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A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Why choose the A.Q. Miller School?

JMC advertising classOur nation is dedicated to the proposition that informed citizens best govern themselves. To stay informed, they rely on media that is responsible, thoughtful and accurate. We teach students to evaluate information and its credibility through classroom theory and practical skills that prepare them for the real world. The A.Q. Miller School offers hands-on digital experience from the first day on campus.

The fields of journalism and strategic communications are more diverse, more experimental and more exciting than ever before. With experience-driven classes in subjects like drone photography and virtual reality, our students build stories across many platforms and prepare for competitive careers involving cutting-edge technology.

Classroom experiences

  • Write, edit and design for print and online
  • Create multimedia packages and publish across all platforms: print, online, television and radio
  • Manage communications programs of public, nonprofit and private organizations
  • Create advertising strategies for social media, print, video and online platforms in advertising agencies, business firms, media and in-house departments

Military Public Relations class

Involvement opportunities

  • Gain real newsroom experience working for The Collegian, an award-winning student newspaper.
  • Write, edit, take photos and design for The Royal Purple yearbook and Manhappenin' magazine.
  • Report, produce or direct for KKSU-TV, Channel 8, a weekly television news show, or "MHK All Day," a weekly talk show.
  • Work at KSDB-FM 91.9 and get experience with reporting, interviewing, sound engineering, play-by-play announcing and performing live drama.
  • Volunteer or earn a paid position with K-State Athletics and/or K-StateHD.TV, covering all sports at K-State.
  • Join a professional student organization, including the Public Relations Student Society of America, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Advertising Club or the JMC Honors Program.

JMC photojournalism with K-State Athletics

Alumni Success

Our students have an 87 percent employment rate with another 10 percent pursuing further education. Notable alumni careers include:

  • Reporter and editor, Los Angeles Times
  • Vice president of communications, AT&T
  • Chief White House photographer
  • Voice of the Kansas City Chiefs
  • Metro editor, New York Times
  • Director or public relations, General Motors Co.

 

Internships

Rafael Garcia at The Wichita EagleAll students participate in at least one credit hour of internship experience, ensuring they gain real-world experience in the field of their choice. Some of the local, state and national entities where K-State students have been interns: 

 

  • 502 Media Group, Manhattan, Kansas
  • Fort Riley Public Affairs Office, Fort Riley, Kansas   
  • Kansas Department of Agriculture, Manhattan, Kansas
  • University of Kansas Cancer Center, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Ronald McDonald House, Kansas City, Missouri
  • OZ Museum / Columbian Theatre, Wamego, Kansas
  • NBC Universal, Winter Olympics, PyeongChang, South Korea
  • USA Football, Indianapolis
  • NASA Office of Communications, Houston, Texas
  • The Wichita Eagle, Wichita, Kansas