Why Study Mass Communication at TFC?
The Communication Studies major offers a concentration for those who want to pursue a more dedicated line of study in Mass Communication. The Mass Communication concentration seeks to produce culturally informed citizens with a high degree of media literacy who are thus well-equipped for service to the Kingdom in the creation and reception of mediated communication forms. The Communication Studies major operates five student managed publications that allow for hands on experience in a variety of contemporary media, including an online radio/podcast station, a video streaming and production unit, an online newspaper, the college yearbook, and social media platforms. It is the purpose of the Communication Studies major to equip future communication professionals and/or graduate students with a framework that will encourage them to do all things in pursuit of truth.
Through the Mass Communication program students will gain hands-on experience through specific involvement in field-related work areas involving our several student-run media outlets and other department related activities. Additionally, through internships, Mass Communication majors will have a chance to work alongside professionals in their desired career areas including an option of participating in a Film Studies semester in Los Angeles.
- Media Studies
- Public Relations
“You know one critical thing about communication is that no matter what we do, we do it by communicating, so communication impacts everything we do.”
Professor of Communication
Mass Communication Courses
The Mass Communications Concentration in the Communications major is a 126 hour program that includes 69 hours of general education courses (including 30 hours of Bible & Theology), 20 hours of open electives, and 37 hours in Communication-specific courses (19-25 of which are hours dedicated to the Mass Communications concentration).
- Rhetoric of Media
- Narrative & Image
- Media & Society
- Media Production
- Writing for Media
What can you do with a Mass Communication concentration?
When you earn a degree in Communication Studies with a Mass Communication concentration, you will find that there are many career opportunities available to you. Graduates are qualified for a wide range of jobs, such as:
In many organizations, a skilled work force of media specialists are necessary. With an interpersonal & public communication degree, graduates would be prepared to enter a variety of media fields including: film & production, social media, radio, newspaper and digital arts.
A marketing manager with a mass communication background is able to create and implement marketing strategies for an organization. The marketing manager works closely with the sales team and the communications team in order to move the entire organization toward its goals.
A degree in mass communication would prepare students for a career in journalism. A journalist or reporter are gifted in communicating a story via the written or spoken word through a variety of media methods.
Public Relations Specialist
Many mass communication graduates pursue the field of public relations. A public relation specialist is responsible for developing communication strategies around a specific brand.