As a Communications major, you can concentrate on one of three areas—Journalism, Public Relations, or Film and New Media—while gaining a thorough knowledge of this fast-evolving field. In the process, many have won recognition for the quality of their work, including Emmy and Telly awards.
Undergraduate coursework includes the opportunity to create TV and radio programs, newspapers, magazines, websites, and multimedia productions, as well as academic papers and projects. Robust internship programs enable students to work with many of the region’s leaders in communications—in places from advertising agencies and regional newspapers to public radio stations and broadcast news. The master’s program has had particular success in preparing students for careers in journalism, broadcasting, education, and law.
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A State-of-the-Art Media Center
Much of this takes place in the state-of-the-art William Randolph Hearst Center for Communications and Interactive Media—complete with professional-caliber TV studio, audio production and control room, extensive video editing, performance studio with professional sound and lighting systems, and many other features.