The Department of Media Studies is designed to offer quality instruction in programs designed for professional media communicators of the 21st century. We offer majors in the following programs: Audio and Video Production, Mass Communication, and Journalism.
We are housed in the $87 million Johnson Center, which opened in August 2015. Majors include Audio and Video Production, Journalism, Mass Communication, Multimedia Studies, Digital Publishing and Video Production. Students will gain hands-on instruction in a state-of-the-art video control room, a dedicated Macintosh computer lab and professional size studio with green screen capabilities. The facility is also home to the Belmont Vision, the department's award-winning digital student news and information publication
The Department of Media Studies strives to offer comprehensive professional training, practical career experiences and theoretical understanding of the roles and responsibilities of mass media in the 21st century. Graduates will enter the workplace or continue in graduate studies with the ability to think critically, communicate effectively and develop talents and skills constructively.
The purpose of the Department of Media Studies is to equip students with the skills necessary to begin careers in a variety of media-related professions, including: Audio and Video Production, Broadcasting, Journalism, Media Management, and Online Publishing. The faculty will work to prepare graduates who are competent, ethical and progressive in their chosen fields of study.