Media Arts Administration encompasses a diverse range of positions in agencies, film distribution companies, commercial radio and television stations, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. It requires individuals who communicate well in speaking and writing, know the latest technology, and understand how to effectively use information in today’s rapidly changing media environment.
CUC offers two degree tracks: a bachelor of arts in media arts administration and a bachelor of science in business administration with emphasis on media arts. The bachelor of arts degree in media arts administration is for the artist interested in merging a broad liberal arts core with practical business knowledge. The bachelor of science degree in business administration with an emphasis in media arts administration is for the business-minded person who seeks depth in a business curriculum and shares an appreciation for media arts.
General Course Information
Both degrees require a comprehensive core in business and media arts, including business courses in accounting, economics, management, finance and marketing, along with film history, television or radio production, art history and desktop publishing.
For details about required courses and course descriptions, please visit our online catalog pages.
CUC is home to a TV studio and radio station WCGR. In the TV studio, you’ll work on class projects, as well as client productions under the direction of a professional videographer/ director/producer. Radio station WCGR features student talent as news writers, disc jockeys and producers.
Concordia’s location just 10 miles from downtown Chicago provides you with endless opportunities to learn from all the metro area has to offer—including Gene Siskel Film Center screenings, films at the Music Box movie theatre, video installations at the Museum of Contemporary Art, commercial television stations, documentary film companies, and annual film festivals.
Internship opportunities are plentiful. Recent placements include program production for the “Judge Mathis” show, TV production at Chicago’s CBS and WGN studios, in the promotions department for WKQX-FM Q101, and in video production for major national and international corporations including United Airlines and McDonald’s Corporation.
Our student-run Business Club and Art Club, Image, link concepts learned in coursework to the business and art communities through educational opportunities, professional events and real-world experiences.