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An Interdisciplinary Education

Develop practical communication skills through application in oratory and rhetoric, the performing arts, technology and media.

Electronic Media Speech Communication Journalism Theatre

Mass Communication

Mass Communication students learn to become professionals in a wide range of media positions requiring multimedia production, including electronic media and journalism, public relations, and other creative enterprises, instilling high discipline competence. You will learn critical thinking, writing, video and audio production, leadership skills, and develop advanced skills resulting from extensive hands-on experience.

Speech communication

Speech communication students are prepared to enter careers in corporate communications, public relations, and marketing communications. Mass communication students become media professionals by learning practical and theoretical skills. This is accomplished through emphasis on critical thinking, writing, and technological knowledge to prepare students for careers in electronic media, print journalism, public relations, and other creative enterprises in a converging media environment. 

Theatre

Theatre training offers exciting career opportunities. Potential employers recognize that theatre people are creative individuals with a broad range of communication and problem-solving skills. Many careers emphasize written and interpersonal communication, aesthetic discernment, emotional understanding, teamwork, and organizational ability – the skills at which theatre people excel.

Our Faculty

Deborah Whitt, Chair, Dept. of Communication Arts

Maureen Carrigg, Mass Communication/Electronic Media

Randa Garden, Speech Communication

Gwen Jensen, Theatre

Allyn Lueders, Speech Communication 

Michael Marek, Mass Communication/Electronic Media

Max McElwain, Mass Communication/Journalism

Mollie Spieker, Communication Arts

Zoe VanderWeil, Speech Communication

Michael White, Communication Arts

Ronald Whitt, Speech Communication

The Wayne Stater
The Wayne Stater

Journalism students cut their teeth by running a weekly newspaper

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KWSC-FM
KWSC-FM

The student-run campus radio station is a fully-equipped broadcast radio station, operating 24 hours a day during the school year.

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KWSC-TV
KWSC-TV

KWSC-TV is the student-run educational cable access channel.

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