School of Media & Communication


Welcome to the School of Media and Communication (SMC) at BGSU! We offer majors in Broadcast Journalism, Multiplatform Journalism, Public Relations, Media Production and Studies and Communication. Students can also minor in Journalism, Media Production and Studies, Communication, Documentary Studies and Advertising. At the graduate level, we offer a PhD in Media and Communication and several Master’s specializations, including a part-time professional MA program in Strategic Communication.

In these programs, students exercise their creative and technical abilities to produce professional grade audio and video across platforms in news, sports and music. They develop skills in argumentation, facilitation, negotiation, conflict resolution and public speaking. And they become informed consumers of mediated and political discourses.

Students in our programs go on to careers in advertising, media sales, public relations, human relations, media production, journalism, community, service, international affairs, human resources, communications and politics. Some students continue their studies in graduate school or professional schools such as law.

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New Home, New Facilities

State-of-the-art Michael and Sara Kuhlin Center features cutting-edge technology. READ MORE

News and Stories

Anti-Bullying Celebrate Diversity Institute

Anti-Bullying Celebrate Diversity Institute

Bowling Green State University’s (BGSU) School of Media and Communication (SMC) supports anti-bullying campaigns and strongly supports inclusivity.  SMC faculty member Lisa Hanasono was invited to the University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac’s Anti-Bullying Celebrate Diversity (ABCD) Institute conference, to serve as this year’s keynote speaker. Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Emily Helm

Alumni Spotlight: Emily Helm

Emily Helm is continuing her education after receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from Bowling Green State University in May 2017.  She is attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia, pursuing a master’s degree in business administration.
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Faculty Focus: Jose Cardenas

Faculty Focus: Jose Cardenas

BGSU Senior Lecturer Jose Cardenas has been interested in TV and films for as long as he can remember. ‘‘When I’d watch TV, I can recall wondering how the images and audio came through this box,’’ Cardenas said. ‘‘I was curious how it actually worked.’’ It’s only fitting, then, that Cardenas has centered his lengthy career around various elements of film production. While he’s been with the University’s department of Media Production and Studies for 16 years, he’s worked as a camera operator and director of photography on movie sets for nearly double that amount of time. One of Cardenas’ most recent film projects entailed serving as a second unit director on the 2017 horror film ‘‘Asylum of Darkness.’’ Read More