A few courses that make up the core of the electronic media and film major include:
- Media & the Creative Process
- Motion Graphics
- Web Design & Development
- Foley Art
- Ethics, Law & Media
- Creative & Client Immersion
For those interested in film theory, the film studies minor provides students with the tools to analyze films from a variety of perspectives. Explore our program and course descriptions in our online course bulletin.
HIGH-IMPACT PRACTICES: EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING & INTERNSHIPS
Our Approach — 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. As responsible citizens, they recognize the power of the media to fuel opinions and decisions that will shape society's future. Capital's FMP program prepares students to handle these responsibilities ethically and critically.
At Capital, we pride ourselves in our embrace of high-impact practices proven to optimize learning. These practices include immersion and capstone projects, internships, undergraduate research, and many hands-on approaches that allow students to apply what they learn in the classroom to a real-world projects.
In film and media production, we also offer pre-professional courses which any major on campus can add to their schedule. These include:
CapTV, create a variety of content for our campus television network working with professionals in the industry.
Watch at captv.org
WXCU Radio, be a DJ for our campus radio station and build up your personality and specialty show.
Listen at wxcuradio.com
- Filmmakers, produce short narrative films and special focus on single-camera production
- Students can compete in the annual 48 Hour Film Royale each Fall semester on campus, as well as local and regional festivals.
- Our immersion courses have worked with internal and external partners such as the Columbus Police Department, the Main Street Corridor, Ohio Homeland Security, and Capital University.
AWARDS & Internships
WXCU Radio earned a national nomination of “Best Online Radio Station” at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting Systems and was voted “Best Student Run Internet Only Radio Station” by the College Music Journal. Since 2016 the FMP program has earned:
Four (4) Student Engagement Awards
- Five (5) Student Engagement Nominations
- Sixteen (16) National Intercollegiate Broadcasting Awards
- Five (5) Ohio Valley NATAS Student Production Awards
- Nine (9) Ohio Valley NATAS Student Production Honorable Mentions
- Four (4) National Film Festival Selections
We encourage students in the FMP program to think broadly as they search for a media internship experience. Capital’s location in Columbus, a major metropolitan area, give students an opportunity to apply their knowledge and hone their skills at television and radio stations, cable television companies, production houses, public relations firms, and educational and not-for-profit groups.
Recent internships placed students in the media industry at:
- National Broadcasting Channel (NBC) In L.A. And New York City
- OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network)
- Cyanna Education Services
- Ology, Kinopicz America
- WBNS-10TV, CD 102.5
We are proud of our alums and work to maintain our #capfam long after graduation. Alums working in the creative industries are regularly brought in as guest speakers, judges of student work, and to network with current students.
||The TV Studio serves as a production studio for students majoring in film & media production as well as the broader campus community. Equipment with a full LED lighting system, 36 x 24 ft. two-walled infinity cyclorama, 24 ft. green screen, 360-degree curtain track with two black, one green and one tan curtain.
||The Radio Station is home to WXCU Radio, 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.
|Film & Media Production Lab
||Our computer lab is outfitted with Macintosh computers, the Adobe CC Suite, Final Draft for screenwriting, and DaVinci Resolve for color grading. As well as a 7.1 surround sound audio system, two whisper rooms for audio recording, and a color grading suite with the DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel.
||Students have a range of equipment available for check out, including BlackMagic Design cameras, Sony NX5 video cameras, and Canon DSLRs. Along with LED light panels, Zoom audio recorders, Wacom tablets, DJI drone, Ronin gimbal, and other professional gear.