Autumn Osia fell in love with cameras at a very young age. From bringing throw-away wind-up cameras to every field trip to starting her own business, photography has been her life’s passion. Autumn took every creative writing, photography, and video class offered at her high school and brought that love for learning to university. Autumn graduated recently from Drake University and is finding ways to use her degree to continue growing. Her goal is to start her career at a place that sparks her creativity. She also hopes to post more blogs this year as well, which you can check out here.
- Digital Media Production: In this major, you’ll master the use of a multimedia palette of video, audio, photography, and text across a variety of platforms. Including broadcast video and audio, web, tablets, and smartphones, you’ll gain the skills and experiences needed to succeed. Varying careers include digital media producer for television, radio, websites, sports networks, commercials, documentaries, films, or corporate communication.
- Rhetoric, Media, and Social Change: Rhetoric, Media, and Social Change courses bring critical attention to the nature of representations and knowledge practices in communication. How do these mediate our lives and experiences? We examine how concepts of identity, community, public life, ethics, and morality are contested and changed. Students learn to analyze media from across political, popular, and professional cultures. How can we understand social change in diverse settings? You will consider how media and culture offer resources to engage in political action in your own life.
- Sociology: At Drake, sociology students thoughtfully engage with critical social issues. The program combines social theory and research design coursework with elective classes chosen by the student based on personal interests. Community-engaged learning provides hands-on experience with local, national, and global contexts. The major prepares students for professional work in nonprofit sectors, government service, social services, law, human resources, and other fields.
Autumn Osia has been the Photo Editor and Social Media Manager at the Times-Delphic, a Research Assistant for the Drake University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and started her own photography business Osia Photography. She’s been promoted from a Resident Assistant to an Assistant Resident Hall Coordinator in the dorms of Drake University. She also has interned with PBS, Baker Group, Sven’s Skincare, and The Canine Country Club. Autumn’s experience has developed her leadership skills, creativity, and ability to work well in a fast-paced environment.