Do you love films? Are you excited about promotions? Interested in learning to produce a radio show or shoot a documentary? How about acting? Enjoy debate and public speaking? All of these are possible through coursework in the Department of Communications.
The B.A. in Communications has five concentrations from which to choose: Communication Studies, Journalism, Public Relations, Television/Cinema and Theatre.
Extracurriculars include: Monday Night Film Series, Film Club, Public Relations Club, Bell Ringer newspaper, Phoenix magazine, annual speech contest, theatre productions, and Lambda Pi Eta National Honors Society.
Scholarships: Communications Majors are encouraged to apply for departmental scholarships. Information is available in the main departmental office in Allgood Hall.
Internships: Many internship possibilities are available for students in the Department of Communications. Information is available in the main departmental office in Allgood Hall.
The Television/Cinema experience educates people in all types of skills, including filming, writing, performing, and editing. In addition, it provides background classes in both the history of television and film, film appreciation, and documentary filmmaking. By the time they graduate, students have identified their abilities and interests and are prepared to enter any of the many areas of television, video, and film - from filmmaking to national and local TV, from cable to industrial and educational video, as well as academia.
Careers in Television/Cinema
With a degree in Television/Cinema, the important thing to focus on is specialization. The more specialized you are, the better chance you’ll have of scoring the perfect job. Here are some possible career choices: