Areas of Study

Whether you're an undergraduate or graduate student, you'll find an engaging blend of knowledge and hands-on experience in our classrooms, radio and TV studios, and Legacy and Sponberg theatres. We offer three primary areas of study, Communication, Digital Media and Cinema Studies, and Theatre Arts.

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The undergraduate program in Communication is one of the largest programs in the College of Arts and Sciences. Our award winning faculty provide enriching classroom instruction that prepares students for dynamic and rewarding careers.
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In the Digital Media, Cinema Studies and Journalism program, you'll work with our award-winning instructors who are practicing professionals in the field of television, radio, film and journalism. Whether it's in the classroom, Eagle Radio, EMU Today, ESPN, E-TV or Eastern Echo, you'll gain practical and hands-on experience.
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Theatre Arts
Theatre Arts at EMU includes the areas of Theatre, Applied Drama and theatre for the Young, Arts Management, Entertainment Design and Technology, Interpretation and Performance Studies and Musical Theatre. Intensive curricular and co-curricular programming allows you to draw on the knowledge and professional experience of our talented faculty and staff.


Hands-on Experience

As a CMTA student, you'll have access to many student organizations and opportunities where you'll gain valuable hands-on experiences designed to enhance and enrich your studies at EMU. 

ETV & Eagle Radio
Public Relations Society
Theatre Productions

More Hands-on Opportunities

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"Cause Play, A Staged Reading: National BIPOC Superhero Project"

By Shavonne Coleman | Directed by Ella Soto

  • May 10 at 7 p.m.
  • May 11 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Suggested for audiences ages 9 and up.


Journey back to 1996, when students Zuvi, Zipper and Aaron meet at an after-school Cosplay Club at Southwest Academy Magnet Middle School in Detroit. Together, they create identities, discover surprising powers and work as a team to tackle various problems, including catching stray cats, defeating monsters, and facing fears.

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