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School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts

College of the Arts and Media

Dr. Heather Polinsky, Director

340 Moore Hall, 989-774-3851.

Sarah Adams, M.A., Central Michigan University; Media Criticism

William Anderson, Ed.D., Northern Illinois University; Writing, Promotion, Public Relations

Jim Bollella, M.A., Central Michigan University; Radio Operations, Audio Production

Kevin Corbett, Ph.D., Bowling Green State University; Film Studies, Screenwriting

Christopher Csont, M.F.A., Boston University, Screenwriting

Trevor Diehl, Ph.D., University of Vienna; Online and Social Media, Quantitative Research Methods

Aaron Jones, M.A., Central Michigan University; Video Production

Kenneth Jurkiewicz, Ph.D., University of Detroit; Film History, Theory, Criticism

Eric Limarenko, M.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design; Video, Graphics, Multimedia Production

Maggie Mayes, M.A., Central Michigan University; Performance, Sports Broadcasting

Mark Poindexter, Ph.D., (Graduate Coordinator) University of Minnesota; Media Theory and Criticism, International and Comparative Media

Heather Polinsky, Ph.D., (School Director) Michigan State University; Audio Production, Quantitative Research Methods, Radio Operations, Telecommunications Policy

Amy Sindik, Ph.D., University of Georgia; Electronic Media Law, Management, Entrepreneurship

Jeffrey Smith, Ph.D., (Internship Supervisor) Ohio University; Multimedia Applications

Trey Stohlman, Ed.D., Central Michigan University; Writing, Assessment, Qualitative Research Methods

William R. Sykes, M.A. (Assistant Director), Central Michigan University; Electronic Journalism

Tiffani Waite, M.A., Central Michigan University, Programming

Patty Williamson, Ph.D., Michigan State University; Criticism, Research Theory, Film Studies

Course Designator:
BCA - Broadcast & Cinematic Arts

The Program:
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts


The School of BCA oversees WMHW-FM, a two-service HD FM station which broadcasts 365 days a year at 91.5 and 101.1; two television studios servicing cable station MHTV; two advanced audio studios; video-editing suites; a newsroom for News Central, the area's only locally focused television newscast. The school supports a student record label, Moore Media Records and the Film Society which oversees the Central Michigan International Film Festival. 

Graduate Assistantships

Broadcast and Cinematic Arts graduate assistants aid in teaching basic audio, video, and news production sections, and film survey courses, as well as assists our co-curricular activities. For a graduate assistantship application, visit