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What can I do with a MDCM degree?With a degree in Media and Communication, you gain the necessary knowledge for many jobs. Some that directly relate to a Media and Communication degree include:
- Media Planner
- Multimedia Specialist
- Public Relations Officer
- Social Media Manager
- Media Strategist
- Digital Marketing Manager
- Advertising Account Executive
- Broadcast Journalist
- Film Director
- Event Manager
- Information Officer
- Magazine Journalist
- Market Researcher UX Designer Writer
What is the starting salary for this degree?According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for media and communication occupations was $57,530 in May of 2018, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations at $38,640.
What is the job outlook?According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of media and communication occupations is projected to grow approximately 4 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations, which will result in about 27,600 new jobs.
Are there any Media and Communication clubs?Yes! As a student in the Media and Communication department, you get the opportunity to choose between three clubs: The Strategic Media Club, ASI and BucFilms. Additionally, you can join student groups like BucTV, The Edge 89.5 HD4 radio station or the campus newspaper, the East Tennessean. For more information, visit our Student Groups page.
Can I only join one club?No, you can join as many as you want! For even more information about other clubs and organizations on campus, click here.
What is the Adobe partnership?Partnering with industry leaders is what the Department of Media and Communication does best. We strive to bring real-world partnerships to the classroom. Students enrolled in classes get exclusive access to the best creative tools in the country, the Adobe Creative Cloud.
Can students get internships?Yes, Media and Communication students in advertising/public relations are required to have at least one internship credit. Radio/TV/film students are required to complete three lab credit hours. Learn more about internships here.
How do I apply?Apply here today!