Communication

The Department of Communication's undergraduate and graduate academic programs embrace a common mission: to fortify the intellectual and social skills necessary for effective human communication. The focus is on oral, written, and mediated communication skills that are essential in both professional and personal lives.

Communication at Bryant

Effective communicators increasingly are in demand to direct the exchange of information that drives our diverse world. Advanced writing and speaking skills need to be complemented by computer literacy and an understanding of the mass media, as well as an appreciation for the complexities in human interaction.

At the undergraduate level, we offer courses leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Communication or minors in Communication or Film Studies. At the graduate level, we offer courses leading to a Master of Arts in Communication or certificates in Managerial, Professional, or Public Communication.

Our facilities include a television studio, editing suites, and several student-run media outlets.

Putting theory into practice

Our state-of-the-art production facilities include an HD television studio and control room, several dedicated sets, an impressive array of field gear, and multiple Avid editing stations, allowing every production course at Bryant to be hands-on from start to finish. Student-run media include The Archway newspaper, WJMF radio, and The Ledger yearbook.

Training for careers in broadcasting

The Communications Complex is home to a state-of-the art digital and multimedia television studio and radio station that serve as a pre- and post-production training ground.

Understanding China Fellowship for Communication professor

Prof. Stanley Baran's lecture series presented at China University of Geosciences in Wuhan was so successful that he, Dean David Lux were appointed Guest Professors.

Accounting, Management, Communication departments add new faculty

In addition to welcoming the Class of 2018, new faculty members include Elena Precourt, Kai Kim, and Julie Volkman.

Student Involvement

A number of department-based organizations and groups support our students’ personal and professional growth. These include WJMF, the student-run HD radio station; Media Production Club; The Archway newspaper; The Podium for those interested in public speaking; Bryant’s chapter of the National Communication Honor Society; and The Ledger yearbook.

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Our Faculty

Our faculty include prominent scholars, teachers, and media industry professionals. They enhance their expertise through research, publishing, consulting, and community service, and bring this knowledge into the classroom. They also provide personal guidance for students pursuing internships and careers that rely on communication skills and competencies.

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Gaining practical experience

With the support of our Communication faculty members and working closely with the Amica Center for Career Education, our communication students have interned at organizations including Hasbro, Hill Holliday, Boston Celtics, and MTV Networks. Many have received job offers where they interned. Our graduates are also accepted into prestigious graduate programs worldwide.

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