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There’s a lot that happens behind the scenes of your favorite TV or radio station. In the electronic media program, you’ll get hands-on experience in broadcasting and multi-platform media through Wayne State’s own award-winning student media and stations – KWSC-FM, a federally licensed radio station, and KWSC Studios, a video production facility and the converged WSC Student Media online platforms. You’ll also develop a strong base in learning about communication law, mass media and society, management, and ethics. Put it all together, and you’ll be ready for leadership roles on the air or in the studio.

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99.8% of WSC grads are employed or in grad school

Percent of recent WSC graduates employed or in graduate school
based on the most recent graduate survey

Fast Facts

Degrees offered: B.A., B.S.


Hours required:
For concentration: 36
General education: 41
To graduate from WSC: 120


Popular minors: Online Media, Editing and Publishing, Journalism, Spanish, Sports Management


School: Arts and Humanities


Department: Communication Arts


History: Wayne State has a long history of providing real-life media opportunities to students, with the radio station going on the air in 1971 and the TV station starting in 1976.


Annual events: “The Roommate Game” is the longest running college television game show in the Midwest. KWSC-FM also holds its Turkey Drop and Haven House remote events annually.

Mass Communication Scholarships

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. Learn more about scholarships and financial aid for your degree in electronic media.

Our Focus is Results

Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world.

Skills

Skills Learned

  • News writing and reporting
  • Hands-on radio production and management
  • Hands-on video production and live broadcasting
  • Legal and ethical standards of mass communication
  • Journalism for web and broadcast
  • Editing video and audio (post production)
  • Leadership and organization
  • Communication
  • Professional standards and ethics
  • Time management
  • Media management

Careers

Possible Careers

  • Radio announcer
  • Television producer
  • News reporter
  • On-air personality
  • Disc jockey
  • Electronic publication specialist
  • Broadcast or multi-media producer
  • Program director
  • Social or digital media specialist
  • Media planner or buyer
  • Audio or video technician

Employers

Employers

  • TV networks
  • Radio stations
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Public relations firms
  • Production companies
  • Advertising agencies
  • Marketing firms
  • Businesses and corporations
  • Schools, colleges, and universities
  • Self-employment

Learn from the Best

Our faculty are accomplished, with 85% of our full-time faculty having the highest degree in their field. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. And with a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in a personalized setting with a friendly atmosphere.

Outside the Classroom

At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education by participating in clubs, organizations, internships, and more.

Student clubs and organizations

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Communication Arts Workshops

Workshops

Electronic media workshops will give you abundant firsthand experience in a wide range of multimedia content throughout your college career. You’ll build your portfolio to prepare for a career in media. You’ll take on a variety of responsibilities in serving as management and staff of KWSC-FM and KWSC-TV on and off campus.ā€‹

Activities Outside the Classroom

Opportunities

  • Wildcat Spirit Short Film Festival – A special opportunity to showcase your filmmaking skills, meet other filmmakers in the region, and compete for prizes.
  • Trips and tours - You’ll get the chance to attend the National Student Electronic Media Convention and Nebraska Collegiate Media Association meetings. The WSC Media Club and students from KWSC-FM and KWSC Studios travel to Omaha, Neb., Lincoln, Neb., Norfolk, Neb., Sioux City, Iowa, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Kan., and Denver – all markets for station and media business tours.
  • Awards - Media students annually attend the NCMA’s Golden Leaf Awards, which rewards Nebraska college journalists for their work. 
  • Study Abroad - Earn credit toward your degree while experiencing exciting global adventures overseas.
Internships

Internships

Internships at radio and TV stations, or through other communication organizations, are available. Recent internships have been at KTCH-AM/FM, US92, 106 KIX, KKLN TV, Outdoorsman Productions, The Golf Channel, and KETV-Omaha. Your academic advisor and the Career Services department can help you find internship opportunities.

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