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The courtyard outside of CCM's Patricia Corbett Theater.

The courtyard outside of CCM's Patricia Corbett Theater.

Academic Programs & Majors

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music offers more than 100 undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programs. Refer to the chart below for more information on the types of degrees offered by each program and click on the degree titles to view specific degree plans.

What is Electronic Media?

Electronic media offers course work in the theoretical and applied aspects of today's integrated digital media world. E-media is the backbone of businesses that deliver entertainment, information and education to a global audiences through the internet, radio, television, video and audio recordings, mobile media, and more. The media industries, which are converging at an unprecedented scale, are driven by advancements in digitization and by ever-evolving wireless networks. E-media majors investigate the theoretical underpinnings of both traditional and innovative technologies and engage in writing, producing and marketing. As E-media majors work with the latest digital technologies, they also immerse themselves in studies that well-educated people have valued for a hundred years. We believe the liberal and fine arts are an important part of a college education. The broad education we require will equip you for a rich and enjoyable life, a life that may take you in directions you can’t imagine today.

Successful e-media students demonstrate excellent media writing and production skills and business savvy. They are comfortable in assuming a range of  media-related assignments and positions. They can be team players or work well on their own. Our best students are curious, creative, flexible, and passionate about their craft.  Their success comes from their creativity, their drive, and the broad intellectual base the e-media major provides.

Career Possibilities

Graduates from CCM's electronic media program pursue many different career opportunities. A few examples include:

  • marketing and sales
  • web site creation and design
  • writing
  • journalism
  • production
  • motion pictures
  • management
  • programming
  • software development
  • sound recording 
  • advertising
  • acting, on air talent
  • music
  • video games


UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

A BFA in electronic media from UC gives you the skills, experience and knowledge recommended by leaders in the entertainment and communication industry, including e-media faculty. The foundation of the degree rests on broad liberal arts exposure, assuring a well-rounded education. Th Highlights of the program are:

  • A broad liberal arts experience
  • A required minor; popular options are business, journalism and communications.
  • Extensive laboratory experiences in the areas of audio/video/multimedia and television news production.
  • On-camera performance
  • Valuable hands-on internship experiences locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Annual awards and scholarships.
  • Extracurricular, student-driven  media organizations that groom leaders and allow for production experiences:
    • National Broadcasting Society (NBS)
    • Music Entertainment Industry Society (MEIS)
  • Uptown (magazine-type journalism show)
  • BearCast (radio/video/web production)
  • Participating in regional and national conventions
  • Connections to a wide network of alumni working in media postions locally and naturally including active alumni communities in Los Angles and New York.
  • Opportunities for international study.

Admission Requirements

For specific admissions information, International student requirements and application deadlines please visit the CCM Admissions website.

Changing Majors within UC Requirements

Students changing majors from other programs or colleges within UC will be considered based on the same criteria as outside transfers.

Graduation Requirements

Several months before graduation, each candidate for a degree must file a formal application for degree with the college office. If a student fails to properly complete this application process, the university will not be responsible for the student's graduation. A minimum of one year in residence as a full-time student is required of all students wishing to apply for any degree awarded by CCM.


The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

CCM is fully accredited by and is a charter member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).