Media students collaborating on project
Department of Communication

Media Production

  • 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 media production degree is designed to develop your skills in announcing, audio and video 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.


of media production graduates found employment

Eagle7 News

is a television program produced by students on campus


people attended the Five16 Film Festival hosted by Northwestern students

Why study media production at Northwestern?

You can choose your preferred track in radio, video, multimedia journalism, film (includes a semester at the Los Angeles Film Studies Center (LAFSC) in Los Angeles, CA), or recording arts (includes a semester at the Contemporary Music Center (CMC) in Nashville, TN).

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 TV news stations, managing or hosting programs at many radio stations around the country, investigative reporting, magazine editing, working on film sets, and making their own movies and running their own production companies.

If you enjoy working with technology and editing audio or film recordings sounds fascinating to you, or filming 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 degree for you.

What will you learn?

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

Some classes include:

  • Cinematography and Lighting
  • Sound Design
  • Scriptwriting
  • Media Performance
  • Web Content Strategy
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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

Careers in media production

There are a variety of career and academic pathways that begin with a degree in media production.

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Meet your professors

Professors at Northwestern are focused on their students first. Our faculty include experts in their respective fields who want to help you grow in your faith while you earn your degree.

Meet the entire department

Ann Sorenson, MFA

Professor of Communication

Ann Sorenson served as Theater Director at Minnehaha Academy for 12 years before coming to University of...

Andrew Hatling
Adjunct Instructor

Andrew Hatling is a co-founder & CEO of NOBLE where he works alongside the executive team to develop...

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Department of Communication

Mel Johnson Media Center, MJ171
2993 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55113


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