Electronic Media & Broadcasting
Media is everywhere in our highly connected and electronic world. But great sound and pictures won't mean much without a real story to tell, and great stories can't be told through media without well-planned and meticulously executed audio and video.
Learn how to marry your inner storyteller to your technical artist in one of the most wide-ranging disciplines in NKU’s College of Informatics - Electronic Media & Broadcasting.
With an EMB major or minor, you will:
• develop the theoretical and aesthetic foundations that define effective media
• learn to write and create electronic stories - from radio to corporate video to documentaries to live television to digital cinema and more,
• develop the conceptual skills that create great narratives,
• build proficiency with the software and other tools of the trade, and
• accumulate a reel of work you can demonstrate your skills to potential employers.
You'll gain hands-on experience in our new home: Griffin Hall. A 96TB Avid Isis network connects over 100 concurrently active computers to the media our students and faculty create. Using industry-standard gear you will learn how the aesthetics and theories of media production can increase the effectiveness of the stories you tell. Working in our one-of-a-kind learning labs, students collaborate on media while being coached by professors who not only teach, but also produce, write, direct and edit media with our students.
We use the hardware and software that is found in the business: Final Cut Pro Studio and X, Avid Media Composer and ProTools, Adobe Flash, Photoshop and After Effects, and much more. Our new broadcast facility features manned Hitachi studio cameras, robotic Panasonic cameras in the Scripps News Laboratory and the Digitorium, a Ross HD switcher, Chyron Lyric graphics and a Euphonix 48 channel mixer and DAW interface…we use the gear that makes multicam television and mulichannel music recordings.
You'll work with and learn from award-winning full-time faculty and some of the best adjunct professionals in the area. Our full time faculty are narrative filmmakers, documentarians, sports/news production professionals and lifelong audio storytellers. And each EMB class fully embraces our "academic and applied" philosophy for learning about and creating media. You can see more student work on the air every day on the EMB-operated campus television station, NorseMedia.
If you have the passion for the fast-changing opportunities in “storytelling with a screen” you’ll love your future with an Electronic Media & Broadcasting degree from NKU.