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Communication and Media

To inquire about this program:
Dr. Adam Dean | 423.869.6685 |   

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 (Starting Fall 2024)

Sports Media Minor

Nearly half the U.S. population tunes in to watch live sports, and they depend on Sports Media producers to make it happen. With a minor in Sports Media, students learn the fundamentals of this growing industry, and have the opportunity to write original articles, stream podcasts and produce sports documentaries to compete in a thriving global market. 

Students with a Sports Media minor take 18 hours of coursework, including Newswriting, Single Camera and Digital Editing. Students also choose from a wide selection of electives such as Fundamentals of Acting, Social Media, Audio Production, Multi-Camera, TV News, Strategic Communication and Media Law. 


Meet the Faculty

Dr. Adam Dean, Media Communication Program Director and Assistant Professor of Media Communication

Dr. Charlie Gee, Associate Professor, Media Communication

Mr. Joe Gill, Technical Director / Designer of Lincoln Memorial University Theatre, Assistant Professor of Theatre, and Faculty Athletic Representative

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

Contact Us

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