At Iowa’s most award-winning program, learn cutting-edge content creation and visual storytelling skills. Create short films, social media, documentaries, sports content, commercials, motion graphics, music videos, and more.

Choose from three specialized concentrations: content creation, sports media, or popular culture.

Master the knowledge and techniques to jump right into your career producing creative content that makes an impact. Emphasizing hands-on learning from day one, you’ll learn to tell powerful visual stories with an opportunity to travel the globe with recent productions in Italy, Germany, Ireland, Greece, France, Haiti, China, and more.

Why Loras College Creative Media?

Creative media students are always producing new content through short films, documentaries, live athletic events, social media, and so much more. You won’t find a small college with our breadth of content creation and that’s why our program is named “Best in Iowa” year-after-year. If you have a passion to create, Loras is the place for you! Annually, we travel to conferences, competitions, and film festivals to showcase our students’ work. 

Explore Internships & Careers

Internship opportunities offer real-world experiences. You can complete internships for academic credit or non-credit. Many students choose to complete both.

  • International, regional, and local production companies and stations
  • Advertising agencies
  • NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL teams
  • CBS Sports, New York
  • Field of Dreams, Dyersville, IA
  • Julien International Film Festival

You will be prepared for a variety of exciting careers.

  • Content Creator
  • Film Director/Editor
  • Visual Brand Producer
  • News/Sports Journalist/Announcer
  • Director of Photography
  • Creative Advertising Specialist
  • Documentary Producer
  • Commercial/Corporate Marketing Producer
  • Digital Designer

Course Highlights

Field Production

This course provides students with a hands-on opportunity to create their own productions. In particular, students will learn concept development, cinematography, audio sweetening, lighting technique and digital post-production editing skills. Each student will produce and direct dramatic narratives, commercials and documentary productions in real-world situations.

Sports Media

If you love sports, this course is a must! Students will learn to tell compelling sports stories by putting you on the field, in the booth and right in the middle of the action. Students will shoot and edit sports features and recaps, produce live game broadcasts, master game action photography, and share social media and print stories.

Global Filmmaking

This unique course takes students on a creative filmmaking journey se to international and domestic locations. As a production team, students will engage in all elements of the production process, including research, writing, cinematography, editing, and distribution. The location, genre, and film style of each production varies with your interest but often includes narrative filmmaking, travel genre production or documentary film. If you want to travel and create, this is your course!

Showcasing Inspiring Stories

Loras Creative Media students are out in the community, even going around the world, to find and tell inspiring stories in an ethical fashion as we entertain, educate, and influence audiences with our content. Preview a diverse sampling of student media pieces ranging from documentary and experimental video to animation and short films.

Live Show Loras

Clubs & Orgs

We have a variety of opportunities for you to get involved from the moment you set foot on campus.

Art Club
The Lorian
Loras Players/Guild of St. Genesius
Band / Jazz Band

Duprov / improv
Concert Choir / Chamber Singers

Straight Talk from a Duhawk

The Creative Media program has an amazing community that feels like family. It offers tremendous support and creates an environment where everyone pushes each other to excel in their skills.

— Payton (’17)

Meet Your Professors

Paul Kohl

Paul Kohl  PhD

Professor of Creative Media

Mark Mederson

Mark Mederson  PhD

Assistant Professor of Creative Media

Seth Myers MFA

Seth Myers  MFA

Associate Professor of Creative Media

Craig Schaefer, Professor of Creative Media and Director of TV Studio

Craig Schaefer  MA (’89)

Professor of Creative Media
Director of TV Studio

Jill Specht standing in front of a brick wall at the Loras Rock Bowl Stadium

Jill Specht 

Coordinator of Media Operations

Creative Media News

  • Rajendra "Raj" Thakurathi ('12) working on a film in Hollywood.

    Lights, Camera, Action: Loras Alum Making His Mark in Hollywood

    From the quiet streets of Dubuque to the bright lights of Hollywood, Rajendra “Raj” Thakurathi (’12) has traveled an inspiring journey fueled by his passion for… More

  • Sadie Bhattarai ('25) with coworkers from her internship at the Dubuque YMCA.

    From Internship to Influence

    Loras College student Sadikshya (Sadie) Bhattarai (’25) is cultivating real-world skills this semester as an intern at the Dubuque YMCA. A creative media and public relations major and religious studies minor, Sadie is thrilled that her role as the social media manager and crisis service advocate aligns with her passion for empowering women and creating positive change. More

  • Students part of DuMedia standing with their awards at the ICMA 2024.

    15 Consecutive Years as Top Outstanding Video Excellence Award

    Thursday evening, Loras students attended the awards ceremony at the Downtown Marriot Hotel, where they garnered a total of 15 awards. Most impressively… More