Media Communication

Media Communication

Campus Location: 
College of Arts and Sciences

The ability to communicate has never been more important. In an increasingly connected world, our new Communication Department will give you the edge with skills that transcend all professions.

If you’re interested in producing content for broadcast, digital, print or visual media, then our media communication major is for you! Students who aspire to be broadcasters, filmmakers, journalists, social media strategists and more will learn the ins and outs of media production with the kind of hands-on experience you can only get at a smaller school. Plus, one-on-one instruction and mentoring from our faculty will help you hone your craft before graduation.

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Learning Environment

Media communication students have the whole campus as their canvas! Students will find endless opportunities to produce their own content as student journalists, DJs, filmmakers or on-camera talent with Doane’s student-run local radio station (91.9 FM, KDNE), TV broadcast (DCTV), campus newspaper (The Doane Owl), magazine (1014 Magazine) and website ( Our production studios and computer labs in Gaylord Hall, as well as our new recording studio in the Learning Commons, give students ample space and the best technology to produce media of any kind.

Outside of the classroom
Internships are required for media communication majors, and nothing helps students lay the foundation for a successful career quite like working in the industry.

Doane’s liberal arts education is predicated on real-world learning, and communication students have used their knowledge and experience from their time on campus to land internships with branding agencies, newspapers, nonprofits, radio stations and local politicians as interns. Our students have even interned at NBC-TV and The Late Show with David Letterman in New York and the Scripps Howard News Foundation and White House Press Corps in Washington D.C.!

We connect students with local and national internships through our College to Career Center, where dedicated full-time career counselors mentor our students into outstanding young professionals with their own personal brand.