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Be a Voice for the World

Have you ever wanted to reach an audience of millions? Does reporting the latest story excite you? Do you want to be the public voice of a company or cause? Or does the thought of making a complicated production process run like clockwork make you happy? If you answered "yes" to any of these, the Newberry College Communications Program can help turn your dreams into the start of a satisfying career.


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Available Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

Communications students have opportunities to work in both student and professional media during their time in our program, writing for the local newspaper, The Newberry Observer, and serving on the staff of WNIR-LP FM, the College’s radio station.

 

During their internships, students work with professional media companies large and small. Internships not only bring practical experience, but they also help students build valuable contacts that could lead to that first big career break.

 

Our students have worked with television stations in all three nearby television markets (Columbia, Greenville/Spartanburg, and Augusta). Within the last decade, four of our students have been selected for prestigious summer internships offered by South Carolina Educational Television (SC ETV). Students have also enjoyed immersive learning experiences with CNN, Disney and other large companies.

 

No matter the internship, valuable real-world experience reinforces what our students learn in the classroom, helping them become the valued, well-rounded media professionals of tomorrow. Just another reason why Newberry’s Communications program is second to none.


Major

Communications (BA)

 

Concentrations

Broadcasting

Journalism

Public Relations & Advertising

Sports Communications

 

Minor

Communications



Requirements

Students pursuing a BA degree in Communications must complete a total of 47 semester hours in a prescribed course of study.

  • Media writing
  • Audio and video production
  • Communications law and ethics
  • A mandatory internship
  • Senior seminar course
  • Communications and related electives, according to area of interest

 

Communications majors with a concentration will meet the fundamental Communications core, with electives geared to their respective fields:

  • Broadcasting
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations & Advertising
  • Sports Communications

 

All Communications majors are required to complete a minor or double major, chosen in consultation with their advisers. Students may also fulfill this requirement with completion of an approved study-abroad program of at least 12 credit hours.

The Communications minor includes 20 credit hours in:

  • Media writing
  • Video production
  • Communications law and ethics
  • Communications electives, according to area of interest

 

EQUIPMENT

Communications majors or minors are required to have their own laptop computers, video cameras and editing software as well as a few essential accessories for video and audio production. Click here to review the Communications program buying guide to help you select appropriate, but affordable, production gear for course assignments. 

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Career Possibilities


  • Reporter (broadcast / print)
  • Screenwriter
  • Music Production / Engineering
  • Broadcast Producer
  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Government Relations
  • Television Studio Operations
  • Radio DJ
  • Media Educator
  • Multimedia Journalist
  • Media Management
  • Broadcast Engineering / Technical Support
  • News Photographer
  • Online / Social Media Specialist
  • Graduate School
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Corporate Relations



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