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The greatest demand in media and communication fields today is for cross-trained individuals who can move with confidence and agility among all areas including film/television production, journalism, broadcasting, post-production, and digital marketing.

This program fulfills the LTU mission of “Theory and Practice”  by offering students a background in critical film and media studies that is balanced with market-ready skills in media production. After graduation, students are prepared for a variety of careers in the studio, on location, and in the digital world.

Learn more about what our students do on Instagram .

LTU students enjoy internships with STATE CHAMPS! learning on-camera and off-camera sports broadcasting skills.

Recent graduate Genna Rose speaks to senior Jason Ross Jr about her previous job as the host of Sports Illustrated's All Lions show.

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Media professionals must have the ability to take a project from the
planning stage, through data gathering and analysis, to production and broadcast.
Lawrence Tech’s Media Communication program has been specifically designed to address these requirements.

Digital Portfolio

Every student graduates with a digital portfolio showcasing the best of their creativity and expertise, providing a valuable marketing resource for prospective employers to review.

Mentorship

LTU students learn from the best media professionals in the business; instructors in the program are local news anchors, reporters, news writers, advertising art directors and audio producers.

Sara Schulz (BSMC’18) a senior news photographer and Rachel Sweet (BSMC’17) a reporter, sit together at the WILX TV-10 news desk.

Opportunity Knocks

Even at the Freshman Level – Many on-campus jobs are available for our students who learn hands-on media skills working for our media production and marketing departments; students interested in sports media are paid to shoot, write, edit and work as on-camera talent and commentators for the State Champs! sports show and the LTU Sports Report.

Location

Most broadcast media and video production businesses serving the Detroit metropolitan area are located within a 15-minute drive of campus.

Tech Savvy

All Media Comm students receive a MacBook Pro laptop for use at LTU, loaded with Adobe software (Premier, Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design and After Effects) to help them prepare for careers in digital media.

Internships

Through affiliations with local media professionals, our students secure competitive internships in radio, television broadcasting, digital marketing, editing, event production, and sports media.

Critical Media Studies

Students strengthen their writing, communication, media literacy, and critical thinking skills by analyzing film, television, news, and other media in a variety of film and media courses. Topics include Film Genres: From Hollywood to Indie, European Cinema, Special Topics: Horror & Thriller Films, and Class & Gender: British, Spanish & French New Waves.

Former LTU Student Chloe Dunklin wins 30/60 Video Challenge Award at Cobo Center.

A team of students in Lawrence Technological University’s media communication program has produced a half-hour documentary film on previously little-known contributions to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) by three women of color in the early and mid-20th Century.

Media Communication senior Genna Skalski wrote, produced, interviewed, filmed and edited this Alumni Spotlight featuring Gabe O'Neil. Gabe is the creator/producer of a sports show called "The Sports Report" for STATE CHAMPS! hosted at LTU's campus.

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Students working in the field

Genna Rose becomes host and publisher for Sports Illustrated’s Tiger Baseball Report.

Rachel Sweet reports about a boy and his adopted dog who has a similar birth defect.

Jason Ross Jr. broadcasting for Sports Illustrated’s Tigers Baseball Report.

Bachelor of Science in Media Communication – Film, Television and Video Production Concentration Flowchart 2020-2021 PDF

Film, Television and Video Production Concentration
121 credit-hour program consists of:

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 1001 Pathways to Research Careers 1
COM 1103 College Composition 3
MCO 2003 Intro. to Video Production 3
PSY 1213 Introductory to Psychology 3
MCO 1003 Media, Comm, and Society 3
MCS 1203 Logic* 3
   TOTAL 16
*May substitute MCS1074 Precalculus

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
MCS 1254 Geometry in Art* 4
MCO 2213 Intro to Film Studies 3
COM 2113 Speech 3
LLT 1213 World Masterpieces 1 3
MCO 1013 Audio for TV and Video Production 3
   TOTAL 16
*May substitute MCS1224 Survey of Calculus or
MCS2124 Statistics

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
MCO 2563 Intro. to Broadcast Studio 3
MCO 2543 Writing for Electronic/Print Media 3
MCO 3203 Camera for Broadcast 3
LLT 1223 World Masterpieces 2 3
MCO 2xx3 Film Genres Elective 3
   TOTAL 15

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
MCO 3303 Video Editing 3
SSC 2413 Foundations of American Experience 3
COM 2443 Intro. to Rhetoric 3
XXX3 Natural Science 1* 3
XXX1 Natural Science 1 Lab* 1
MCO XXX3 Media Studies Elective** 3
   TOTAL 16
*Select from BIO, CHM, FSC, GLG, PHY, or PSC
**May have additional subject-specific prerequisites.

Please check catalog for details.

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
MCO 3633 Social Media 3
SSC 2423 Development of American Experience 3
XXX3 Natural Science 2* 3
MCO XXX3 Film Studies Elective** 3
MCO 3623 Adobe for Media
   TOTAL 15
*Select from BIO, CHM, FSC, GLG, PHY, or PSC
**May have additional subject-specific prerequisites.

Please check catalog for details.

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
MCO 3613 Advanced Broadcast Production 3
MCO 3913 Media Comm Internship 3
MCO 3713 Adv. Writing for Media 3
MCO 3XX3/4XX3 Media Comm Elective 3
LLT 3XX3/4XX3 Literature Elective* 3
   TOTAL 15
*May have additional subject-specific prerequisites.
Please check catalog for details.

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 4001 Pathways Capstone Lab 1
MCO 3XX3/3XX4 Media Studies Elective* 3
SSC/PSY 3XX3/4XX3 Social Science Elective* 3
MCO 3XX3/4XX3 Elective 3
MCO/COM 2XX3/3XX3 Elective 3
GEN XXX3 General Elective 3
   TOTAL 16
*May have additional subject-specific prerequisites.
Please check catalog for details.

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
MCO 4933 Production Practicum 3
MCO 3XX3/4XX3 Media Studies Elective* 3
MCO 3XX3/4XX3 Elective 3
GEN XXX3 General Electives 3
   TOTAL 12
*May have additional subject-specific prerequisites.
Please check catalog for details.
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Careers

Graduates with a degree in Media Communication have many career options including television, radio, sports media, film production, advertising, and digital marketing.

Find work in these fields 

Broadcast Television Production & Directing
Film & Video Production or Directing
Radio & Audio Production
On-Camera Broadcasting
Script Writing
Entertainment Production & Management
Broadcast Journalism: News, Sports & Weather
Specialized Journalism: Entertainment, Technology,   Business, Automotive or Science
Editing & Motion Graphics
Event Production
Social Media Marketing
Advertising & Digital Marketing 
Magazine Production: Online & Print
Nonprofit Media Creation
Public Relations
Technical & Professional Communication
Media Research & Analysis