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Broadcasting

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Broadcasting

The Broadcasting concentration prepares students for work in radio, television and multi-media. Graduates work in front of and behind the camera, from anchorperson to camera technician. Broadcasting graduates also find jobs in extension service, university relations and in government and industry.
This concentration is only available to students in the major prior to Fall 2019. Students admitted to MSU or the department beginning in the Fall 2019 catalog term may alternatively choose the Broadcasting and Digital Journalism concentration.

COORDINATOR: Jason Hibbs | (662) 325-0892 | jhibbs@comm.msstate.edu

Broadcasting Requirements

Communication Studies

The career track for this area is aimed at positions in corporate and public communication offices. Students preparing for graduate school in communication and other areas often choose the Communication Studies curriculum.

Coordinator: John Nicholson | (662) 325-8948 | jnicholson@comm.msstate.edu

Communication Studies Requirements

Journalism

In addition to occupying positions on newspapers, magazines and Web publications in-state and around the country, graduates of the Journalism sequence obtain news-related jobs in universities, business and industrial relations.
This concentration is only available to students in the major prior to Fall 2019. Students admitted to MSU or the department beginning in the Fall 2019 catalog term may alternatively choose the Print and Digital Journalism concentration.

Coordinator: Philip Poe | (662) 325-7841 | ppoe@comm.msstate.edu

Journalism Requirements

Public Relations

The Public Relations sequence prepares students for a variety of professional positions. In addition to work with public relations and advertising agencies, graduates have been employed by newspapers and broadcasting organizations, banks, churches, hospitals, insurance companies, charitable and political groups and federal governments.

Coordinator: Karyn Brown | (662) 325-7952 | kbrown@comm.msstate.edu

Public Relations Requirements

Theatre

Students emphasizing in theatre find positions with regional repertory companies with community theatre both on stage and off stage and other professional theatre positions in education, broadcasting and film.

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The Theatre MSU Facebook page lists current auditions and productions, as well as posters and brochures dating back to 1958.

Coordinator: Cody Stockstill | (662) 325-7954 | cstockstill@comm.msstate.edu

Theatre Requirements

Online Communication Courses

The department offers numerous online courses each semester to allow students who cannot attend face-to-face classes the opportunity to learn from departmental faculty. These courses are most often taken by students in the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies major or other undergraduate/graduate programs, but Communication majors with scheduling challenges or in internships and related experiences also take advantage of this program.

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Broadcast and Digital Journalism

This concentration prepares students for work primarily in local television stations across the country. Experience is gained both in front of and behind the camera in the classroom during production of a live student television newscast. Graduates also find jobs in extension service, university relations and in government and industry.

COORDINATOR: Jason Hibbs | (662) 325-0892 | jhibbs@comm.msstate.edu

Broadcast and Digital Journalism Requirements

Print and Digital Journalism

In addition to occupying positions on newspapers, magazines and digital publications in-state and around the country, graduates of the Print and Digital Journalism sequence obtain news-related jobs in universities, business and industrial relations.

COORDINATOR: : Philip Poe (662) 325-7841 | ppoe@comm.msstate.edu

Print and Digital Journalism Requirements

General Information

The Department of Communication offers a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with concentrations in Broadcast and Digital Journalism, Broadcasting, Communication Studies, Journalism, Print and Digital Journalism, Public Relations, and Theatre.

Communication Student Handbook