The Mass Media program offers students the opportunity to study the developing communication of the 21st century. This program is designed for students who are interested in studying the theory and practice of the media, especially radio, television, and the internet.
Mass communication is the process that begins when someone observes what is happening, analyzes and interprets that information and transmits it to an audience through a variety of media. The mass media industry may be roughly divided into six basic areas of endeavor; advertising, public relations, journalism, information, entertainment, and research.
To apply, you must be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and above.
Applications are reviewed by a committee of Communication faculty members in each area. The Faculty Selection Committee base their decisions upon the following criteria:
If admitted, you should schedule an appointment with your designated academic advisor.
Length: 2-3 pages, double spaced
Prompt: Provide a vision for your future career and explain how this minor is best equipped to help you get there. Be sure to include information about your major.
Research the minor and provide your finding of:
Connect your goals to your findings. How will this minor help you reach your goals? What can you bring to the minor?
Tips for writing your essay:
Choose your desired minor and complete all sections of the online application form. You can only apply for one major, sequence, or minor during each application period.
Minors can only be declared by current Illinois State students. Current students can use the Apply to Your Program tool on My.IllinoisState.edu.
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