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Communication and Media

The Lincoln Memorial University Communication and Media degree program will prepare you for exciting opportunities in various fields, including entertainment, advertising, and more. During the program, you will have a chance to learn on-air reporting, multi-media journalism, and live production processes. Students will also learn to master their off-camera skills, such as video editing and post-production.

If you've always dreamed of a career where you can write, direct, edit or produce short movies, commercials, public service announcements, radio programming, or podcasts, explore your creative skills here at LMU. The LMU communication major graduates have written, directed, edited, and produced their short movies. One graduate of the LMU Communications program was even recently nominated for an Emmy for her work as a TV news producer!

Overall, the Communication and Media major prepares students for various career options, on-air, behind the camera, or media project manager. Students will be prepared for the broad range of job options available in the media world.

 

Bachelor of Science in Communication and Media

Communication and Media Major:

  • Writing, producing & directing news packages for TV & radio.
  • Writing, producing & directing commercials, & public service announcements.
  • On-camera performance for news & dramatic productions for television and radio.
  • Directing and announcing sports programming.
  • Camera, editing, graphics, & audio skills for all media.
  • Creating social media and public relations campaigns.

Full Four-Year Plan

Communication and Media Minor

Many companies and organizations and many jobs need people to write, produce, edit, and direct content in a range of media. Whether it be in-house, online, or on the air, a minor in communications and media opens doors for applicants in many fields. For people in education, understanding how the media works and its effects on young people through our study of media literacy may allow teachers to understand the world of their students on a unique level.

Students with a Minor in Communication and Media take 18 hours of coursework, including Introduction to Media, Copywriting for Digital Media, Multi-camera Production, Digital Editing, Media Law, and Fundamentals of Acting.

 

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Career Opportunities in Communications

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, some professions within the Communication and Media field have a very positive outlook. For example, the overall employment of broadcast and sound engineering technicians is projected to grow 8 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations.

Employment of audio and visual equipment technicians is projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. More audio and video technicians should be needed to set up new, technologically advanced equipment or upgrade and maintain old, complex systems for various organizations. For more details on the career outlooks of some specific roles in the field of Communication and Media, see U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook; Communication and Media.

Communication and Media Internship Opportunities

As you pursue a communication and media major at LMU, you'll have diverse and exciting internship opportunities. LMU Communication and Media students have interned with mid-market TV stations, area radio stations, and the David Letterman Show. LMU internship sites have included the following:

  • WBIR-Channel 10 (NBC), Knoxville, TN
  • WVLT-Channel 8 (CBS), Knoxville, TN
  • WATE-Channel 6 (ABC), Knoxville, TN
  • ThinkTank, Knoxville, TN
  • WJDT FM 106.5 and WBGQ FM 100.7, Morristown, TN
  • MC-TV 22, Middlesboro, KY
  • Scripps Communication, Knoxville, TN
  • WFXY AM 1490, Middlesboro, KY

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Charlie Gee

Dr. Charlie Gee is an Associate Professor in Media Communication and Director of the Communication and Media Program with a background in radio and television news. His background has taken him to Eastern Europe to conduct workshops. He is also an award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker. Dr. Gee teaches applied theory courses such as multiple/single-camera production, video editing, Intro to Film, and Television News.

Joe Gill, MFA

Joe Gill is the Assistant Professor of Theater at Lincoln Memorial University and the former Director of the Arts in the Gap. He holds an MFA in Contemporary Performance from Naropa University and a master’s degree in theatre (emphasis in directing) from California State University Los Angeles. Over the last 25 years, he has directed, performed, and produced in many Los Angeles and New York venues. In Los Angeles, Joe co-founded Mijo Productions and is also a member of Moving Arts, Shumka Dance/Theatre Company before moving to Cumberland Gap, he recently worked with Denver’s Curious Theatre.

 

Contact Us

Dr. Charlie Gee
[email protected]
423.869.6386