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About the Department of Media

We offer a rewarding educational experience preparing you for successful careers in media and strategic communications. Students develop knowledge and skills to ethically and innovatively shape communication processes in the workplace, produce media content, and navigate a diverse and complex world. We encourage our students to pursue minors or certificates that will help them achieve their goals, and to participate in internships or practicum opportunities to enhance their educational experiences.

Our nationally-renowned faculty have been innovative leaders in Media and Communication for nearly 50 years. Our home is in the Communication Building (the historic and original Student Union Building) with broadcast facilities in the SMASH Building. We are proud of our long-standing and highly acclaimed student organizations, thriving undergraduate degree programs, two minors, and five professionally-oriented certificate programs.


  • 319 students enrolled in majors
  • 28 students enrolled in minors
  • 130 students enrolled certificate programs
  • Department Resources
  • Designated space for student collaboration
  • Professional audio/video equipment
  • Cable channel
  • Radio and television stream
  • Multi-camera remote production unit
  • State-of-the-art media facilities
  • Sound booths
  • Instructional studio
  • Television studio
  • Media production classrooms
  • Media production student labs
  • Dedicated academic and career advising
  • Studio 360 broadcast facility

Honors & Awards:

  • Idaho Press Club Awards, The Arbiter student newspaper
  • $500,000 Donation Broadcast Production Facility for a complete rebuild of the Studio 360 Master Control Room
  • Host of the 2018 Public Relations Student Society of America Regional Conference¬†