Communications and media are a field that is constantly reinventing itself. How long will it be before today’s technologies give way to new platforms? At a time when information is consumed more than ever before, consumers expect current, relevant communication delivered on multiple, dynamic channels. People are increasingly mobile and geographical, political and social landscapes are changing; all of these have impact on the way we communicate. In an evolving, intersecting industry, employers are looking for students who are knowledgeable in many areas of communication, both traditional and digital.
Why a degree in Mass Communication from Missouri Valley?
The MVC mass communications program is designed to provide a strategic combination of communication technologies to develop skills in writing, news media, marketing and traditional media. You’ll learn about these mediums firsthand through experience in our radio or TV studio, or on staff at one of our writing publications. And, at MVC, you don’t have to wait until your senior year to get experience behind or in front of the camera. You’ll get the opportunity to dive in and participate in hands-on learning starting your freshman year. In addition to winning awards for work completed while in the program, many of our graduates find that this hands-on experience sets them apart from students graduating from larger universities.
- Public Relations
- Radio Host
- News Reporter
- Production Manager
- Video Editing
Graduate Program Possibilities
- Strategic Communication
Courses & Concentrations
Degree in Mass Communications
The way we communicate ideas and information to people continues to evolve. Our program prepares you for communication jobs in editing, technical writing, radio and television technology, public relations, marketing, advertising, and corporate communications. We offer three concentrations within our program: broadcast, journalism and strategic communications.
If you’re interested in video editing or production, writing for broadcast, or being in front of the camera, the broadcast concentration is right for you. You’ll learn advanced techniques in radio, television, streaming and newspaper production including script writing, and digital and desktop publishing.
If you’re interested in current events, you might find a concentration in journalism feeds your curiosity. In this subject area, you’ll learn and practice advanced news reporting and writing techniques, photojournalism, social networking and more.
Strategic Communication Concentration
The strategic communication concentration is for students interested in public relations and marketing related fields. With a variety of channels available to distribute information, strategic communications professionals determine the right channel for their message, and do so with creativity and innovation.
Minor in Mass Communications
Every professional, in every industry, must communicate their thoughts, ideas or viewpoint at some point. A minor in mass communication will arm you with a toolbox of communication strategies and best practices that are applicable in every career path. Students minoring in mass communication take courses in media and culture, as well as classes across the three major disciplines