Academics

Media Arts Administration, B.S.

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.

Program Overview

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.

If you have questions, a counselor with our Office of Admission can help as you decide on the CUC degree program that best matches your strengths and career interests.

General Course Information

The bachelor’s degree in media arts administration requiresroughly 70 credit hours with a comprehensive core in business and media arts. Students take required business courses in:

  • accounting 
  • economics
  • management
  • finance
  • marketing
  • film history
  • television or radio production
  • art history
  • desktop publishing

For details about required courses and course descriptions, please visit our online catalog.

Opportunities

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. 

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  TV production at Chicago’s CBS and WGN studios 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.

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Career Possibilities

  • Account Representative
  • Distribution Manager
  • Buyer
  • Comparison Shopper
  • Marketing Planner
  • Market Researcher
  • Research Analyst
  • Promotions Director
  • Advertising Manager
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Marketing Consultant
  • Product/Brand manager
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Sales Associate
  • Graphic Designer