MDIA students may earn academic credit for their involvement with certain extra-curricular activities. Practicum credit is available for the WOUB Center for Public Media training program, ACTV-7, the All Campus Radio Network (ACRN), AVW Productions, and the dorm stations: WLHD, WNWG and WSGR. The MDIA 3910 instructor may also approve other experiences for credit. Each student's academic advisor can provide more specific information about the on-campus practicum.
MDIA majors have the opportunity to gain professional experience with an off-campus media organization through the MDIA 3911 Practicum. Students earn one hour of credit for a minimum of 40 hours of work. The hours may be concentrated in one or two weeks, or may be spread over a longer period, such as over winter break. Each student's academic advisor can provide more information about the off-campus practicum.
An internship is a structured work experience in which a junior or senior works as a staff member in a professional media organization for 14 weeks (40 hours per week). The School has established specific internship qualification criteria which may be obtained from an academic advisor.