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Media Studies

The University of Akron

48 months
15500 USD/year
15500 USD/year
11880 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Media Studies program of The University of Akron prepares you with real experience for a career in video production, radio/television and journalism.


There is always more than meets the eye in the media industry, and our media studies program is no different. You will study every aspect of the media industry – from business, law and theory to writing for different media platforms and producing audio and video content.

Media Courses

The School of Communication provides courses that allow you to tap into your creativity while also building foundational skill sets and your personal portfolio. 

The courses of the Media Studies of The University of Akron are designed to provide you with the skills to apply that topic, such as writing, to all media platforms and to coincide with our production courses. 

Beyond the basic media studies curricula, UA offers several “special topics” courses that highlight new advances in the industry or hot topics going on today. 

Many of the courses are taught through a hands-on approach utilizing our advanced production equipment and our college programs WZIP, ZTV, and the 2380 Film Club.

Media Career Options

Our graduates are working at radio and television stations across the country. Many are employed by major production companies and networks. Some have started their own video production companies and many have earned advanced degrees.

Some UA graduates are currently working as:

  • Announcers
  • News anchors
  • Sports reporters
  • Production directors
  • Show producers
  • Broadcast sales managers

Programme Structure

In addition to many student organizations on campus and access to valuable internships, the University of Akron has its' own award winning radio and television stations - WZIP-FM and ZTV.

  • WZIP is a nationally recognized and highly-rated radio station with a broadcast signal that reaches most of northeast Ohio. From announcing and programming to news, sports and promotions, the content is driven and produced by students who have made WZIP the most listened-to student-run radio station in the nation.
  • ZTV is a companion program that enables students to perform every aspect of producing television shows, which are played on a campus cable system and shown to the world online. ZTV has been nominated for more than two dozen regional Emmy awards and won several.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Official Secondary School Transcripts
  • Official Proof of English Proficiency
  • Official SAT/ACT (Optional, required only for scholarships and direct admission)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    11880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11880 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Akron

890 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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