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With a degree in Emerging Media, Capital students are prepared to produce a wide range of online content. As a student, you will take a core of courses from business to design to professional writing. It’s up to you to choose an area of emphasis – create your own individualized curriculum based on your interests and vision for your career.

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Emerging Media

One of the fast-growing majors, Emerging Media allows students to meet the growing needs of employers through their own creative pursuits. The entertainment and information you consume everyday was designed, written, and produced by professionals. Capital's Emerging Media degree gives students a broad range of study that includes classes from other disciplines, outside of media. As a student, you will begin with classes that focus on the basics of messaging. From there, you will then select a concentration in public relations, marketing, film and media production, journalism, performance technology or digital design. The collaborative nature of the degree gives students a comprehensive perspective on how media comes together.

What can you do with a degree in this academic area?

  • Social Media Managers
  • Content Creators
  • Account Managers
  • Brand Managers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Video Editors
  • Communication Specialists
  • Website Managers
  • Directors of Marketing and Communication
  • Freelance Creators

Student Run Media Outlets: WXCU Radio and The Chimes


Possible Concentrations


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Experiential Learning

Students earning their Emerging Media degree are strongly encouraged to participate in a wide variety of activities that will help them gain the skills and knowledge they’ll need to launch successful careers. These activities include teaching techniques and strategies like internships, undergraduate research projects, client-based immersion classes, and hands-on learning opportunities. With a campus located only minutes away from Columbus and faculty with industry connections, students are easily able to find an internship experiences to integrate the knowledge and skills gained through the program before graduation.

Program Philosophy

One of the first to focus on the digital convergence of historically distinct disciplines and to encourage exploration across a variety of media, an Emerging Media degree from Capital is an exciting pathway to your future. Designed with input from professionals working in the media industry, the curriculum consists of a core set of courses that provide the necessary foundation of knowledge and skills. Learn how traditional media has converged into one seamless online environment and gain the skills to be able to create your own strategic content.

What to Expect

Students who want to excel as Emerging Media professionals need to know how a range of disciplines work together: film and video, public relations, business, marketing, journalism, graphic design, and more. With over 90 student organizations on campus, there are unlimited opportunities to get involved and learn your craft outside of the traditional classroom setting. Pre-professional courses like CapTV, WXCU radio, or student organizations like Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), and the Chimes newspaper welcome all students and offer professional experience in a safe environment.

Sample Classes

  • Media Criticism & Analysis
  • Introduction to Graphic Design
  • Emerging Media
  • Introduction to Business
  • Writing in the Professions
  • Introduction to Public Relations
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