Why This Program?
Where creativity leads you to your future.
Do you like telling stories? This program is designed to help you understand how today's digital storytellers share their messages, reach their target audiences and master the fundamentals of ever-evolving mediums like radio, television, movies, print, public relations, photography, graphic design, website development and social media. You'll be empowered to graduate with distinctive abilities to help your future company make informed strategic decisions.
- Project Based Learning: This program allows its students to develop their own passions and master their craft with project based learning. Students have endless opportunities, including working with local non-profit clients, creating social media plans, developing a portfolio website and so much more!
- State-of-the-Art Facilities/Equipment: You'll have complete access to our remodeled Elinor McDevitt Freeman Writing and Design Center, which includes large-screen iMac computers equipped with the full Adobe Creative Cloud software suite, providing you the most up-to-date tools every time you log in. Interested in video or photography? Hone your skills with professional-grade cameras, and edit your work in the department's high-powered production suite. Gain experience with radio/podcasts while utilizing our recently created recording studio.
- Learn from real, working mentors: Gain insights on what it's like to be a working journalist, public relations guru, photographer and more, from faculty members who have decades of experience working in the digital fields. They'll also help you land an internship, giving you field experience and a foot in the door for a job after you graduate. Our students have pursued successful careers in public relations, broadcast and print journalism, freelance writing, digital marketing, video production, website development and even teaching.
The mass communications program provides insights on the behind-the-scenes of media such as journalism, photography, broadcast, film and video. You'll get to bond over your projects and receive constructive criticism from your faculty and peers. The Media Communications Department was recently ranked 17th nationally among digital communication programs.