Prepare tomorrow's media professionals, today: that's what we do.

The Department of Mass Media offers classes in advertising, multimedia journalism, public relations, and TV/film. It’s a place where you’ll learn from experienced industry professionals while earning a degree that will equip you for a career that matters. And did we mention that you might win a few awards along the way?

Academic Programs

Find the degree in mass media that will help you find the job that fits your passion. With options in advertising, multimedia journalism, public relations, and TV/Film, we’ll teach how to connect with audiences and employers.

Mass Media Degree Options

  • Advertising

    Create imaginative messages and images to promote products, services, and ideas. Learn more.
  • Multimedia Journalism

    Create dynamic news content and visuals for delivery across multiple media platforms. Learn more.
  • Public Relations

    Create strategic messages and visuals to connect organizations and the public. Learn more.
  • TV/Film

    Create, edit, and direct narrative scripts for sports and film productions. Learn more.

Rust Center for Media

With more than 13,000 square feet of creative space, the Rust Center for Media has the production studios, podcast booths, newsroom, and classroom space to prepare you for a career in media.

Earn your degree and national recognition: you’ll do that here.

  • 6

    Awards given to Arrow students in national college media competitions this year.

    The Arrow, the student newspaper at Southeast Missouri State, was honored with six national awards during the ACP/CMA Fall National Media Convention in October 2020.

  • 12

    Years of hosting the Fault Line Film Festival.

    The Fault Line Film Festival is the annual narrative short film competition for university and high school students held on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.

  • 1

    Student-run strategic media agency.

    SE Creative gives students the chance to develop their skills in an agency setting and work on real projects with actual clients.

  • 80+

    Live sporting events streamed on ESPN+ annually.

    TV/film majors stream more than 80 live sporting and cultural arts events on ESPN+ as well as more than 70 local TV programs annually.

Learn While Doing

With dedicated creative spaces, student organizations, and student productions, you will get your hands on the tools of your trade and learn in exciting places outside of the classroom.

Pro on the Go Initiative

Students taking classes within the Department of Mass Media that are at the 300-level and above are required to have either a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro laptop computer for use in the classroom during class time.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Matter to Us!

In the Holland College of Arts & Media, it is important to us that you feel seen and heard for who you are.


  • Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) logo
  • Public Relations Society of America logo

Your Success Matters to Us!

Study in a department that will invest in your success. It matters to us that you finish your degree. View the graduation and retention data now to see how we’re helping students prosper.

Contact Us
Grauel Building, 016
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 2775
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701