Anna Swando
Anna Swando

Broadcast and Cinematic Arts

Hometown: St. Clair Shores, Mich.

Spend a few minutes talking with Anna, a senior student in CMU’s undergraduate broadcasting program, and her passion for her future career is instantly clear.

Her ultimate goal is to one day produce a comedy show for television. And with the opportunities she has had inside and beyond the classroom, including serving as station manager at award-winning MHTV, Anna is extremely confident her CMU education will help her to reach that goal.

Balancing act. “I have learned firsthand about how much work and time it takes to put together a high quality film or a television show. The broadcasting program taught me how to balance my time and work effectively with a team.”

The CMU difference. “Attending CMU has given me hands-on experiences to use on my resume. The professors and alumni are very helpful in giving advice and networking connections for the working world. I loved the size and ambience of CMU’s campus and the broadcasting program is by far the best in the state.”

Encouragement for future students. “I would recommend CMU because of the effort teachers put in to help you understand and apply concepts to real life.”

CMU broadcasting in three … two … one and .. action!

Highlights of CMU’s broadcast and cinematic arts programs include:

  • Opportunities for students to work on the air or behind the scenes at one of the largest electronic media programs in the nation through Moore Hall Television, News Central 34, CMU’s radio station WMHW-FM or Central Premiere Productions.
  • Recording and new media experiences working with the School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts’ Moore Media Records and Multimedia Digital Design.
  • The Michigan Association of Broadcasters named CMU’s student-run television station – MHTV– College Station of the year 13​ years in a row.
  • On-campus TV and radio stations that have won more awards in the past six years than any other university in Michigan.

Click here to learn more about CMU’s broadcast and cinematic arts programs and the College of Communication and Fine Arts.