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The Media Minor is designed for students outside of the Communication Studies major who might have an interest in media related careers.

This minor gives a broad overview of the media industry both with background in the history and effects of media to practical courses in writing and production. With the growing use of media throughout society, a media background can be beneficial in many career choices.

Department Facilities and Equipment

A professional television studio in Wallace Hall is home to MC-TV, a series program featuring news, entertainment and original student films broadcast to the campus on cable channel 14. Recently the studios were converted to all-digital production. More than 35 students participate in producing MC-TV each semester.

The studio is a versatile professional quality facility with resources for producing newscasts and variety shows. Recently a Communication Studies student-faculty produced documentary won a national award of excellence from the Broadcast Educators Association as well as a number of regional festival awards.

Radio station WMCR is a student operated campus station, broadcast through the campus cable system in FM stereo. The station has two new, professionally-equipped audio broadcast studios located in the Stockdale Center, one “on-air” and one for production and laboratory work. The studio equipment used is like that in a commercial station. More than 60 students participate in radio activities each semester.

We operate a newly constructed Computer/Media laboratory in Wallace Hall with Windows based design and editing stations for 20 students, including computers equipped with software for audio/video editing, multi-media production, graphic design, web authoring and other applications. These facilities are used by students for a variety of course-related and personal projects.