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Multimedia Studies

  • Available as major (B.S. degree) and minor
    Entertain or instruct others through media. Find stories that aren’t being told and tell them through pictures, words, images. Communicate to millions through one production. Your degree in multimedia studies will help you do all this and more.

  • At Olivet, you will get into your major classes right away. Integrate your study and hands-on practice for a dynamic educational experience.

    Concentrations available:  

    • Broadcast journalism
    • Film studies
    • Print and online journalism
    • Radio broadcasting
    • TV/video production 

    At Olivet, you can: 

    • Apply your learning by working at Shine.FM, one of the top contemporary Christian radio stations in the country
    • Learn the fundamentals of television production – cameras, audio, lighting, studio work, field work and editing.
    • Produce short films, music videos, news programs and other creative projects. 
    • Learn how to write a script and organize a production, shoot it, and edit the final version. 
    • Work for Access ONU, our campus news magazine: producing, reporting, anchoring or as a behind-the-scenes director, technical director, editor or production assistant.
    • Use cameras from our fleet of high-end video cameras, including HD, beginning your freshman year and work in editing labs equipped with the industry-leading software packages, AVID and Final Cut Pro software. 
    • Take photography courses to enhance your training. Work in the on-campus still photo studio. 
    • And so much more!
    Additional Opportunities

    • Spend a semester in Los Angeles at the L.A. Film Studies Center (LAFSC), earning credit toward your Olivet degree. Take film courses and intern on a movie set, television show or at an animation center. 
    • Spend an advanced, experiential semester at the Washington Journalism Center (WJC) on Capitol Hill. Develop your professional news skills and think through the implications of being a Christian working in the news media in a city that is home to the powerful and the powerless.
    • Work on the staff of the award-winning GlimmerGlass campus newspaper. 
    • Become a member of Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Association’s official honor society.

    Internships

    This major requires you to complete an internship. Check out our recommendations or find your own exciting opportunities.

    Previous internships include:

    Chicago: Towers Productions, an Emmy-award winning production house; ABC News; Fox News; Chicago Bears; CLTV (Chicagoland Television News); SRN (Sports Radio Network); TLN (Total Living Network); O’Connor Casting Agency; Comcast Sports Network; and others.

    Hollywood: Warner Brothers; Paramount Pictures; Sony Pictures Imageworks; Ridley Scott & Associates; Sander Moses Productions; International Creative Management; Starz Media Group-Film Roman; Trailer Park; “Driving Force” (A&E); Greenhouse Productions; Hollywood Connect; Hollywood Prayer Network; New Link Media (realfusion.com); Special Effects Unlimited; American Humane Association; and others.

    Across the country: ABC News, Boston, Dallas and Champaign, Ill.; CBS News, South Bend, Ind., and Champaign, Ill.; Indianapolis Motor Speedway Productions; Fox Sports Network and Fox News, St. Louis; CMT (Country Music Television), Nashville; NBC News, Milwaukee and Cincinnati; Camp TV, Carrollton, Texas; PBS, Indianapolis; and others.

    Careers

    A degree in multimedia studies sets you up for a successful career in broadcast journalism; film studies; print and online journalism; radio broadcasting; and TV/video production.

    Multimedia Studies is part of the Department of Communication within the School of Professional Studies. 

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  • Learn from professors who not only have industry experience, but who also care deeply about your personal and professional success.

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