Media Production

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Earn your degree in Communications with an emphasis in Media Production at Pittsburg State University.

Students learn about every broadcasting role from director to camera operator. Develop skills in live broadcast and streamcast productions of university events such as:

  • Athletics
  • Theater
  • Music concerts
  • Speaker series
  • And much more!

The curriculum pairs advanced communication theory and hands-on experience. Students learn from award-winning media production professionals who understand today’s world of communication.

Get hands-on experience with broadcasting equipment in your first year at Pittsburg State.

Our students annually produce more than 100 live productions, ranging from international competitions to locally-produced newscasts. See past productions on!

Student-led broadcasts are viewed by more than 100,000 individuals every year. In fact, Pittsburg State students annually produce the live broadcast of the MIAA Basketball Tournament in Kansas City which is aired in seven states.

Media Production graduates pursue jobs as:

  • Broadcast news reporters
  • Broadcast announcers
  • Videographers
  • Video editors
  • Audio editors
  • Producers

Graduates find jobs in the rapidly developing field of digital communication, or the more traditional broadcast areas such as television, radio, and production.

PSU alumni have enjoyed successful careers with companies and organizations such as NBC, the NFL Network, ESPN, the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the Kansas City Royals, and the Phoenix Suns.

The median annual wage for media and communication professionals is $54,780.

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  • Internship and Research Opportunities for Media Production

Media production students will have opportunities for scholarships and internships. Pittsburg State’s media production program has contacts with regional production companies and organizations such as Spectrum Sports in Kansas City, the Kansas Speedway, Sporting KC, and many more.

About Communication Department

The Department of Communication offers Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees within a collaborative and collegial environment. Our top-ranked faculty are highly active in their professions and emphasize the importance of fusing theory with applied skill. We have more than 250 majors across the six emphasis areas of communication education, human communication, media production, multimedia journalism, strategic communication, and theatre. The department stresses an integrated and active approach to learning. Please explore our website and let us know if you have any questions. 

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