What is Convergent Media?
Convergent media combines the traditional areas of journalism, broadcasting and audio/video production with cutting-edge digital technology and provides you with the skills necessary to be a successful media professional. Journalistic writing and production are the mainstays of our program, supporting both academic excellence in the classroom and hands-on experience in the professional world of digital media.
A degree in convergent media prepares you for an exciting career in the areas of Web design, broadcasting, film production, scriptwriting, sports reporting, newsgathering and audio production. Employment titles include:
- Web Master
- Graphic Designer
- Social Media Design
- Multimedia Journalist
- Multimedia Producer, Director, Editor
- Television, Radio and Web On-air Talent
What is Strategic Communication?
Strategic communication is a unique program created for those who aspire to be managers or leaders of for-profit or non-profit organizations and includes instruction in effective and targeted communication tactics. It helps students develop skills in critical thinking, effective writing, persuasion, message creation and the development of tactics. All of these are useful in cultivating relationships with increasingly global audiences and stakeholders in a variety of settings.
Strategic communication courses focus on crisis communication, ethics, research methodologies, objectives-setting, persuasion, collaborative communication, conflict management and team building while learning to develop and maintain a positive public image for organizations.
Employment titles include:
- Event Planner
- Political Strategist
- Social Media Manager
- Opinion Research Analyst
- Public Relations Practitioner
- Corporate Communication Trainer
Master’s in Communication
The graduate degree in communications is for those seeking advanced instruction and study in theory, research and writing as they pertain to the field. It also provides for the critical examination and investigation of topics in intercultural, organizational and mediated communication. This is an appropriate path for individuals who aspire to eventually earn a doctor of philosophy degree or professionals who desire expanded preparation and understanding of these to further their careers in education, law, management, political science, public relations, marketing, advertising, journalism, sociology, human resources and many other fields.