Communication

Today, we have more ways than ever to share information and ideas, which is why it’s vital to deliver a clear, relevant message. CUW Communication majors learn the writing, editing, and delivery skills valued in every industry from business to non-profit to healthcare.

Why Study Communication at CUW? 

A CUW degree offers you:

  • Small classes and individual attention   
  • A liberal arts foundation with a Christian world-view
  • An internship at a commercial communication firm 
  • The chance to double major and graduate in four years

Program Overview

The Communication Department blends practical training with a liberal arts education. You’ll take 21-24 credits in the major you choose as well as the Communication Core, which gives you the general and well-rounded skills necessary for success in any area of communication. 

What You’ll Learn in the Mass Communication Program

In our programs you will:

  • Examine the obstacles of trust and understanding between culturally diverse groups
  • Learn the basics of reporting, writing, and editing in a journalistic style
  • Study the history of animation from silent film to digital media and complete your own animation projects 
  • Develop a semester-long student film or video project
  • Integrate various media into a unified concept and aesthetic
  • Design and create their own multimedia projects
  • Explore the basic forms of mass communication 
  • Learn effective broadcast news writing techniques
  • Analyze how films deliver messages and ideas
  • Write articles for the school’s newspaper, The Beacon
  • Produce programming for our radio station, WCUW

Career Choices

A Communication degree prepares you for careers in:

  • Media
  • Non-Profit
  • Government
  • Business
  • Sales
  • Politics 

Areas of Emphasis

Two tracks are available to Communication majors:

  • Multi-media Communication challenges you with innovative technology in film, video, animation, and multimedia production. 
  • Mass Communication teaches you writing and editing skills you can use across all forms of media, from print media to video.

Complementary Majors/Minors

  • Art
  • Education
  • English
  • Graphic Design
  • Philosophy
  • General Business

Curriculum

The tracks offered by the Communication Department include core classes in writing, speaking, interpersonal, and small-group communication skills. 

The Multi-media track includes courses in film and video production, animation, design, and advanced multimedia production.

The Mass Communication track includes coursework in media writing and sports journalism, as well as film, video and radio production.

See our course catalog for our full curriculum.

Clubs and Organizations

Opportunities to get involved on campus include The Beacon (the campus newspaper), WCUW (the campus radio station), and the Communication Club.

High School Prep Courses

  • English
  • Foreign language
  • Theatre
  • Yearbook

Faculty

Dr. Mark J. P. Wolf

Dr. Benjamin Han

Dr. Timothy Macafee

Prof. Glenda Waterman (CUAA)

Prof. Lori Woodall-Schaufler

Prof. Sandra Jahns