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Electronic Media and Film Major
  • Capital University is proud to be the home of an experiential focused electronic media and film (EMF) program.  The program delivers a scholarly, creative, and skilled approach to the creation and study of media.  Specifically focusing on helping each student discover her or his powers as an independent artist and communicator.

    The EMF program prepares rational, proactive students for careers in media industries, media education, and in specialties that require substantial knowledge and appreciation of film and related media.  Students have many opportunities to work on experiential media projects to build their visual eye, portfolio, and professionalism for entry into creative media industries or into graduate school.  

    The EMF program encompasses analysis, critical inquiry, management, performance, production, programming and script writing.  A few courses that make up the core of the major include:  media and society, media writing, video production, broadcast sound production, and media management.  

    For those interested in film theory, the film studies minor provides students with the tools to analyze films from a variety of perspectives. 

    As well as receiving a broad base of course work in media creation, our students also receive a substantial background in the liberal arts.  We also support students' interests in other disciplines and areas of study.  

    Experiential Learning
    Experiential projects can include creating a variety of content for our campus television network, CapTV, as well as being a DJ or being a part of the management team for WXCU, our campus radio station.  WXCU station hosts several concerts each academic year and supports the efforts of student groups throughout campus.  

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    The TV studio serves as a production facility for students majoring in Communication with an emphasis in Electronic Media and Film as well as the broader campus community.  The studio is home to the CapTV Network and "Skyline Columbus," an interview program produced each semester by Capital students.  Students have a range of equipment available for check out, including Sony NX5 video cameras, Canon DSLRs, and other professional gear.  Our post production facility included the industry standard Adobe Master Collection, Avid Media Compser, and ProTools. 

    The radio station is home to WXCU, a student-led radio station featuring a commercial-style alternative format.  The station is equipped with the latest radio broadcasting technology, including both production and playback equipment currently used by broadcast stations in Columbus.  

    We encourage students in the EMF program to think broadly as they search for a media internship experience.  Columbus, as a major metropolitan area, offers a variety of media-related internship sites, such as television and radio stations, cable television companies, production houses, PR firms, educational and not-for-profit groups.

    Recent internships have included NBC4-TV, WBNS-10TV, WSYX-TV, WTVN-AM, WLVQ-FM, WWCD-FM (CD 102.5), WSNY-FM (Sunny 95), Mills James Productions, Gateway Film Center, Horizons Video & Film, Vanguard Productions, Shaw Video Communications, ONN (Ohio News Network), OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) and Ohio Government Television.  

    Media Industries employ the talents of writers, performers, videographers, editors, film reviewers, arts administrators, archivists, and technicians.  This is a population distinguished by its creativity, its currency of knowledge, and its commitment to excellence. Visually and aurally acute, media professionals understand the power of the media to educate and entertain.  They, as responsible citizens, recognize the power of the media to fuel opinions and decisions that will shape society's future.  Capital's EMF program prepares students to handle these responsibilities ethically and critically.