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Digital Media (broadcasting) major

So you’re thinking about getting into television, radio or the movies. Or maybe you want to work in multimedia or use communication technology in ways no one has thought of yet. Whatever the medium, professionals in the field of digital media play major roles in shaping the way we view the world.

TV, radio and Web, oh, my!

As a broadcasting major, you’ll have immediate access to Marquette’s broadcast facility that includes two TV studios, nine video editing suites, three audio studios, computer graphics platforms and advanced interactive digital equipment.

Study in a major media market.

Milwaukee, a top-35 market, is small enough for you to get your foot in the door but big enough to prepare you for any media market in the country.

So you want to be a star.

Host your own radio show, be a newscaster, produce television shows or shoot your own short film. As a digital media major, all this and more is yours when you get involved with MUTV, Marquette Radio and our faculty-led projects.

Broadcast news.

Marquette's broadcasting major is the only accredited program at a Catholic school in the continental United States.

You want internships?

Real-world experience, crucial to professional placement after graduation, is yours through internships in Milwaukee and other major media markets such as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Atlanta. Marquette's broadcasting majors have worked at radio and television stations throughout the country, as well as programs like ABC World News Tonight, Entertainment Tonight, The Late Show with David Letterman, All My Children, The Young and the Restless, and 20/20.

Suggested curriculum

Major courses are bolded.


  • Introduction to Communication
  • Media in Society
  • Communication Pathways
  • Contemporary Presentation
  • Introduction to Digital Media Production
  • Rhetoric and Composition I
  • Histories of Cultures and Societies Elective
  • Foreign Language or Diverse Cultures
  • Introduction to Theology


  • Introduction to Scriptwriting
  • Intermediate Digital Media Production
  • Intro to Communication Research Methods
  • Diverse Cultures Elective
  • Modern Elementary Statistics
  • Science and Nature Elective
  • Introduction to Visual Communication
  • Philosophy of Human Nature
  • Literature and Performing Arts Elective
  • Major/Minor Elective


  • Film and TV Aesthetics
  • Media Law
  • Ethical Problems of Mass Communication
  • Mass Communication Theory and Research
  • Introduction to Theology
  • Theory of Ethics
  • Minor/Elective Courses


  • Digital Media History/Criticism/Theory
  • Ethical Problems of Mass Communication
  • Media Law
  • Senior Capstone
  • Theology Elective
  • Minor/Elective Courses

Digital Media

You might like the Digital Media major if you

✓ are energetic with a creative edge

✓ Interested in a dynamic field

What can you do with a major in Digital Media?

Digital MediaThe Digital Media major is excellent preparation for careers in radio, television, emerging media, cable communication, corporate communication, writing, reporting, production, broadcast journalism, performance, promotion, research, screenwriting and directing.

Learn more about what you can do with a major in digital media.

Visit the department that offers the digital media major.

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