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Media Communication (B.A.)

Media Production Engineer Mike McElroy works with a student in the studio.

Media communication includes many forms of communication intended to reach a variety of audiences via different media, ranging from radio, television and motion pictures to newspapers, magazines and the Internet.

The media communication major offers a variety  of  theory and skills classes to help prepare students to enter the “real world” of media communication. The blending of theory and hands-on skills is inherent to the courses offered in the media communication major. Media communication students are therefore encouraged to take courses in communication studies, business, sciences and the liberal, fine and performing arts to broaden their knowledge bases and backgrounds.

A student who graduates from Thiel College with a major in media communication will:

  • possess the basic communication skills necessary for success in their personal and professional lives.
  • possess effective communication skills and theoretical knowledge necessary for post- baccalaureate and/or graduate study in media and/or communication related areas.
  • be a critical communication producer and consumer
  • learn to use sound, visual and/or written data effectively to create mass media messages via traditional print or electronic systems.
  • be prepared for employment in entry-level and/or management positions requiring media communication-related theoretical knowledge and/or technical skills
  • be aware of ethical issues concerning today’s media.
  • be prepared for admission into a discipline- related graduate or professional program.

Major Requirements (42 CH total)

  • COMM 181 Public Speaking (3 CH)
  • COMM 235 Announcing (3 CH) 
  • COMM 280 Survey of Mass Communication (3 CH)
  • COMM 282 Writing for Mass Media (3 CH)
  • COMM 325 Communication Ethics (3 CH)
  • COMM 455 Media Law & Reg. (3 CH)
  • COMM 470 Senior Seminar (3 CH)
  • COMM 480 Internship (3 CH)
  • Communication electives (18 CH)