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One of our largest programs, a communication major at Thiel College balances practice and theory and fosters a personal, dynamic, creative environment in which you will learn from mentors in the classroom and the studio or newsroom. From interactive new media to traditional mass media to public relations to communication theory, the department is committed to developing in each student an appreciation and understanding for the dynamic, creative impulse to communicate persuasively and precisely with a variety of audiences.

The Department of Media, Communication and Public Relations is housed in the new, state-of-the-art James Pedas Communication Center, which opened in fall 2014. The intimate setting of the Center allows students to engage with each other, as well as the faculty and media professionals instructing them, in an area that inspires creativity.

Students and faculty are able to borrow production equipment from the James Pedas Communication Center in order to complete interactive classroom media assignments and field productions. In order to request rental equipment, you must complete the form below. Contact Media Specialist/Production Engineer Michael Battisti at mbattisti@thiel.edu or 724-589-2286 for any questions.

By studying communication at Thiel College, you’ll be able to:

  • Create and refine innovative electronic portfolios to meet current standards of professionalism, consult with on-site coaches to perfect your work, and explore production values to implement in individual and group assignments and other projects
  • Participate in campus media, including the Thielensian student newspaper, yearbook, WXTC radio station and TCTV student television
  • Benefit from one-on-one instruction with faculty who have professional media experience
  • Make a difference while getting real-world experience through hands-on training
  • Explore the world with study abroad and cultural exchange trips in the summer

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