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Develop Multimedia Skills to Thrive as a Producer and Creator

Gain a broad and practical skill set with a Bachelor of Arts in Media Production from Webster University. Our curriculum covers a vast range of topics in multimedia production — including web development, video game design, video production, audio engineering, animation and much more.

Our Media Production BA program is designed to prepare you for a huge number of multimedia production jobs — giving you more chances to find and land the career of your dreams. Additionally, we offer our program both in person and through Webster University Online, so that you can earn your BA in Media Production on your terms.

Because of our broad approach to media production, our program is an excellent path for students who plan to work independently or want to be proficient in a variety of media production techniques. Whether you want to work in a media production focused company or help an organization improve their multimedia design and creation, Webster’s Media Production BA program has what you need to succeed.


An actor is recorded during cinematography class.

Choose Webster for Your Bachelor of Arts in Media Production

Get Real-World Experience

Experiential learning is at the core of our Media Production program. You’ll have access to some of the most technologically sophisticated equipment available in multimedia design and production — including the first virtual cinema system in the St. Louis area — to prepare you for rewarding multimedia production jobs.

Collaborate with Professors and Peers

Our faculty mentors are current working professionals who have decades of experience in multimedia production jobs as filmmakers, artists, game designers, animators and producers. They’ve worked for some of the most prestigious companies and production studios in the world. Thanks to small class sizes, you’ll learn firsthand from their experience as you work with your peers on actual projects.

Create Your Professional Brand and Voice

By the time you graduate from Webster, you’ll not only have many hours of real experience, but also an impressive portfolio of your work to showcase your unique talents and knowledge for a variety of multimedia production jobs. Your portfolio will consist of branding such as logos and social media graphics — as well as finished products like podcasts, video games, animations or video production content, depending on your field of study.

Emerging Technology in Media Production



Text on screen: Lumiere No. 653

[Footage of the old film Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat plays, in low quality and in black and white.]

Brooke Butler: There's a well-known story in the world of cinema about an early film made by the Lumiere Brothers. Because the concept of film was so new, when "Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat" was shown to audiences for the first time, it was said that people ran out of the theater in a frenzy, for fear that the train would not stop and would plow right off the screen.

[The old film fades as new, modern footage appears. A group of people stand in front of a screen that shows the seating of a subway train.]

Text on screen: LIVING st. louis

127 years later, the technological advancements of filmmaking have these students captivated by a train on a screen for much more complex reasons.

Eric Rothenbuhler: This is the first virtual cinema system in the St. Louis area and it's gotta be one of very few in an educational institution anywhere in the country.

[The voice overs end as the group of people discuss in front of the virtual cinema system, speaking to the interviewer. Words are indistinguishable.]

Butler: This virtual cinema system utilizes advanced technology to create any setting or atmosphere and calibrates it to this LED studio wall as a soundstage.

[A close up of the virtual cinema system appears and a student stands in front of it, showing everyone how it works, as the background continually changes.]

Basically, it allows a video to take place in any real or imaginary location.

Rothenbuhler: You can shoot a sunrise scene inside a sound stage all day long. You can shoot a rainy day indoors; you can shoot a sunny day indoors on a rainy day.

Text on screen: Eric Rothenbuhler, Dean, Webster University School of Communications

[A close-up interview shot of Rothenbuhler.]

It gives you complete freedom of production. You can also shoot actors in an imagined environment. You can invent environments and so on.

[A montage of science fiction footage mixed with real filming and behind the scenes footage of “The Mandalorian” and technology shots.]

Butler: A major production to utilize this technology was "The Mandalorian,” in which over 50% of the first season was shot with a virtual cinema system. And while these film and video production majors at Webster University probably won't be creating something as large scale as that, this technology is a recently added feature to the major renovations of the School of Communication's production facilities.

[The footage of technology is replaced with a page from Webster University’s website.]

Text on screen: The Renovated School of Communications

Text on screen: State-of-the-Art Learning Environment

[Butler tours the newly renovated School of Communications with its dean, Rothenbuhler. They walk down one of the new hallways.]

Butler: So when I was in undergrad here, this was... I'm lost right now. I don't even know where we are. The media center was this way... So what's happening here?

Rothenbuhler: So this remodeling was a complete gutting of the building.

[A photo montage of the inner renovations.]

So everything but the exterior envelope was demolished and pulled out and then reconstructed so that it could be purpose-built as a communication and media production facility

[There is a long photo montage of the inner renovations which, as Eric speaks, changes to photos of the new production facility areas and general Sverdrup building photos.]

