Media Studies majors have something to say. Whether it be through a film, documentary, news, commercial, live sports broadcast, social media, or animation, Loras Media Studies students seek to bring their creative content to the world. Quite literally. Our students travel the globe creating films and reports, everywhere from the Caribbean to Europe to Asia. They consistently win more awards than any other college or university in Iowa by a large margin, and that’s why they are always in great demand by employers.
You simply will not find another small college that offers more quality, breadth, and depth of study in the media field. We prioritize our students’ opportunities to learn on day one and set the bar high, challenging you to push further than you’ve dreamed. If you have something to say and want to perfect its delivery, the Media Studies program at Loras is the right choice for you.
We prioritize our students’ opportunities to learn BY DOING on day 1, NOT year 3 or 4. We set the bar high and challenge you to push further than you’ve dreamed and that’s why Loras Media Studies students succeed.
Media Studies Internship Opportunities
Loras Media Studies are in demand and land outstanding internships all over the country in a wide variety of media fields. Recently, our students have interned in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Memphis, Orlando, Nashville, Madison, Rockford, and of course, right here in Dubuque. Employers know the quality they are getting with a Loras Media Studies student and continue to seek our students year after year.
Why a Loras College Media Studies Major
You will simply NOT find another small college that offers more quality, breadth, and depth of study in the media field.
Loras College Media Studies
Consider that in just the past few years, we’ve:
Produced documentary films in China and Germany
Created international productions in France, Italy, and Greece
Consistently won Best Newscast and Best Sportscast amongst all colleges/universities in Iowa
Created a powerful educational film in Haiti
Produced and directed narrative, short films on the Gulf Coast
Won more broadcast journalism awards than any other college/university in Iowa by a wide margin
And so much more!
Hallmarks of our program
Extremely high job placement rate
Proven track record of success
Hands-on, experiential learning
Breadth and depth of learning experiences other colleges can’t match
State of the art facilities, including Digital Media Lab and HD studio
Creative, critical thinking development
Consistently the most award-winning program in the state
Student Learning Outcomes – Media Studies
Students will apply the principles and practices of the media
Students will create media texts within an ethical framework
Students will produce media messages with creative ability
Students will utilize the tools and technologies of the media industry
Students will conduct research and evaluate information by methods appropriate to media studies
Students will be proficient in media and academic writing
Students will critically analyze media texts
“What can you do with a Media Studies degree?”
As a Media Studies major, you will be prepared for a variety of creative careers:
Digital Content Producer
Social Media Manager
Director of Photography
Creative Advertising Specialist
Commercial/Corporate Marketing Producer