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Communication

Students dive deep into the foundations of communication theory and develop practical skills through extensive application. 

Passionate and experienced professors strive to equip students to communicate effectively both in and out of the classroom. 

All Communication majors take a foundational selection of courses in public speaking, communication law and research, public relations, mass media, graphic design, and journalism. Studio facilities provide students the ability to produce media using industry-standard video recording and editing equipment while serving the campus by producing programs and reports that inform and entertain.

MC communication students engage in fascinating discussions and connect with the community through internships and other hands-on opportunities to prepare them for various careers. Some of these internships include media companies, government and non-profit agencies, public relations firms, and journalistic organizations. 

Interpersonal & Public Communication

In this concentration, students develop verbal communication skills in an environment that gives equal attention to theory and practice.  This concentration prepares students for careers in public relations, political campaigns, work in ministry and other non-profit organizations, and more.

Journalism

Journalism students learn about reporting through digital, print, and broadcast media.  This concentration prepares students for a wide range of careers such as reporter, writer, editor, producer, on-air personality, and more.

Mass Media

This concentration focuses on digital and broadcast media production.  Students choosing this concentration are prepared for on-air and production work in television, radio, and a variety of other mass media contexts.

Political Communication

Students in this concentration learn about the rhetoric that drives effective political communication and the intersection and practice of media and politics.  Graduates are equipped to pursue a variety of careers in politics, government, and issue advocacy.

Public Relations

Public relations students build skills in relationship building, marketing, and corporate and issue advocacy.  Potential careers include consultant, marketing manager, advertising professional, company spokesperson, and more.

Sports Media

This concentration focuses on the broadcast, journalistic and public relations aspects of professional and collegiate sports.  Graduates are prepared for careers in broadcasting, reporting, and media relations.

Theater (Minor)

A theater minor allows any Mississippi College students to dive into a rich and rewarding world with training in technical, vocal, and nonverbal aspects of theatrical presentation.  Students can take part in a variety classic and modern productions each year. 

Communication

What You’ll Do

Co-curricular activities open to all Communication students include:

  • producing MCTV, the weekly campus news program
  • reporting for MC’s campus newspaper, The Collegian
  • producing MC Choctaws broadcasts and events with the Sports Media Team
  • being on stage or behind the scenes for Aven Little Theater productions

The Communication Department houses a lab that offers students the chance to work on classroom projects and create media using the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of applications—including Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Audition, Illustrator, InDesign, and more—on up-to-date Apple computers.

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