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Media Department

Media Department Logo

The above graphic, created by student Lamont Parker in 2017, was the winner of a department design contest.

We are Thinkers, Doers, Designers, Strategists, Storytellers.

The Duquesne Media department (formerly known as the Journalism and Multimedia Arts Department) is home to majors in Digital Media Arts, Multiplatform Journalism, Sports Information and Media, and Strategic Public Relations and Advertising.

A Note From Dr. Dillon - Former Media Department Chair:

Our students are thinkers and doers. They are strategists and storytellers. Our department is portfolio-oriented, and students venture into the professional world with tangible proof of their accomplishments, skills and potential, not just a transcript. Our students have worked as interns with every major media organization in western Pennsylvania, including the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Magazine, all four network affiliate broadcast stations, leading companies in strategic communication, such as Brunner and Elias/Savion Advertising, as well as the Pittsburgh Penguins, Steelers, Pirates and Riverhounds.

Duquesne Media Digital Media Arts-Multimedia alumni are videographers, photographers and digital storytellers throughout the country. 

Duquesne Media Digital Media Arts-Web alumni design and develop web strategy and web applications for firms such as American Eagle.

Duquesne Media Multiplatform Journalism alumni work as reporters and editors at leading local news organizations, including National Public Radio.

Duquesne Media Sports Information and Media alumni work for a variety of professional and amateur sports teams and leagues, as well as in multiplatform sports journalism.

Duquesne Media Strategic Public Relations and Advertising alumni oversee media strategy and production for the Pittsburgh Penguins, UPMC Healthcare, the National Football League Players Association and Edelman Worldwide.

JMA Student Work

An increasing number of Media graduates become entrepreneurs, and our program is actively affiliated with Pittsburgh’s startup community.

Mission Statement

The Media department acts in concert with the mission of Duquesne University to nurture the individual talents of our students; harness their innate creativity; inspire their passion for innovation; foster their analytical and critical thinking; and encourage their ethical and professional leadership. The department reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the field and the growing synergies between journalism and media innovations while remaining grounded in Catholic values and democratic ideals.

Our graduate alumni can be found working for a variety of organizations, from the Dallas Cowboys as part of their United fan club staff to a user-experience visual designer for Dick’s Sporting Goods.

A student who completes a degree in the Duquesne Media department understands strategic thinking and can apply what he or she knows across a variety of platforms, from print to broadcast and from social media to video.

Learn more about Multiplatform Media Education at Duquesne

News of new internships, other employment opportunities, scholarships and student contests is updated regularly on the Media department Facebook page. Stay in the loop by following us there.

Undergraduate Program Information

Graduate Program Information