Media Studies

Major in Media Studies at USF

Give yourself options with this versatile and accredited bachelor’s degree in Media Studies from the University of Sioux Falls (USF) in South Dakota.

Whether you want to study journalism or graphic design, radio and TV or multimedia, a degree in Media Studies from USF is for you. Careers in media require accuracy, flexibility, creativity and technology. At USF, you’ll learn all that plus the best ways to present yourself and your ideas – all with the values of a Christian university behind you.

Reasons to Major in Media Studies

Media dominates the modern world. You can bring your talent and faith into a media landscape that feels a bit like the Wild West sometimes. Are you and your Media Studies friends the ones to bring order, ethics and information to the world?

On our campus in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, you’ll study with USF’s media studies faculty who are thought leaders in all areas of journalism, graphic design, multi-media, TV, radio and print media. Choose USF for the benefits of an accredited Christian university while gaining knowledge and skills valued in a variety of Media Studies careers.

  • Be clear and convincing through written and verbal communication.
  • Communicate and collaborate in any scenario at work.
  • Connect with others in both professional and personal relationships.
  • Grasp and use technical skills necessary for modern media.
  • Bring your faith, ethics and a spiritual worldview into your media career.

Media Studies Degree Options

Major in Media Studies at USF, and you’ll build a foundation for your future. It all starts when you customize your bachelor’s degree program to your talents and career goals. Your Media Studies degree options include:

At USF, you’ll complete liberal arts core course requirements as well as Media Studies core courses before moving on to the Media Studies classes required for your concentration.

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Careers for Media Studies Majors

Are you asking yourself, "What are my job prospects as a Media Studies major?"

USF’s Media Studies graduates find success in top career fields:

Advertising and promotions manager

TV, radio and online ads

Promotional events


TV, radio, podcasts, web shows

Graphic designer

Print, online

Journalist or photographer

Print, online

Multimedia artist and animator

Video games, TV and movie special effects

Film and video editor

TV, film, online

Producer and director

TV, radio, film, online, multi-media

Web designer / developer

Private, public, nonprofit, government sites


All media venues

Media Studies at USF

Choose to earn your bachelor’s degree in Media Studies from USF, and you’ll have access to these great media amenities and opportunities.
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Media Center

USF students run a radio station and produce TV broadcasts.

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USF maintains strong relationships with a variety of local businesses and media outlets.

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Student Life

Find a place to belong. Be part of the USF and Sioux Falls community through student organizations.

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Campus Ministries

Put Culture for Service in action during your time on USF’s campus in Sioux Falls.

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