Multimedia Communications Program

Multimedia Institute

Oral Roberts Univesity has always been a leader in technology. The Multimedia Institute (MMI) positions ORU at the forefront in new technology. The MMI program prepares students for the ever-changing world of media production. Blending creative, theoretical and technical aspects, students participate in a variety of hands-on projects. During the first two years of college, students focus on their foundation courses in media, communication theory and liberal arts.

During their junior year, students take 32-36 hours of media studies, gain insights from guest presenters, participate in mini-practicums/fields trips, and a trip to the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Student may develop competencies working on real world projects. These projects include the ORU Coach's Show and various University Media Productions, including televising the University's chapel services. Selected students may attend the Los Angeles Film Studies program to further study film technique.

Students develop skills in

  • Film/video production and non-linear editing
  • Motion graphics
  • Audio multi-track recording, remixing and sound effects
  • Script writing and TV/film criticism
  • Web/DVD creation and utilizing interactive strategies
  • Production facility design
  • Understanding the creative and technical aspects of storytelling from a film/video editor's perspective
  • Develping motion graphics for television/film based upon aesthetic guidelines and industry standards. Concentrating on single-camera, dramatic-production techniques, projects are shot entirely with video equipment, emphasizing film-style shooting. Production includes creative and technical elements characteristic of film production

MMI software list 

  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • After Effects
  • Final Cut Pro
  • ProTools
  • All components of the Apple Pro Suite
  • Components of the Adobe Production Suite