​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Program Description

As a student in CMU’s School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts, you’ll be part of one of the most comprehensive electronic media programs in the country. You’ll advance in a variety of media settings, including hands-on experience with Central’s on-campus TV and radio stations, MHTV and WMHW-FM. You’ll also have access to Moore Media Records, our audio recording studio, and M2D2, our multimedia design and production lab. You can get involved on a national level through professional organizations such as Alpha Epsilon Rho/National Broadcasting Society, the Radio Television Digital News Association and the Alliance for Women in Media.​​

Points of Pride

  • CMU's BCA program is the only one of its kind with two student-run radio stations providing you with irreplaceable experience in running a radio cluster.
  • CMU's BCA students have won multiple state, regional and national awards, including 13 consecutive designations as College Television Station of the Year from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.
  • CMU's cable channel, MHTV, serves multiple counties and provides the area’s only local television news service.
  • Moore Media Records is a full-service recording facility that supports mid-Michigan musicians.
  • Student-staffed Central Premiere Productions creates a variety of programs, including feature-length movies.
  • You'll have access to advice, support and networking through our 16-member alumni advisory board, made up of successful professionals throughout the industry.
  • BCA's Student Broadcasting Executive Council is comprised of the heads of each student organization and gives students an ongoing voice in school operations and direction.

Put Your Degree to Work

You’ll experience a broad job outlook by combining your course work with relevant experience, such as working at CMU's radio or television stations or production facilities. As a graduate of the broadcast and cinematic arts program at CMU, you’ll find career opportunities such as:​

  • Account executive
  • Anchorperson
  • Business manager
  • Copywriter
  • Media researcher
  • News producer/editor
  • Radio producer
  • TV director
  • Public relations specialist
  • Production director
  • Music director
  • On-air personality
  • Recording engineer
  • Video editor
  • Videographer
  • Screenwriter
  • Lighting director
  • Webmaster
  • Promotions/creative services director
  • Traffic manager
  • Multimedia developer

​U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sample data

JobMedian PayJob Growth through ​2022​
Producer/director$71,350 per year3% (2,900 more jobs)
Broadcast technician$41,200 per year9% (10,600 more jobs)
Film and video editor$46,280 per year3% (1,400 more jobs)​

For More Information

Visit the broadcast and cinematic arts website or contact:

Dr. Heather Polinsky
Moore Hall 344
Phone: 989-774-3851
Fax: 989-774-2426