Missouri State University

Department of Media, Journalism and Film

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Why study media, journalism & film at Missouri State?

We live in a world where the social, cultural and economic impact of the mass media is greater than ever. If you want to tell stories – whether fictional or factual – and you are excited about a career in media, journalism or film, then Missouri State University is the right place for you.

  • You'll learn from master teachers who are working professionals and active scholars. You will also have many opportunities to work closely with the faculty to develop your own creative vision and define your professional career path.
  • You'll have access to our state-of-the-art labs and production gear and the opportunity to produce quality work from your freshman year forward.
  • Since 2003, our students have won more than 350 national and regional awards for their creative work. You'll be able to build a great portfolio and get your work out there to be seen by the public.
  • You'll hone your skills and gain important professional contacts via our extensive internship program. There are ample opportunities to intern across the country at newspapers, TV stations, on films or in recording studios.
  • We value interdisciplinary collaboration and prize effective communication, knowing that these skills are just as important as technical mastery to your future success.

With guidance from our faculty and access to our facilities, you can excel in whatever field of media, journalism or film you choose to pursue at MSU, where you will receive a first-class, 21st century education at an exceptional value.

We have a large department with 425 majors and degrees in seven programs, yet many of our intermediate and advanced classes are capped at 15-18 students, ensuring that you'll get lots of personal attention.

You'll have many extracurricular opportunities as well. We supervise The Standard, one of the best student newspapers in the Midwest, broadcast our student-run public affairs TV show, The Ozarks News Journal, in Springfield, Kansas City and St. Louis, have created our own online science fiction web series, Epilogue, and produce the Web-based, multimedia news blog called The Springfield Report .

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