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"What can I do with a degree in media studies?"

A media studies emphasis prepares students for a variety of media-related careers. Depending on the electives chosen, students can qualify for the following positions among many others.

Broadcast Technician Sales Service Representative
Film Editor Studio Crew Member
TV Announcer Various Filmmaking Careers
Reporter/Fill Anchor Production Assistant
Publishing Media Manager
News Writer Floor Director
Radio Broadcaster Videographer
Program Director Jockey
Communications Manager Advertising Copywriter
Sportscaster Television Producer

Sample Employers:

College and Universities Trade Associations
Public Relations Agencies Radio Stations
Industry Film Producers Magazine Firms
Television Stations Advertising Agencies
Film Studios Nonprofit Organizations
Cable Systems Market Research Firms
Music Video Producers Catalog Firm

Resources for Media Studies Students:

NetAcademy on Media Management
Entertainment Employment Journal
Broadcast Education Association
Interscape Media Job Listings
NationJob: Advertising/Media Jobs
Broadcast Employment Services
Media Bistro
American Advertising Federation
Association of National Advertisers

Undergraduate Advising

Laura Vazquez
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Watson Hall 213
(815) 753-7107

Nathan Rice
Office Support Specialist
Watson Hall 209
(815) 753-1712


Ryan Pumroy
(815) 753-5354
Watson Hall 217