Why study Media Production?

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

The Media Production 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

The Media Production minor at CCM prepares students in the integrated media arts of filmmaking and digital cinema, episodic and commercial television production, broadcast news media and talent development, interactive and new media, social media, audio production and sports media.

All applicants must be current UC students. Ten to 15 minor applicants are accepted each year.

In applying for the Media Production minor you are affirming your understanding that:

  • you will likely have to take a required class (IMP2) during the summer;
  • your admission to advanced production classes is likely to be restricted to summer sessions;
  • you are required to have a laptop for the Media Production classes.”

Application Process:

Applicants should submit a complete copy of their most recent Degree Audit and a 500-word essay explaining their educational and career goals and why they wish to minor in Media Production via email to Media Production Program Coordinator, Pam Latham.  Questions should be directed to Pam Latham. Media Production Minors are accepted biannually with Fall Semester applications due by Nov. 1, and Spring Semester applications due by March 1.

CCM Media Production students gain the theoretical and technical skills necessary to tell stories and produce impactful content in today’s media and entertainment industry, including filmmaking and digital cinema, television production, broadcast news, sports, audio production, website design and interactive and new media. Student work has won numerous collegiate-level and professional awards, with films broadcast on national television networks and accepted in prestigious film festivals on five continents. Graduates join a network of successful, award-winning and supportive alumni who work throughout the media industry.

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. Media Production 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

Kevin Burke
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
P.O. Box 210003
Cincinnati, OH , OH 45221-0003
(513) 556-7029

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Program Code: 16MIN-MPRO-MIN