What You Can Do with a Major in Media Studies

We are not currently accepting new applications for this program. Please contact the Office of Admission at 630-844-5533 or admission@aurora.edu for additional information.

Our curriculum, which combines both high-tech learning with the liberal-arts tradition, will prepare you to work in a wide variety of media design and development positions. You’ll gain practical experience that will build your skills in critical analysis, mass media writing, research, project management and leadership. With a media studies degree, you will have versatility and flexibility in defining your career path.

POTENTIAL CAREER TITLES

Prepare for potential careers as a(n):

  • Advertising Sales Representative
  • Artist: Digital/Graphic Arts
  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Cinematographer
  • Communications Coordinator
  • Copywriter/Screenwriter
  • Documentary Filmmaker
  • Exhibit/Display Designer
  • Film and Video Editor
  • Market Researcher
  • Production Assistant
  • Special Events Coordinator
  • Webmaster

Potential careers for graduates with additional education or experience:

  • Advertising Executive
  • Arts Educator
  • College Professor
  • Lawyer
  • Managing Editor
  • Marketing Executive
  • Media Relations Director
  • Mediator
  • Producer
  • Supervising Sound Editor

CAREER PLANNING AND JOB SEARCH RESOURCES

CAMPUS OPPORTUNITIES

Student organizations:

  • Lambda Pi Eta (Communications Honors)
  • NOLOS (AU Literary Magazine)

Media:

  • Spartan Chronicle
  • SpartanCast

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT CAREER SERVICES:

630-844-5403 | career@aurora.edu | aurora.edu/career
Eckhart Hall, Room 316