Preparing You to Succeed in Your Media-Related Career
Learn to critically analyze the ways in which the media reflects, represents and influences the world. As a media department student, you'll explore media from a communicative, technological, social-cultural and creative-aesthetic perspective. You'll graduate as an effective, ethical and thoughtful civic communicator, storyteller or designer, strategic in your thinking and skilled in creating and using a wide variety of media and digital media platforms.
In concert with the University's mission, you'll nurture your individual talents, harness your innate creativity, inspire passion for innovation, foster analytical and critical thinking, and encourage ethical and professional leadership. Your education will reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the field and the growing synergies between journalism and media innovations while remaining grounded in Catholic values and democratic ideals.
You can publish content on a variety of student media channels, including The Duquesne Duke (student newspaper), WDSR (student radio), DSTV (student TV), :Lexicon (literary arts journal), The D.U.Quark (scientific research journal), L'Esprit du Duc (yearbook) and Off the Bluff (Duquesne media-produced magazine).
Digital Experience & Prototyping Lab
Led by Dr.%20William%20Gibbs, our user experience lab gives any media student the opportunity to have hands-on experience with creating and designing forms of interactive media. The lab includes 3D printers, augmented reality and so much more.
Undergraduate Program Tracks
You will use what is learned in the classroom to create robust multimedia experiences in a variety of disciplines and industries.
Explore Interactive Design
Explore Sports Media
Accelerated Undergraduate Program
After your acceptance into the accelerated path, beginning junior year, you can take up to 12 credits of graduate-level courses that will apply to their undergraduate degrees. Once you formally move from undergraduate to graduate status, 12 credits of graduate work will apply toward the 42-credit requirement for the M.F.A. This would leave 30 credits, including a project/thesis course, to successfully complete your M.F.A. degree.
Further Study of the Art of Media Dr. Mike Dillon Associate Professor, Media Teaching Assistant Professor, Media Professor, Journalism Graduate Director & Associate Professor, Media Department Chair & Instructor, Media Associate Professor, Media Adjunct Faculty, Media & Director, Center for Emerging and Innovative Media
Graduate Program Tracks
As a creative and strategic media M.F.A. student, you will learn the art of telling good stories through video, sound, text and graphic design. You will be taught which mediums work best for certain stories and will learn how to frame your messaging to capture the attention of the widest possible audience.
Our certification in media arts & technology is for professionals who want to expand their knowledge and/or skillset of current media, technology and design applications. We offer three tracks for both the MFA and the certificate.
Explore Creative & Strategic Design
Meet Our Faculty
Further Study of the Art of Media
Dr. Mike Dillon
Associate Professor, Media
Teaching Assistant Professor, Media
Graduate Director & Associate Professor, Media
Department Chair & Instructor, Media
Associate Professor, Media
Adjunct Faculty, Media & Director, Center for Emerging and Innovative Media