Emerging Media Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Shape the way people view and interact with the world around them through the study of new and emerging media.

Start your career in the tech-savvy and innovative industry of emerging media studies. With a Bachelor of Science in Emerging Media from Frostburg State University, you can build your career in this thriving and dynamic industry, kick-starting your creative energy and storytelling talents into high gear.

As an emerging media major, you’ll grow into a thoughtful, skilled professional ready to bridge the gap between people and information wherever you work. In this program, you'll share and evaluate effective messaging to large, targeted audiences.

Four Professional Focus Options to Prepare for Your Career

At Frostburg State University, we want our students to graduate with more than just a top-notch degree in their subject area; we want them to have applicable skills that make them an asset to their future workplace. In that vein, emerging media majors can select a professional focus that aligns with their career goals.

You may choose between:

  • Digital Video Production
  • Digital Media Production
  • Digital Audio Production
  • Digital Media Strategies

Emerging Media Degree Highlights

  •  Choose a minor
    Your path is as unique as you are. If our professional focus options don’t spark your interest, we offer several minors that are sure to inspire. Choose a minor in African American Studies, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, Film Studies, Graphic Design, Journalism, Leadership Studies, Marketing, Public Relations, Social Media or Theatre. These complementary minors allow you to tailor your education to your interests and give you added career preparation that brings real value to your résumé.

  •  Community interaction
    Our studio is where you’ll start gaining experience in front of the cameras or behind the scenes with FSU-TV3, Frostburg’s student-run, 24/7 educational channel available on campus and in homes around the Frostburg area. You can also explore the world of radio and create your own show on XFSR, FSU’s student-run intranet radio station. We’re also home to NPR-affiliate 91.9 WFWM.

  •  Real-world experiences
    As an emerging media major, you'll complete a practicum or internship in which you'll take what you learn in the classroom and apply it in a real-world organization. Not only does this boost your résumé with hands-on experience, but you'll learn from people already in the field.

  •  Versatile skills
    You’ll be adaptable with a degree in media studies. Employers value skills that allow employees to quickly familiarize themselves with new technology and seamlessly integrate new processes that make the workplace more efficient. A new media degree equips you with these skills, which will give you the versatility employers look for and prepare you for continuous growth as you tackle changes in the ever-evolving world of media.

What can I do with my degree in media studies?

Graduates of FSU’s B.S. in emerging media program enjoy a wide variety of options within communications careers and a skill set that translates well into almost any field. The job market holds the best prospects for graduates who have honed their skills with internships or worked in a TV or radio studio, both of which are options at Frostburg State.


Median pay for Media and Communication occupations (BLS 2021)

Related Occupations

Content Creator

Media Manager

Television Producer

Audio Engineer

Master Control Operator

Film Editor


Media Writer

Camera Operator

Careers associated with an Emerging Media degree include audio engineer; camera operator, content creator, film editor, master control operator, media manager, media writer, podcaster, television producer. Find out more from FSU Emerging Media graduates here.

What You'll Learn

In addition to the program coursework, you'll have a variety of ways to practice your knowledge and skills, including through our student-run TV and radio stations or newspaper. While these opportunities add another layer of enrichment to your FSU experience, your coursework will be equally rewarding and teaches you to:
  • Be media literate, especially in the age of digital media.
  • Learn about public communication and how to research and write for various audiences across a range of media platforms, including mobile media.
  • Allow your creativity, hard work and knowledge to shine through the Annual Frosty Awards Show, which showcases creative student media projects.

    Our Alumni

    Frostburg State University students who graduate with a degree in new and emerging media have gone on to work in a wide range of industries.

    Job Titles

    • Content Creator
    • Media Manager
    • Television Producer
    • Audio Engineer
    • Master Control Operator
    • Film Editor
    • Podcaster
    • Media Writer
    • Camera Operator


    • National
    • CBS
    • NBC/Universal
    • ABC/Disney
    • Discovery
    • ESPN
    • SiriusXM
    • BET
    • MTV
    • Under Armour
    • The Baltimore Orioles

Lead the future of mass communications with an emerging media degree from FSU.

With a Bachelor of Science in Emerging Media from Frostburg State University, you’ll be connected with opportunities to put your education into action and will graduate equipped to take on media challenges of today and beyond.

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