Media and Communication
Students in the Media and Communication program (formerly Media and Culture) examine how media products, practices, institutions, and technologies allow us to communicate and connect with others and shape how we experience the world.
Media are diverse and integrated into every dimension of human life. That variety is reflected in the MAC program’s attention to a wide range of media, including television, film, podcasting, popular music, video games, and social media. It is also reflected in an interdisciplinary curriculum that prepares students to successfully navigate professional and personal lives defined by rapidly changing media. The program allows students to focus on areas they are most interested in. Students can learn how to make a short film or podcast; critique media messages that contribute to social inequalities or social change; examine the role algorithms and data play in the world of advertising and our wider culture; investigate the ways media technologies shape our everyday lives; or go behind the scenes of various media industries. By graduation, MAC students will gain the cultural competencies and media skills required to be successful media producers, ethical media consumers, and responsible media citizens.
MAC majors will develop expertise in up to three areas:
- Researching and analyzing media representations, technologies, industries, and practices to assess their impacts on individuals, cultures, and society.
- Gaining the skills and experiences necessary for success in a wide range of media and related industries.
- Producing high-quality audio, video, and film content in our professional grade studios.
Frequently Asked Questions
The program's interdepartmental framework brings together insights and applications from various disciplines while providing access to resources across several departments.
Writing and production classes are limited to 18 students in order to facilitate an effective learning environment.
Students have obtained internships in television and film production, broadcast management, social media communication, broadcast news, public relations, and political messaging and analysis, among others. Miami’s Inside Hollywood and Inside Washington programs also provide first-hand experience in the entertainment industry and political media. There are also a number of Miami student organizations such as Miami Television News that provide practical experience.
Our graduates have had successful careers in a wide range of areas including film and television production; media sales and management; media promotion; public relations; corporate communications; law; public policy and broadcast journalism.
- Ron Becker | Area Coordinator and Professor | email@example.com
- Dan Behnke | Instructor/Media Technology Specialist | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Matt Crain | Associate Professor | email@example.com
- Bruce Drushel | Professor, Department Chair| firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jennifer Fuller | Visiting Assistant Professor (Media & Communication) | email@example.com
- Katie Day Good | Assistant Professor | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mack Hagood | Robert H. and Nancy J. Blayney Associate Professor | email@example.com
- Caroline Hardin | Assistant Professor | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jacob Lassin | Teaching Fellow at the Havighurst Center and a Visiting Assistant Professor (Media & Communication) | email@example.com
- Lexi Jamieson Marsh | Visiting Instructor (Media & Communication) | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lisa McLaughlin | Associate Professor | email@example.com
- Andy Rice | Assistant Professor| firstname.lastname@example.org
- David Sholle | Associate Professor | email@example.com