The Center for Media Studies

The Center for Media Studies represents a dynamic and innovative connection of curricular and co-curricular communication study at Pacific Lutheran University.

Pacific Lutheran University’s Center for Media Studies serves the community by providing assistance with communication and media related projects. The Center, housed within the College of Professional Studies, leverages outstanding programs in journalism, public relations, advertising, and art & design to provide unprecedented student learning opportunities through addressing the communication needs of on-campus and external clients.

Origins and Mission

Originating in PLU’s College of Professional Studies, the Center is intended as a collaborative effort that spans a wide range of departments and administrative missions. Combining existing platforms such as Student Media and MediaLab with curricular programs in art and design, communication, music, theatre and other departments, a primary goal of the Center is to develop new community outreach and engagement, while further enhancing those relationships already in existence.

These efforts will be accomplished through excellence in teaching, research, learning and application of student skills in art, graphic design, visual literacy, legacy and convergent media, as well as expanded roles for Saxifrage, PLU’s student literary journal.

With emphases on convergence, visual literacy and media integration, the Center seeks to significantly increase the visibility of PLU as a provider of high quality teaching, learning, scholarship, and experimentation, while also promoting legacy and new media as vital means of encouraging ethical and civil dialogue in uncertain times.

Skills and Services

  • Public Relations
  • Advertising
  • Journalism
  • Videography
  • Scoring/Music Composition
  • Filmmaking
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Web Design
  • Applied research
  • Marketing
  • Promotional Campaigns

How it works

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