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Department of Communication and Digital Media Production

The future of communication is digital — but its purpose will always be to relate meaning clearly and memorably. Learn how to reach your audience effectively with a degree from UCM’s forward-thinking Department of Communication and Digital Media Production.

At the University of Central Missouri, we cultivate a learning environment that centers on our students’ needs. Our faculty truly care about your success and apply the concepts you learn in class to contemporary issues, keeping content relevant and exciting. Hone your technical skills in our state-of-the-art digital media facilities to gain a competitive edge for workplaces or advanced degree programs nationwide.

Communication and Digital Media Production offers three degree programs

  • Communication Studies: Prepare for a wide variety of exciting careers with sought-after skills in writing, presentation and collaboration with a focus on digital communication.
  • Digital Media Production: Get the hands-on experience you need to produce professional-quality media and prepare for a career in dynamic fields such as journalism, sports or digital cinema production.
  • Communication: Take your career to the next level by specializing in personal, community, professional and/or media-based communication. Qualify for upper-level roles in fields such as news, marketing and public relations, or prepare for postgraduate degrees. UCM’s Master of Arts in Communication is available at our Warrensburg campus or 100% online.
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Dr. Wendy Geiger
Professor, Communication Studies
Department Chair
Martin 136D
Warrensburg, MO
Tel: 660-543-4247

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences


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Gain in-demand, transferable job skills

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Nearly 100% job placement

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State-of-the-art facilities

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Affordable, respected degree programs

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Supportive, student-centered environment

Find your Communication and Digital Media Production future at UCM

UCM’s Department of Communication and Digital Media Production provides practical, hands-on training in industry-leading tools while building your analytical and creative communication skills.

Learn what it takes to produce and deliver meaningful communications, including how to:

  • Create messages that achieve maximum impact on other people, organizations and society
  • Deliver powerful messages through oral and written media
  • Produce digital media messaging from conception to distribution
  • Collaborate effectively in small groups on complex projects

Outside of the classroom, you can gain real-world experience when you choose to complete an internship or work on campus at UCM’s Muleskinner student newspaper or The Beat radio station. You can also join student organizations such as the UCM Radio Club or the UCM Media Creators Association, among others.


What can you do with a degree in one of UCM’s Communication and Digital Media Production programs?

Communication and Digital Media Production programs teach you in-demand, transferable skills such as conflict resolution, nuanced communication techniques and proficiency with media technology.

Our strong network of industry contacts and alumni frequently connect Communication and Digital Media Production students with employment opportunities. Nearly all of our students find their ideal job or advanced degree program within six months of graduating. 

Our graduate students often pursue doctoral programs or teaching positions — or achieve internal promotions using the tangible skills and increased knowledge they gained at UCM.

Programs in the Department of Communication and Digital Media Production can prepare you for the career of your dreams. Our students go on to have many different kinds of fulfilling, dynamic roles, including: 

  • Marketing experts
  • Community advocates and leaders
  • Journalists
  • Sports media producers
  • Live television production crew
  • Digital cinema production crew
  • College professors




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