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Why choose E-Media as your career path?

By Lindsay Jobst

Electronic Media opens doors to endless possibilities and opportunities for UC students. Students gain hands-on experience in audio, video, news production and much more.

Class sizes are small, giving our highly skilled staff of professors the opportunity to work one-on-one with students.

With a flexible curriculum, and a wide variety of classes, students can easily find what appeals to their specific interests.

Students also get the opportunity to study media abroad, a once in a lifetime experience. E-media students have studied all over the world, including Germany and Ireland.

Former e-media grads have found success in the media field, pursuing careers in television, radio and other media specialties.  Alumni have accepted positions all over the United States, including Los Angeles and New York.

Here's what a few current and former students said about the doing great work within the program.

Claire

Claire Gryce
Aspiring film producer

“Electronic media has given me so much in such a short amount of time. It's helped expand my creative abilities and present them in such diverse modes that surpassed even my expectations. I was able to create pieces in our own studios with the inspiration from amazing professors that actually care about my growth. I'm a very humor oriented person so to have a professor tell me to build off of that in the class was very refreshing and exciting. It just makes classes fun and interesting.” 

Andrew

Andrew Howsmon
Future graphic artist

“E-Media has opened so many doors for me. When I first applied to the program, I was sure I wanted to do audio production. I've since done graphic design, video production, copywriting and more, which is way more than I thought I'd be able to do.”

Jeff

Jeff Seemann
Aspiring digital content specialist

update:  Jeff is now CEO of LRB Productions and works in Digital Signage at UC

“This year, I returned to college, pursuing the degree I never obtained. Before I arrived at UC, I had several years of experience with electronic media. Despite my life experience, I discovered that I have a lot to learn about the field.

I’ve been getting training with the entire Adobe Creative Cloud, including Illustrator, Flash, and Premiere Pro. In six short months, my skill set has expanded farther than I imagined it would. I’ve also taken a student job that involves digital signage and working directly with campus services through the university’s content management system.

The opportunities I’m facing are far better than anything I would be seeing if I had remained in the everyday workforce, and when I graduate, I know I’m going to be higher up the corporate ladder than I ever dreamed I would be.”

Brad

Brad Thompson
Aspiring filmmaker

“E-Media has helped me gain more professional connections than I ever thought possible. I've shot band session videos, have a feature length documentary in pre-production, and am constantly shooting and editing promos for Bearcast Media! None of these opportunities would have been even remotely available to me if I wasn't in the Electronic Media major here at CCM.”

Abbey

Abbey (center) and other E-Media students in California, as part of the Gold Rush expedition.

Abbey Hnat
Broadcast news hopeful

update:  Abbey is now gainfully employed as a Media Specialist at a major midwestern university.

“Electronic Media has given me the opportunity to make connections outside of school and in the real world. I interned at Fox19 this summer, which led into a great job as a news content specialist for the morning news. I have hands on experience with cameras and floor directing."  

"Electronic Media also allowed me to take my first trip out to California to film the adventure race called the Gold Rush Expedition. I learned so much during those 10 days. I learned new ways to edit as well as shoot while camping in the wilderness.”