Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies
Concentration in Production
The Media Studies major prepares students for careers in the
multimedia communications fields. Media students can choose from
two concentrations: Production or Journalism.
The Media Studies/jJournalism concentration emphasizes writing
for print, digital, and broadcast media.The
Media Studies /
Production major/concentration includes digital
production skills with an emphasis on video and audio production,
writing for television, film, radio and the new techniques and
creative strategies Internet distribution.
Both concentrations emphasize writing, thinking, and the oral
skills necessary for success in the media professions.
Media Studies at the Mount
The Media Studies major offers students close personal mentoring.
Students have many opportunities to collaborate with faculty on
media projects for local media and national distribution outlets.
Internships help students refine and expand professional skills.
Senior thesis projects provide important portfolio samples of
Our internship program is the first step in getting real
hands-on experience in the field and has been a stepping stone for
The above video about Mount Saint Mary College was produced by
students in the the Mount's Media Studies program.
Produced/directed/edited by Lauren Parelli with assistance from
Erin Goode, Robert Petrarca, Brian Laurentiev, Rachel Sangalli, and
Victoria Wresilo. Music by GMP Music.
The Media Studies major is 39 credits following the successful
completion of ENG 1010 and ENG 1020 or their equivalent. A GPA of
2.0 or better is required in CMA 2020 to continue in the major. A
GPA of 2.0 in the major is required.
Where Mount Students Have Interned
Recent student internships include WABC TV Sports, the
Today show, MTV Networks, the New York Mets, Orange County
Choppers, Cablevision, MSG Varsity, CBS 48 Hours, Time
Warner Cable, Fox News and Warner Music Group.
Mount students have worked at varied companies such as Cumulus
Radio, Clear Channel Communications, Pamal Broadcasting, Actors
Movement Studio, Team Productions/BMW Group Studios and the
Ellenbogen Group, as well as production crew positions for
independent feature films throughout the Hudson Valley. Our
internship program is the first step in getting real hands-on
experience in the field and has been a stepping stone for
Career opportunities include: positions in television, film and
video production, web-based creative companies, radio, advertising,
and feature film production.