Butler: The Sverdrup Building was built in the 1980s before Webster even had a School of Communications. As the field grew exponentially, they built a small TV studio and fashioned classrooms into editing labs, dark rooms, and a media center.

[More before-and-after photos, showing how the facilities have grown, changed and upgraded over time.]

So now through this remodeling process, students no longer have to squeeze into makeshift studios, but have access to more intentional production spaces.

So technology has helped in a lot of ways. It's also raised the question, everyone with a phone is a filmmaker now.

[The photo montages end and change to a close up of Rothenbuhler in an interview, listening to the question.]

Everyone can go on YouTube and learn how to program a game. How has that affected enrollment?

Rothenbuhler: I believe one of the reasons we've seen growth, everybody wants to tell visual stories, and young people have more facility with visual stories than earlier generations did.

[Another photo montage of various stages of film production.]

But you may not be a master storyteller yet. We all speak English, that doesn't make us all bestselling novelists. So we can take those native skills and shape them into professional skills.

[Footage of Rothenbuhler showing and explaining technology used at the School of Communications to Butler. The two people talk back and forth.]

So this is an immersive sound system. There'll be 19 speakers in here. That creates a full 360-degree spherical sound field.

Butler: So all of this, just the process for this room, there's a lot of money in this room is what I'm saying. Do you see the return on investment happening?

Rothenbuhler: Absolutely. The facilities we're providing our students now mimic — they're designed architecturally and technically to mimic the kinds of workplaces they'll be moving into after they graduate.

[More video footage of the unique facilities and technologies that the School of Communication boasts, along with students working in and around these technologies.]

Butler: Having these educational settings that resemble real industry workplaces especially makes sense with instruction from faculty members who continue to work in the industry.

[The facility footage cuts to an interview shot of a faculty member.]

Joshua Johnson: I'm still, even though I'm full-time teaching here, I'm still out there working.

Text on screen: Joshua Johnson, Assistant Professor, Webster University

This past summer I worked on "Hocus Pocus 2."

[The close up of Johnson cuts to a new faculty member.]

Text on screen: Juraj Bohus, Assistant Professor, Webster University

So now I'm working on a film which I have 3D actors.

[Various footage of the assistant professors Joshua Johnson and Juraj Bohus instructing and working with students on using the virtual cinema.]

Butler: Joshua Johnson and Juraj Bohus are co-teaching the first class utilizing the virtual cinema system. And while most film and video production classes don't rely on a textbook way of teaching, this class is particularly flexible.

[The teaching footage ends, followed by an interview shot of a student.]

Text on screen: Vincent Italiano, Student of Film, Television, & Video Production

Vincent Italiano: It's not like other programs where you have a selected curriculum and there's a bunch of tests you have to take and materials you have to cover.

[Multiple video clips of Italiano working in production areas along with the assistant professors and other students.]

This is a process where everybody is learning, including the professors. It's completely experimental. My goals after I graduate I think are to get with some larger production houses like with LED walls and visual effects and stuff like that.

[More footage of the two assistant professors working with the virtual cinema system.]

Johnson: I think that's really important for students to have a professional, their professor,

to actually be there still working in projects. Because as you can see, technology changes pretty quickly.

Juraj Bohus: Things are kind of changing to the point where in the future it'll be very interesting to see like what is what. It's pretty uncanny.

Butler: For Living St. Louis, I’m Brooke Butler.

[The footage fades into a solid blue.]

Text on screen: LIVING st. louis

What Can You Do With a Media Production BA?

Our broad focus on multimedia production means that you’ll have a solid fields, including video production, multimedia design, animation and more. Whether you want to start your own YouTube channel based on your interests or want to become a camera operator in a major movie studio, you’ll have the foundation to pursue many different multimedia production jobs.

Our graduates are also prepared to continue on to graduate programs to build on the skills and knowledge they accrue at Webster. If you’re interested in researching or teaching subjects such as video production or multimedia design, check out our graduate programs/

When you graduate with your BS in Media Production from Webster, you’ll be prepared for some of the most exciting multimedia production jobs, including:

  • Special FX Artist
  • Filmmaker
  • Game Designer
  • App Developer
  • Film Producer
  • Animator
  • Film and Audio Editor

Salaries for Media Production Program Graduates

Because of the vast number of multimedia production jobs that you’ll be prepared for, your salary greatly depends on your chosen career path. For example, directors and producers earn a median of $85,000 per year, while special FX artists and animators earn a median salary of $98,000, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Film and video editors and camera operators earn a median of $62,000 a year and enjoy an exceptionally good job-growth outlook of 7% by 2031 — much faster than the average for all other occupations. Additionally, there are also many positions opening up.

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