Why study Electronic Media?

CCM’s minor in Electronic Media (E-Media) prepares students in the integrated media arts of film and digital cinema, television and broadcast media news, audio production, and new media design.

The E-Media minor is student centered, professionally relevant and focused on creativity and development. Students will benefit from small class sizes, an innovative, flexible curriculum that reflects industry demands, experienced faculty who provide exposure to professional media tools and methodologies, and classes that develop creativity and storytelling skills. Students complete a core curriculum of three foundational courses and select three additional courses from a field of options.  

Admission to the minor is competitive and most students apply after they have completed one year of college. Students majoring in communications, journalism and business may be especially interested in this program.

CCM is a college within the University of Cincinnati, a major undergraduate university and graduate research institution of more than 40,000 students. The synergy created by housing CCM within a comprehensive public university gives the college its unique character and defines its objective: to educate and inspire the whole artist and scholar for positions on the world's stage.

Admission Requirements

Described by the New York Times as "one of this country's leading conservatories," CCM offers students unparalleled opportunities to perform, learn and live in a thriving next-generation city known for its intense interest in the performing and media arts.

Nationally ranked and internationally renowned, CCM’s state-of-the-art facilities provide a highly creative and multidisciplinary artistic environment. E-Media minors are uniquely positioned within a creative culture at CCM that fosters collaborations with actors, musicians, dancers, set designers and other performing artists as they develop their digital storytelling skills for film, television, internet and mobile media distribution. 

  • An international summer student opportunity with the Munich Summer Curriculum in Germany to study at Ludwig Maximillian University and intern with a German media company
  • Extensive production facilities that include a television studio, audio recording studio, 4K Avid Editing labs, Bearcast radio station, multiple audio/video/multimedia workstation labs and state-of-the-art digital cinema, lighting, grip and field audio production equipment
  • On-camera performance training by experienced professionals
  • Annual awards and scholarships
  • Extracurricular, student-driven media organizations that groom leaders and allow for production experiences
  • Connections to a wide an active network of award-winning alumni working in media positions locally and in cities throughout the US: Los Angeles, Chicago, Nashville, and New York
The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.CCM’s founding schools (the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and the College of Music of Cincinnati) were both charter members of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The requirements for entrance and graduation in all music programs are in accordance with the published regulations of NASM.

Contact Information

Jeni Vanlandingham, Administrative Coordinator
University of Cincinnait College Conservatory of Music
P.O. Box 210003
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0003
(513) 556-9488

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Program Code: 16MIN-EMED-MIN