Media Studies and Communication

At Miami, you will be encouraged to explore new ways to write, research, and interact through digital texts and media, and to work with evolving technologies that will put you at the forefront of multimedia development, digital game studies, online journalism, and digital communication.

Highlights and Opportunities

  • Work in game labs, 3D visualization classrooms, a motion capture lab, and an immersive virtual environment through the Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies
  • Get involved in Miami's San Francisco Digital Innovation Center, which offers a semester-long program that includes coursework and an internship with a Bay Area company
  • Experience a close-up look at many careers and network with prestigious Miami alumni and other professionals through the Inside Workshop series:
    • Inside Hollywood reveals the behind-the-scenes structure and operations of the entertainment industry with tours of TV production facilities and meetings with Los Angeles-based Miami alumni
    • Inside Washington gives students the opportunity to meet the movers and shakers of the nation’s capital, including key media and political figures
    • Inside New York provides the ultimate insider's view of the advertising and public relations industry in New York City
    • Inside Chicago offers in-depth visits to the Windy City with Miami alumni representing both famous global brands and smaller boutique firms in the fields of public relations, marketing, advertising, and media
    • Inside Cleveland helps students meet with Cleveland-based Miami alums to gain real-world insight into a wide variety of career choices for liberal arts majors
  • Develop new models for reporting and produce online content for Cox Ohio Newspapers, Cincinnati Public Radio, and the Cincinnati Business Courier as a journalism intern
  • Cover stories for the Miami Student newspaper and submit original prose and poetry to the undergraduate literature and art magazine, Inklings
  • Use a digital classroom to research and write in a variety of technologies via the first-year writing class, From Amazon to YouTube
  • Participate in a summer program in Kosovo, which includes an internship for an international online news agency
  • Create and produce television programming as an intern at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital's new Seacrest Studios, a broadcast facility designed exclusively for hospital patients and their families

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