The mass communication major helps students build knowledge and skills in a variety of areas, ranging from public speaking to new media. This foundation prepares graduates for work in a variety of fields, including media, public relations, broadcast production and many others. Students will complete an internship or other field experience to gain hands-on professional experience, as well.
Every mass communication major will:
- Demonstrate understanding of effective communication expression;
- Effectively create imaginative expressions in some media with professional competence;
- Reflect meaningfully on their own work;
- Select and apply appropriate research methodology; and
- Recognize the progressive development of technologies and the implications of such development.
Mass communication majors have a variety of opportunities for learning and creative activity outside the classroom, including:
- English honor society (Sigma Tau Delta)
- Media Club broadcasts of campus athletic and community events,
- speech activities including the Edward A. Wright Oral Interpretation Competition and WordUp! Writing Festival,
- the annual literary magazine (Design),
- writing for the Iowa Wesleyan Courier campus newspaper
- creating podcasts for the campus community.
The Iowa Wesleyan College video production facility and audio production studio give students many practical opportunities for experience with professional equipment.