Humans are complex and creative beings, and throughout history people have gathered and shared information through telling stories and entertaining each other. At Capital, you’ll learn by doing. Develop your writing, filming, editing, storytelling, strategic, and persuasive skills across a range of platforms guided by communication professionals. Our programs provide numerous opportunities to learn and apply what you’re learning in the classroom through internships, immersion courses, and pre-professional activities. Capital’s close proximity to state government, multinational businesses, media companies, and nonprofit organizations offers our students opportunities to gain professional experience. Whatever area you choose, you can be sure you will be equipped with a strong liberal arts background and the skills and knowledge you need to effectively tell your story.
What can you do with a degree in this academic area?
- Account Managers
- Communications Directors
- Content Managers
- Content Producers
- Digital Strategists
- Social Media Specialists
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At Capital, students are taught through high-impact practices which includes teaching techniques and strategies like internships, undergraduate research projects, client-based immersion classes, and hands-on, pre-professional learning opportunities. Students have the opportunity to network with professionals throughout their time in the program. Previous internships include Columbus Crew, Ronald McDonald House, NASCAR, and Columbus Zoo. During their final year at Capital, students work with real-world clients to create a campaign that can be implemented in a professional environment.
If you’re excited about making video or film, you should consider Film and Media Production, which prepares students for careers in video production, media, and the creative industries. If you’d like to work on behalf of a company or nonprofit organization to share information and develop relationships with consumers, donors, and other key constituents, you might consider Public Relations. If you have a broad set of interests and want to learn to produce online content, then our Emerging Media program may be for you. Students who major in Emerging Media take a core of courses from business to design to professional writing.
The Media Department is housed in the Convergent Media Center (CMC) on Capital’s Bexley campus. Designed for learning, the CMC is an-open concept, collaborative space that features a professional television studio and radio station, event spaces for student-run media groups, a professional recording studio, digital art and design laboratories, and classrooms. Students can often be found in one of the many study areas throughout the building, all designed to impact student success both in and outside of a traditional classroom setting.