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Media Studies

The Media Studies program is for students with an interest in media or other related mass communication fields.  Our facilities include an active TV studio, podcasting studio, up-to-date audio-visual equipment, Mac and PC labs, and drones to prepare you for your day-to-day life when you enter the workforce. As a bonus, general communication courses required in the program help prepare our students to become proficient and professional communicators.

student in computer lab

Why Study Media Studies at Radford?

  • You will have access to high-end audio-and-visual equipment and studios, including a state-of-the-art television and podcasting studio.
  • Senior-year students complete a capstone project of their design and choice.
  • You get one-on-one experience with faculty who worked in the advertising and journalism fields.
  • Students have internship opportunities.
  • The program’s students work on a monthly TV program produced and “written” by students.

Careers and Internships

Media Studies opens a broad world of exciting opportunities for our students. The most common industries for graduates include TV and film, advertising, public relations, and journalism. The variety of occupations you could pursue includes film and video editor and camera operator, broadcast/sound/video technician, news analyst, reporter, journalist, interpreter or translator, writer, public relations specialist, and many more.

Learn more about occupations and the outlook for Media Studies.

Opportunities for Media Studies students at Radford

  • Student Media
  • TV show production
  • WVRU

Admissions Requirements

There are no special requirements for admission. But 36-42 credit hours need to be around Major & Concentration. For all communication students:

  • B.A. paths typically require 12 credit hours of foreign language (or less for advanced students) and a B.S. requires
  • B.S. paths require 6-8 credit hours of science or social science courses
  • 210 students are currently enrolled in this program

  • 99% career placement for graduates

We want to get to know you better and we are excited that you are ready to take your next step and learn more about us. We are here to help you and look forward to working with you during your college search process.