Get Involved

As a mass media major, you will be exposed to a wide variety of opportunities to gain hands-on experience. If you want to be added to our mailing list, please send us an email at: with your information.

On-Campus Computer Labs

Most mass media courses are highly involved with learning skills in technology as well as producing work for real-world clients. This means our students must have access to the latest technology used in the industry.

Mass media majors have access to a computer lab equipped with the Adobe Creative Suite where they learn to use InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere and many other Adobe programs in their studies.

Mass media majors also gain much needed experience in film and TV broadcasting by using Instructional Media’s television studio, WUCT-CH 13 cable channel, and public TV station, KTWU.

Students in advanced filmmaking courses use the film and sound editing lab and work with Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Avid Pro Tools, and DaVinci Resolve 14. These programs are industry standard for professional picture and sound editors in every segment of movie making, television, broadcast, and streaming media. This space provides a 5.1 screening room and has industry standard Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling software for aspiring producers and assistant directors.

Student Media  

The Washburn Review is a student-run publication dedicated to informing and providing a voice for the general population of Washburn University. The Review has been an award-winning, student-produced news and information resource on the campus of Washburn University since 1897. The website was launched in 2006. For more information about becoming involved with the Washburn Review, please visit the website.

The Kaw Yearbook is a nationally-recognized student publication produced each year by the students of Washburn University. In 2006, it was nominated for a Pacemaker Award, one of the most prestigious awards in college media. For more information about becoming involved with the yearbook, please send an email to:

Washburn Filmmakers Association  

The Washburn Filmmakers Association is designed to allow students to collaborate in production teams to create both original short screenplays and/or films not associated with class assignments and to explore methods of exhibition or screening, including online distribution. Production activity may also be associated with community organizations and others on campus who may request film or video projects. Learn more by checking out our Facebook group: 

Bods in PR  

Bods in PR is a student organization created for those in the public relations concentration of mass media, though any student on campus can join and participate in the organization. Students in this organization delve further into the career of public relations than what the traditional mass media class allows by working with clients (internal and external to Washburn University) to gain experiences relevant to a competitive resume. These experiences include opportunities like event planning, creating promotional campaigns, digital marketing, and many other types of projects requested by our clients. For more information about joining Bods in PR, please send an email to the faculty adviser, Kristen Grimmer, at

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