Multimedia Undergraduate Degree Program at MidAmerica Nazarene University.
MidAmerica Nazarene University
Multimedia is the creation, publishing and broadcasting of information across various types of converged media—it’s where print, video, content, imagery, animation and the web come together.

The Facts

With new types of media in today’s fast-paced world, staying on top is a must for any multimedia major. At MNU you’ll master these areas of communication by taking courses in public speaking, mass media, interpersonal communication and cross-cultural communication. You’ll be involved in hands-on classess in radio, television, newspaper, magazine writing, graphic design, digital photography, web creation, and video production, and you’ll use programs such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Final Cut Pro.

The goal: to learn how to communicate persuasively and effectively in many different contexts, from a one-on-one

personal conversation, a public address aimed at thousands of people, or converging messages using various forms of media.

You’ll have the opportunity to see what it’s like to work in media by spending time working in the Box—MNU’s student media outlets. Even as a freshman, you can contribute to The Trailblazer Times, official print and online newspaper of MNU, Conestoga, the student yearbook, M Magazine, KMNU Sports Radio and TV2. We award five, $4,000 scholarships annually for General Managers, plus about ten, $500 scholarships for paid multimedia staff positions.

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Courses

"My favorite class was probably one of the hardest. Not only did I learn about the history of media in our world, but I also learned about its significance and how the past made today possible."


Josiah Crandall on Mass Media and Society

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People

“I love that Multimedia students—from Day 1 as freshman—can get direct, hands on experience with converged media. They don’t have to wait until they’re a junior or senior—they just get thrown in the mix and they get the chance to start producing.”

Mark Hamilton, EdD
Department Chair & Professor.
 

Our graphic design professors work with other professors at MNU who teach marketing and communication classes so that you get a real world experience. Through our intentionally Christian atmosphere, you will also get reinforcement about ethical business practices—keeping promises, meeting deadlines, copyright training.

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Internships

We've recently placed students in internships at:

  • KCTV5 News
  • KMBZ Sports
  • Platinum Broadcasting
  • The Olathe Daily News
  • American Cancer Society
  • Holiday Inn
  • Impact Design
Multimedia Undergraduate Degree Program at MidAmerica Nazarene University.

Careers

Touching every aspect of multimedia, you could become a(n): 

Media Producer
Journalist
Publicist

News Anchor
Webmaster
Radio DJ

Film Director
Copywriter
Editor

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