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Illinois Media School in Chicago – Our O’Hare Campus

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Join our Practical Media Programs at Our O’Hare Campus

Welcome to the main campus of the Illinois Media School located in the Northwestern suburbs of Chicago and very near Rosemont, Il. and O’Hare International Airport.

With hands-on training by professional broadcasters who are working in the industry NOW, and 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 training center for gaining multiple skills leading 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.


Our 8-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.


The Advanced Film and Video Production Program provides contemporary and traditional skills in modern production of digital video content. The program helps the intermediate, or experienced multimedia professional learn more about modern styles and technical skills. The program prepares students for their field with history, pre productions, shooting, and editing skills. This program offers advanced education with the ever changing contemporary techniques of lighting, shooting, and editing.


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.


The 8 month Digital Media Production program prepares an individual to gain entry level employment in the media industry. Students learn the art, craft, and technology of audio production, digital video production, web development and social media. The program offers hands-on production experience coupled with a strong theoretical foundation taught by working professionals and guided by experienced career services advisors.

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.

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Take the first step toward achieving your dream career in the exciting field of media by applying to the Media Schools today. Our campuses offer financial assistance for those who qualify, as we firmly believe that career dreams should be attainable for everyone. If you have any questions about our programs or locations, simply contact our offices for more information. No matter your needs, we’ll help to ensure that you are capable of attaining the career you’ve been dreaming of!

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A beautiful location close to Rosemont, Il. and O’hare International Airport

The Illinois Media School facility is located in the Northwest Chicago suburbs close to Rosemont, Illinois, and O’Hare International Airport. The O’Hare Campus is accessible to all major highways. The School has one fully-equipped TV Studio and Master Control Room, one Podcast Studio, and 12 Video Editing Stations. The School also has nine fully-equipped Audio Studios and 2 On-Air Internet Radio Stations.

We are centrally located in the suburbs located near Chicago O’Hare International Airport and the Blue Line Train Station, and a short drive into the heart of Chicago.


Monday-Thursday: 8am-10:30pm
Friday: 8am-6:30pm
Saturday: 11am-4pm
Sunday: Closed

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Breezy Davis
Breezy Davis
My experience here at Illinois Media School are great and very fun!
Divine Star
Divine Star
I am GRATEFUL to be here. <3
Anthony Brooks
Anthony Brooks
Great school , great teachers , great atmosphere ..
C red Da mentist
C red Da mentist
Ims great first day and enjoy being ready for sponging Shout outs to the Illinois Chicago branch And many more
Nia Wells
Nia Wells
Amazing school! Scrib made us feel so welcome and at home
Sabrina L
Sabrina L
This school is great vibes through and through. Their staff, their mentors, their space, the students, and the experience overall is a blessing in my life. I’ve been a student at IMS for a month and I’m finding my voice as an individual, becoming more sociable , networking, building my brand, learning media processes & elements, and having legitimate fun along the way.
Minding Mines
Minding Mines
There are a lot of great opportunities and an amazing support system for you to start and thrive in media. I am truly enjoying my experience here. I suggest you come here and take advantage of what this school have to offer.
CHECK THIS! FIRST day of class I learned how to record audio, start building my website, learned the difference of PSA and Commercials and went out and a camera BY MYSELF might I add, and actually had fun doing it! I'm only in my second week, but let me tell you, I get SUPER excited to come to school everyday! I joined this school right on time, because I was feeling super low about some stuff personally and from the minute I got the first phone call about the school, to the same day coming in to register....Everyone was super welcoming and motivating. They greeted me with a smile on their faces, and I've been happy ever since. I travel about an hour every morning to get to class, and I'm excited to be there everyday. I've been motivated since day one, and LITERALLY everyday I learn something new that I can take away in my personal life with my business. I'm SUPER excited to see where this course will take me! I'll check back in 8 months AFTER I graduate! COME HERE!!!!!!! You WON'T regret it!
Kimani Fleming
Kimani Fleming
Awesome place. The faculty are very nice. The courses are so inspiring and hands on.