The School of Media Arts & Studies offers several emphasis areas leading to the bachelor's degree. The program is a professional degree program designed to prepare students for careers in all aspects of media, including production, media management, entertainment law, political communications, or graduate study. Students are encouraged to tailor course requirements to match their own interests and talents.
At the end of their first year in our program, students apply for one of the following five Emphasis Areas:
The School of Media Arts & Studies also offers a major through the Honors Tutorial Program for students with outstanding high school records.
Ohio University's Zanesville, Lancaster and Southern campuses offer an associate's degree program in Electronic Media. These programs offer a smaller, more intimate setting for the first two years of University coursework with the ability to then transfer to the Athens campus to complete their four-year degree.
While there is an overlap between Journalism and Media Arts & Studies, students interested in studio and/or field production should enroll in the Media Arts & Studies, and those interested in news writing, reporting, and anchoring should enroll in the E.W.Scripps School of Journalism.