Communication Studies

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Journalism and Mass Communication
film and media arts

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Course Catalog

JMC emphasis – view catalog.

JMC Student Projects

Watch the Showreel.

The University News

Visit the online, student-run newspaper.


Visit the online, student-run radio station.

KCUR 89.3

Visit the NPR radio station.

Media lab hours and policies

View the PDF.

Computer reservations

Reserve a computer.

Studio reservations

Reserve the Studio.
Reserve the Radio Lab.

Equipment reservations

Reserve production quipment.

Technical Resources

Reference manuals.


How do I get one?


How do I get one?




10 reasons why.

Apply to UMKC

How to get admitted.

Apply for financial aid

What are your options?

Atterbury Student Success Center

Specifically designed to promote academic success.
What's Unique about JMC?

KCUR 89.3FM and K-ROO

  • KCUR 89.3FM and K-ROO: There are two radio stations on the UMKC campus. Journalism students can intern at KCUR, a flagship NPR station, which serves Kansas City and outlying cities such as St. Joseph, MO and Lawrence, KS. K-ROO is UMKC's new student-run online radio station, where students can produce radio programs, become involved in management, or run the website. K-ROO is devoted to promoting local music, athletics, arts, and student campus organizations.

The University News

  • UMKC's student newspaper has served UMKC and Kansas City since 1933. Yes, U-News is an independent student newspaper, and all news stories are reported, edited, and produced by students. Copies are distributed to the University, Plaza, Westport, Brookside, Midtown and Downtown areas. U-News is also online, with potential to reach the entire KC metropolitan area.


  • Students enrolled in broadcast courses are involved in producing programs for Time Warner Cable Channel 17 (KHEN) and Channel 18 (KCEN). KHEN and KCEN broadcast seven days a week, reporting local and national news and showcasing popular local events.