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"Our students come to us wanting to learn many different things. Some want to make movies. We have the capacity to help students find the information and confidence necessary to pursue their dreams; and we have the wisdom and talent in our faculty and staff to encourage the freedom of imagination and instill the discipline of application."

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Media Communications

To inquire about this program:
Dr. Richard Vogel | 423.869.6375 |


"We offer our Media Communications students the skills they need and the opportunities to apply them.  Working with Sigmon Center, our on-campus production facility, our students get all the hands-on time they want. Sometimes our students create their own opportunities, producing their own movies, commercials, news, original programming.  They are now producing their own skit comedy TV show.  Watching them create is an amazing thing.  Helping them along the way is the fun part.”

As an MCOM major we will give you the skills to be a:
News Reporter
Sports Play by Play

                                      &  to create:

  …both on camera and behind the camera

Also as an MCOM major, you can build your radio skills as a:
News Producer
Talk show host

& apply your skills to:
Media Promotions & Marketing
Media Sales

MCOM Grads
MCOM graduates Tiffany Duncan and Megan Fain with the cinematographer of the original “Back to the Future” who they met while traveling to Vegas with faculty for the Broadcast Education Association convention.

The Media Communications curriculum focuses on:
  1. Writing, producing & directing news packages for TV & radio.
  2. Writing, producing & directing commercials, & public service announcements.
  3. On-camera performance for news & dramatic productions for television and radio
  4. Directing and announcing sports programming
  5. Camera, editing, graphics, & audio skills for all media
LMU Media Communications majors can always…
  1. Utilize our new Avid editing lab
  2. Produce news, sports, talk shows and entertainment programming in Sigmon Communication Center (located on our main Harrogate campus).

Course Information

As a Broadcast Communications major, you'll take courses in:

  • Introduction to Theatre
  • Introduction to Mass Media
  • Fundamentals of Acting
  • Writing for the Media
  • Print Media Practicum
  • Production Practicum
  • Television Production (basic and advanced)
  • Fund of Scenery and Lighting
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Audio Production
  • Electronic Editing (basic and advanced)
  • Multi-Camera Production
  • Single-Camera Production
  • Acting for the Camera
  • Video Performer
  • Production Design
  • Film Genre
  • Survey of Dramatic Literature
  • Acting for the Camera
  • Special Topic
  • Video Computer Graphics
  • Senior Capstone Course
  • Independent Study
  • Internship
MCOM Minor

Student with laptopInternship Opportunities

Our students have interned with mid-market TV stations, area radio stations, and the David Letterman Show.

Internship Sites

WBIR-Channel 10 (NBC), Knoxville, TN; WVLT-Channel 8 (CBS), Knoxville, TN; WATE-Channel 6 (ABC), Knoxville, TN; ThinkTank, Knoxville, TN; WJDT FM 106.5 and WBGQ FM 100.7, Morristown, TN; MC-TV 22, Middlesboro, KY; Scripps Communication, Knoxville, TN; WFXY AM 1490, Middlesboro, KY.

Career Opportunities

A broadcast communication degree from LMU prepares you for a career in television, post-production, public relations, advertising and marketing, video computer graphics--you name it.

Alumni Success

LMU graduates can be found in all areas of television. They are working as television news anchors and directors. They're handling graphics and promotions for major companies such as Ruby Tuesdays and national affiliated news organization. They're also editing shows for Scripps Networks television. But you'll also find our alumni writing for newspapers and working in radio.