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Overview

Our communication curriculum is interdisciplinary, varied, and flexible. Reflecting an educational philosophy grounded in the liberal arts, Centenary’s Communication Arts Program focuses on developing higher order thinking skills to promote critical, strategic decision-making in the support of active problem solving. In our studio-classrooms, students engage real clients in social media, publishing, and design projects, produce films to compete in film festivals, and gain experience from internships in their desired fields.

Centenary's Communication majors pursue one of three rich concentrations of study that overlap in key areas. All Communication majors receive a strong grounding in contemporary communication practices including writing, cultural analysis, multimedia film and audio production, and design communication. Each student's program of study culminates in an individualized portfolio of original work designed to highlight professional aspirations and development. Our competitively prepared students build innovative careers while simultaneously improving the communities in which they live and work.

Film/Television/Video

Our Film/Television/Video concentration prepares students to professionally engage dynamic areas of audio/visual media production and distribution.

New Media Design

Our new media design concentration allows students to explore the methods and practices associated with multimedia, web, and digital graphic design while also developing knowledge and practices associated with more traditional communication media.

Professional Writing: Creative & Strategic Content

The Professional Writing concentration allows students to investigate varied aspects of communication that pertain to contemporary writers including public relations, publishing and scriptwriting as well as content and social media strategy.

 

LA Easley

Enthusiastic • Hard-Working • Good Listener

LA is studying communication with the plan of becoming a diplomat. At Centenary, LA serves as an RA supporting students in the res halls and planning fun events. LA also serves as a student ambassador by providing campus tours to prospective students and welcoming prospective students to campus. 

LA also serves as NRHH President and is a member of RHA, Model Arab League, greek life, Pi Sigma Alpha, Alpha Chi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Centenary Tabletop Club, and Big Event.

Q&A with LA

What made you choose the communication program at Centenary?

I have always been interested in visual arts and communicating with others - whether just in conversations or in presentations, and I found that Communications covered those interests for me. I liked the variety that Centenary offered and the flexibility to try new things. 

What are your future goals and how do you think your training at Centenary will help you achieve them?

After Centenary I hope to move to Japan as an English teacher and I think my skills in presenting information and working online programs will have multiple important uses. After that, I plan to become a U.S. Foreign Service Officer, i.e. a diplomat. It's important to know how to present in formal settings as well as less formal ones, and I think through the different types of classes in Communications I have learned these boundaries and many ways to do so. 

What do you think is unique or special about the communication program at Centenary?

Centenary offers three different concentrations for Communications which helps you try new things and then focus on what you are more interested in or your skills align better with. I think this is very beneficial for both major and non-major students to get the most out of their studies. 

How/why would you recommend the program to prospective students interested in communication careers?

Communications is a great way to express yourself and have fun with your classes. It's definitely hard work and I spend late nights on big projects but then I have something that I'm proud to show off in my portfolio and can look back on. All the professors in the department are amazing and are there to help you succeed and all your peers will be there to support you.

Contact Info

Michelle Glaros

R.Z. Biedenharn Chair in Communication


Turner Art Center

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