The Digital Media Production program at the University of Central Missouri has a strong focus on production and teaching how to write, edit, produce and publish communication of professional level substance and quality for today’s converged media.
The courses in the DMP program allow you to apply your skills at two campus news outlets, a campus online radio station and television station. Students may also create films and documentaries, as well as step into professional level sports coverage. The program arms you with media skills to offer future employers. You will learn to think on your feet while adapting quickly to the digital media environment.
Grant Curtis - producer of Spider Man I, II and III, Ninja Turtles II & III, ESPN’s 30 for 30 - Delaney.
Bryan Burns - Executive Producer for ESPN (retired), Owner of his own consulting firm
Meryl Lin McKean - Health Reporter for WDAF/FOX4 (retired)
Brian Smith - Actor Big Bang Theory and a host of other successes!
Nicole Cooke - Editor of the Sedalia Democrat
Students in the audio concentration are prepared for working in radio or as sound engineers on film sets. You will gain hands-on experience through practice with the campus online radio station, UCM Radio-The Beat, through live remotes, and through collaborations with the UCM Department of Music.
Interested in making movies? Students in digital cinema learn all aspects, from producing to screenwriting, from cinematography to editing. You also collaborate with the Department of Theatre and Dance to create the Filmmakers and Actors Coalition to produce 48-hour film festivals and workshops. We also host the annual Show Me Justice Film Festival.
Essential to democracy is a free press. Students in digital journalism hone their skills in reporting, writing, and broadcasting the news. Hands-on experience with the award-winning Muleskinner student newspaper for print, online, and broadcast news is essential to your development.
Sports broadcasting. Talk shows. News Programs. Concerts. Students in live studio and remote production will learn to do it all, whether in the studio setting or in remote locations. They have the opportunity to be on-air talent as well as part of a production team.