Media Communication

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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.


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CMM 113 - Basic News Writing and Reporting (3)
CMM 135 - Broadcast Journalism Writing (3)
CMM 232 - Basic Audio Production (3)
CMM 238 - Basic Video Production (3)
CMM 353 - Contemporary Issues (3)
CMM 360 - Multiplatform Journalism (3)
CMM 421 - Journalism Internship (0-12)
CMM 445 - Legal and Ethical Issues (3)
CMM 495 - Capstone Seminar and Workshop (3)
CMS 105 - Fundamentals of Communication (3)
CMS 210 - Public Speaking (3)
GDC 258 - Introduction to Digital Media (3)
GDC 345 - Web Design (3)
ATV 131 - KDNE (0-1)
ATV 132 - Doane Owl (0-1)
ATV 133 - 1014 Magazine (0-1)
CMM 293 - Television Practicum (1)
CMM 210 - Film Studies (3)
CMM 213 - Beat Reporting (3)
CMM 214 - Photojournalism (3)
CMM 223 - Editing and Design (3)
CMM 231 - Introduction to Magazine Publishing (3)
CMM 245 - Broadcast Performance (3)
CMM 285 - Introduction to Writing Creative Nonfiction (3)
CMM 315 - The Electronic Journalism Program (3)
CMM 355 - Advanced Electronic Production (3)
CMS 351 - Persuasion (3)
CMS 226 - Beginning Competitive Speech I (0-3)
CMS 227 - Beginning Competitive Speech II (0-3)
CMS 326 - Advanced Competitive Speech I (0-3)
CMS 327 - Advanced Competitive Speech II (0-3)

Program Overview
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