Electronic Media Emphasis

A communication student gives a presentation
Communication student Vanya Grove presents his original animation

You can study Electronic Media as an emphasis of the Communication Studies major, or as a minor.

In the program, you'll actively engage in writing, critiquing, producing, editing, and directing a wide range of media content.

Coursework based on individual and group productions allows you to work in simulated professional environments while learning the tools of the media industry.

You'll learn to produce creative content for print and electronic media, including the Internet. You'll work directly with a variety of technologies, including high-definition video cameras, television studio equipment, professional audio recording instruments, and state-of-the-art editing software.

Student productions are a staple of this emphasis, and are showcased through campus screenings, television programs, on the web, and in the campus newspaper.

Hands-On Experiences

The Communication Studies Major at Lynchburg College focuses on real-world experience, providing students with up-to-date technologies and opportunities to use them.

  • Television broadcasting
  • Work-study students apprentice with faculty professionals on projects
  • Online reporting and multimedia journalism
  • Documentary film production
  • Audio recording and editing
  • DVD authoring
  • TV studio production
  • Short film production
  • Digital motion graphics
  • Animation
  • Commercial writing and production
  • Cross-campus projects with theatre, music, art and others
  • Internships and study abroad

 

Career Possibilities

The Electronic Media Emphasis prepares students for success in technology-driven media careers. Graduates in this emphasis often choose careers in:

Television and Digital Video

  • News Anchor
  • News Director
  • Video Editor
  • Motion Graphic Artist
  • Sports or Weather reporter
  • Sound Engineer
  • Advertisement Director

Cinema and Film

  • Movie Producer
  • Director
  • Documentary filmmaker
  • Cinematographer/Director of Photography
  • Screenwriter
  • Editor
  • Production manager

Interactive Media and the Web

  • Interactive Creative Director
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Online Video Marketer
  • Digital Content Producer
  • New Media Videographer