good standing.

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