Media Studies and Production Classes

As a Media Studies and Production master’s program student, you’ll get scholarly and professional training in several areas of study, with a general foundation in communication theory and methodology.


Communication Scholarship

In this concentration, introductory, intermediate and advanced courses are offered in the following areas of study:

  • Institutions - Learn the economics, history, law, policy and regulation that pertain to media and new technology industries in both national and international contexts.
  • Social Processes - Explore the cultural, political, psychological and sociological aspects of media and communications technologies, particularly in terms of their impact on everyday life.
  • Organizations and Networks - Analyze the behavior and management of communication systems, particularly in terms of media industries and institutions.


In preparation for a professional career, students can build a production portfolio and enhance their understanding of media management, business and research.

Students will access:

  • The fourth-largest media market in the nation and an ideal location to study and produce media.
  • Internships with most of the major media entities in the region.
  • Opportunities for practical experience with  student-run media outlets including TUTV, Bell Tower Music, OwlSports Update and WHIP

Plus One Option

The Plus One program enables Media Studies and Production majors and Communication Studies majors to pursue a Master of Arts in Media Studies and Production in an additional year. Students begin taking graduate courses during the second semester of junior year that count toward both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees. After earning a bachelor’s degree, students can complete graduate course work the following year, including two summer semesters. Learn more about our accelerated programs.

Sample Courses

Graduation Requirements

To graduate from this program, you’ll need to successfully complete 36 credits of required and elective course work. You must maintain continuous enrollment in the program and an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. The Master of Arts in Media Studies and Production program culminates in comprehensive exams, a master’s project or a master’s thesis.