Why major in Mass Media with a concentration in film and video at Washburn?

If you love a good story told well on film, and want to be part of the process, Washburn’s rapidly growing film and video program can get you ready for success. You’ll learn the technical aspects of the industry from professionals who’ve been there. Combine that with your work ethic and you’re going places! The project-based courses, internship, and portfolio you’ll have at graduation will have you ready for your next step – whether it’s the workforce or film school at the graduate level.
Career Forecast Bright OutlookAverage Salary $76,400on campus
A film professor gestures while explaining a video concept.

What sets Washburn Mass Media apart?

You’ll learn from faculty members with extensive industry experience, not from graduate students.

You’ll graduate and begin your job search with a professional portfolio and at least one internship experience.

As a Film and Video Student, you’ll be involved in all aspects of the annual WIFI Film Festival.

Study abroad and experiential learning are embraced by the department, with scholarship support. Get a behind the scenes look at Hollywood in MM

You’ll be eligible for academic scholarships and project leadership opportunities through the department, as well as paid work through Washburn Student Media or Washburn’s own Video Production Services.

Low-cost and no-cost for textbooks in your major courses. (A recent review showed 60 percent of Mass Media courses require no textbook expense. In another 37 percent of our courses, textbook cost is low.)

Meet Darria Dennison

Darria believes the way Washburn allows students to explore all parts of video production prepares students well for their careers.

Set for Success

CAREER FORECAST: bright outlook

Job Placement


of graduates begin their careers in a media industry role.

Student/faculty ratio


Graduate in four years

More than half of all mass media majors graduate in four years.

GET IN TOUCH WITH Mass Media Department

Mass Media Department
Henderson Learning Center
3rd Floor; Room 316
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
Phone: 785.670.1836

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