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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News and Stories

Boot Camp Trains NFL Players in Journalism

Boot Camp Trains NFL Players in Journalism

Thirteen current and former NFL players participated in the annual NFL Sports Journalism and Radio Boot Camp at BGSU. Faculty participants included Jim Foust, Terry Rentner and Kelly Taylor from the Department of Journalism and Public Relations. The event is part of the NFL Player Engagement Program and is hosted by BGSU journalism alumnus Dick Maxwell. Read More

WA1T Receives NCAA Award for Diversity

WA1T Receives NCAA Award for Diversity

WE ARE ONE TEAM (WA1T), a campus-wide initiative founded by SMC doctoral students Yannick Kluch, Chelsea Kaunert, and Christian Thompson, has been honored with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Minority Opportunities Athletic Association's 2017 Award for Diversity and Inclusion. Given that there are 1,121 NCAA member colleges and universities, this is an immense honor for BGSU and an excellent example of the leadership of SMC graduate students. Read More

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