The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Multimedia Communication is for students who wish to entertain or instruct others through media.
Whether it is communicating to millions of people through a production, or explaining systems and programs through small presentations, a degree in multimedia communication prepares students for the new corporate global village.
Olivet communication students get into classes within their major right away, allowing integration of study and hands-on practice, resulting in a dynamic educational experience.
Multimedia Communication Concentrations
The concentration in Film Studies is for the student who desires to creatively communicate inspiring, encouraging and challenging stories through a career in the film industry. Olivet students gain the skills and resources needed to be a positive influence in the world of entertainment with training, theory and hands-on experiences.
Olivet students produce short films, music videos, news programs and other creative projects in our studios. Our fleet of high-end HD equipment, available for use beginning a student's freshman year, is an Olivet advantage. Top-notch editing labs equipped with the industry-leading software packages and software make this program unique.
Radio and Audio Media
The concentration in Radio and Audio Media is for the student who desires a career in radio or the recording industry. Through a multitude of radio industry jobs, Olivet alumni are collectively reaching more than 60 million listeners daily.
Whether as an on-air personality or in the production or promotions side of radio and recording, an Olivet degree sets broadcasters up for success. Students apply learning by working at Olivet’s radio station, Shine.FM. One of the top contemporary Christian radio networks in the country, Shine.FM is an award-winning network of five stations, including the Hispanic radio ministry, Brilla.FM.
With solid skills in production, writing and editing, as well as critical thinking abilities and valuable experience in an exciting internship, radio students benefit from the skills and knowledge of professors who are already successful in the professional world.
Television and Video Production
The concentration in Television and Video Production is for the student who desires a career crafting the big-world possibilities behind the small screen. With a career in television or video production, our grads have the power to reach millions.
Olivet students learn the fundamentals of television production — cameras, audio, lighting, studio work, field work, editing —and produce short films, music videos, news programs and other creative projects. Access ONU, the campus news video magazine, allows students to produce, report, anchor, direct, edit and assist in production.
The concentration in Multimedia Journalism is ideal for the student who wishes to be at the forefront of the world’s news — crafting the culture of media. Olivet journalism students sort through complex ethical issues and confront the contemporary issues of today.
Students participate in a variety of journalism opportunities, including Access ONU, the Office of Marketing, ONU Athletics sports information office, practicums and internships. Students have the option to spend a semester at the King's College in New York City, to earn credits toward their degree.
Live Event Media Management
The concentration in Live Event Media Management is for those who can expertly blend and edit media behind the scenes to maximize impact. Media management prepares students for dynamic and exciting careers in a wide variety of live event settings.
Working behind the scenes as a sound engineer, lighting designer, technical director or live camera operator, students with an Olivet communication degree use their talents to create live events that will impact the Kingdom for Christ.
Students have the option to spend a semester at the Contemporary Music Center in Nashville, to earn course credits toward their degree.
The concentration in Ministry Media is for those who aspire to work in media production at a church, on the mission field or for a not-for-profit. By taking courses in both the Department of Communication and School of Theology and Christian Ministry, students are fully prepared to serve the Lord in powerful, unique and creative ways.