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Department of Communication
Media Production - Radio & Recording Arts Track
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Department of Communication

Media Production - Radio & Recording Arts Track


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Undergraduate

125 credits

required for program

Minor Available

125 credits

125 credits

required for program

Minor Available

You’ll learn from experienced Christian professors to develop a critical understanding of media production and its relationship to faith in today's world. The Radio & Recording Arts track is designed to develop your skills in announcing, audio production, media writing, programming, and management. You’ll be prepared to work in radio, television, film, and other careers in electronic media or go on to graduate study.

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of media production graduates found employment

The Remnant

is a student run radio station

1,300

people attended the Five16 Film Festival hosted by Northwestern students

Why study media production at Northwestern?

When you choose the Radio & Recording Arts track you can either study for a semester at the Contemporary Music Center (CMC) in Nashville, TN or take classes on campus at University of Northwestern.

Our small classes allow Northwestern faculty members to guide and mentor you towards a track that will best fit your unique strengths, while growing in faith and seeing God’s gifts flourish within you. With campus so close to downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, students can take advantage of opportunities in Minnesota’s thriving business and media production industries.

Northwestern media production alumni have found careers as anchors at managing or hosting programs at many radio stations around the country, investigative reporting, and running their own production companies.

If you enjoy working with technology and editing audio/film recordings sounds fascinating to you, or recording a sermon in a Christian environment would empower you to spread the gospel to others, and are interested in a career in various media platforms, this might be the right major for you.

What will you learn?

You will gain an appreciation for technology and develop strong written and verbal communication skills.

Some classes include:

  • On-Air Performance
  • Radio News
  • Sound Design
  • Scriptwriting
  • Media Performance
  • Web Content Strategy
My professors helped me prepare for a professional career in media by accurately and realistically sharing their experiences and talking about how to handle faith in a professional context.
Kim Davis
Department of Communication, 2012

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