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Communication is pervasive, such that Aristotle claimed that it is the one discipline that affects all the rest.

We commit to provide an academically rigorous program of study which explores communication and a Christian worldview, with its implications for personal development and career possibilities.

It means aiding students in studying communication as the art of interpreting the meaning and significance of people’s shared meanings and cultural activities. What words, images and acts mean, where they originate, and how they sometimes change over time is the concern of the vibrant and thoughtful Christian. An implicit concern is with a developed personal epistemology– how we know what we know. This specifically concerns what we believe, why we believe it, and how we know it is true.

Our Communication alumni are serving as political communication directors and lobbyists, event planners, marketing and public relations specialists, teachers, pastors, missionaries, news media reporters, actors, radio announcers, community relations directors, media critics, and filmmakers.

Film and Media Option

Heavy emphasis on script-writing, camera work, editing, pre- and post-production skills, and other relevant media skills. Whether creating film for storytelling, instruction, commercials, or videos for business websites, this option prepares you for a variety of forms of filmmaking.

Foundation Option

A broad and inclusive option that allows students to tailor their program to fit their personal career goals.

Journalism Option

This option allows students to develop writing, researching, interviewing and reporting skills in both traditional print (newspaper/magazines) and electronic formats.

Corporate Communication Option

For students planning to work in profit and non- profit organizations with an accompanying skill set which includes management, leadership, conflict resolution, presentations, public relations and sales.

Minors

  • Film and Media
  • Journalism
  • Communication Studies
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts

Potential Jobs

  • Actor
  • Lobbyist
  • Ministry/Missions Staff
  • News Media Writer/Reporter
  • Political Campaign Advisor
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Scriptwriter
  • Videographer/Filmmaker
  • Advertising

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Graduate Schools

  • American Film Institute
  • Columbia University School of Journalism
  • Hollins University
  • Middle Tennessee State university
  • Oklahoma University
  • Regent University
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Tennessee

Sampling of Classes

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Popular Culture & Communication
  • Principles of Public Relations
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Mass Communication Law & Ethics
  • Copyediting & Publication Design
  • Introduction to Film
  • Digital Imaging