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Center for Applied Media Arts

Applied media arts at Hastings College
Hastings College Center for Applied Media Arts

The Center for Applied Media Arts at Hastings College offers a wide variety of experiences to students — from broadcasting and streaming athletic and special events to graphic and web design to photography and producing the campus newspaper.

This is where you'll apply your classroom work through wide-ranging assignments and a host of award-winning, student-run media. You'll experiment, innovate and add professional-quality work to your portfolio.

Building your skills

The Center for Applied Media Arts includes students from a variety of majors across campus — anyone who is interested in:

  • Broadcasting
  • Audio
  • Graphic design
  • Announcing athletic and other events
  • News media
  • Journalism
  • Motion graphics
  • Video production
  • Social media
  • Print production
  • Web design and site management
  • And more!

All of these opportunities happen right on campus, through streaming athletic, music and other special events, including graduation; managing The Collegian, our college newspaper; producing podcasts; producing Bronco News Now, our video news service; managing social media accounts; and maintaining multiple websites, and video channels. 

Championship experience

The Hastings College Center for Applied Media Arts also has the exclusive contract to produce and stream the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Tournament in Sioux City, Iowa, every year. This includes producing the semi-finals and championship game carried by ESPN3.

As part of the coverage, students maintain a website, utilize social media, write game recaps, photograph games, announce games and perform the thousand other things necessary to make it happen. It's an annual highlight and amazing experience for students!

Professional results

Students involved in the Center for Applied Media Arts have the opportunity to tackle a wide-variety of media experiences. It gives you the chance to grow and get better — and gain confidence in your abilities. The result? A professional-quality portfolio of work that'll wow potential employers and graduate schools.

Our quality reputation in the area also means businesses and and non-profits often ask for students looking for an internship, or even work the Center to have students take on special projects.

At every step in your path you'll appreciate the stepping stones of teaching, counseling, inspiring, supporting and guiding from our engaged faculty and staff. It's an experience that's true to Hastings College and you won't find it anywhere else.

See your future at Hastings

See for yourself how we personalize your education to your talents and your goals.

Schedule a visit and we’ll demonstrate how Hastings will inspire you to reach your potential.

Media Arts Scholarships

The Hastings College Center for Applied Media Arts offers scholarships to participating students.

Media means everything from opportunities to cover Bronco athletics (live video and radio broadcasts) to producing the campus newspaper to managing a website!

We offer scholarships in: 

  • Media,
  • Graphic Design,
  • Broadcasting / Videography,
  • Photography and
  • Website design.

Complete this form to let us know you're interested in a media scholarship!

Scholarship Timeline

While we accept scholarship applications year round, for best consideration, we recommend you:

  • Complete your admissions application by February 15, and
  • Meet talent scholarship requirements, such as an interview, by March 15.