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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 Writing, Media Performance, Media Criticism

William Anderson, Ed.D., Northern Illinois University; Copywriting, 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, Media Writing, Screenwriting, Film Studies

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

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

Eric Limarenko, M.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design; Video & Film Production,Video Editing & Post Production

Maggie Mayes, M.A., Central Michigan University; News Writing, Reporting & Production, Television Production, Sports Broadcasting

Heather Polinsky, Ph.D., (School Director) Michigan State University; Audio Production, Mass Communication Theory, Telecommunication Policy

Amy Sindik, Ph.D., (Graduate Coordinator) University of Georgia; Media Law, Media Management, Media Entrepreneurship

Jeffrey Smith, Ph.D., Ohio University; Film Studies, Media Criticism

Trey Stohlman, Ed.D., (Curriculum & Assessment Coordinator) Central Michigan University; Copywriting, Media Scriptwriting, Qualitative Research Methods

Patty Williamson, Ph.D., (Internship Coordinator) Michigan State University; Media Criticism, 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 our 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