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Welcome to the main campus of the Illinois Media School located in the Western suburbs of Chicago!

With hands-on training by professional broadcasters who are working in the industry NOW, flexible day and night classes, we feature an interactive curriculum that showcases all the areas of media. From on-air skill sets to behind the scenes, from Radio to Television to Web Based Media, our campus is a working training center for gaining multiple skills that lead to real careers in the media industry. Students participate in weekly radio and tv shows at live stations doing sports, music or entertainment/news formats.

Hands-On Training

Learn by Doing” is the School’s style. We know that there is no substitute for operating the tools of broadcasting under the direction of broadcast professionals. The classes and studio sessions are run with the same professional informality that is found throughout the broadcast industry.

Click on a field of study to find out what programs are available at Illinois Media School.


Radio & TV Broadcasting

Our 9-month hands-on, real-world technical training gives our students the tools they need to be competitive in todays’ industry. Our core program gives you the opportunity to experience the industry as it is today. Taught by working professionals and guided by experienced career services advisors, students are fully trained and prepared to enter the broadcasting industry with minimal on-the-job training.

Hispanic Media Broadcasting Training

Our 9-month program in Hispanic Media Broadcasting Training will teach you what it’s like to work in a real studio on a daily basis, as well as train you in the “behind the scenes” which includes technical operations. At our Media School, we give you the tools and the skills to succeed in today’s broadcasting industry.

Audio Production Advanced Certification program

The Audio Production program provides an entry into the field of studio-based audio recording and production. The course hones the student’s skills in audio editing and engineering, and applies that skill to the in-studio recording environment. Students learn theory of acoustics, electronics, and audio components, and they learn to record, track, mix, and master music within an audio facility. Importantly, students learn the industry standard audio engineering software and practice that software through the courses in the program. The course also provides instruction on the music and broadcasting industries, and the range of professional opportunity as an audio engineer and music business professional.

Sports Broadcasting

Any fledgling sports broadcaster who hopes to succeed at this attractive career needs to understand the intricate ways in which the industry actually works and thinks. There are tricks to this trade, and before you can ever get a foot in the door, you’ll have to learn them. That’s what sports broadcasting schools are all about. The sports broadcasting program will help you acquire the trifecta of factors that every sportscaster needs to possess: talent, enthusiasm, and education.

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A Beautiful Location

The Illinois Media School facility is located in the Chicago suburb of Lombard and is accessible to all major highways. The School has 2 fully-equipped TV Studios and Master Control Rooms, in addition to 12 Video Editing Stations. The School also has 16 fully-equipped Audio Studios and 3 On-Air Internet Radio Stations.

We are centrally located in the suburbs surrounded by great shopping at OakBrook Mall and Yorktown Mall, near many famous restaurants and businesses such as McDonalds Corporate and Navistar International, and a short drive into the heart of the Chicago.

Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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