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B.A. Communication

Overview

DEVELOPING WISDOM. ESTABLISHING CONVICTIONS. PRODUCING LEADERS.

Communication touches every realm of life, so The Master’s University uniquely equips students to not only excel in their chosen focus but also do so in a way that will glorify God. One of the essential elements of Christianity is evangelism, and a degree in Communication prepares students with some of the best skills to reach the most significant number of people — whether supporting Christian organizations or working in a secular work environment.

Our classrooms are taught by working professionals who engage students with hands-on experience as well as working as a part of a team. There is a synergy between all emphases, as required in the professional world. Each year they work together to create projects like short films and graphic novels, which can later be used in their professional portfolios. No graduate of the Communication department leaves unprepared.

Emphases

B.A. in Communication degrees are accredited 4-year undergraduate degree programs offered on-campus in Santa Clarita. Students desiring to major in Communication may choose from five available emphases: Communication Studies, Cinema & Digital Arts, Journalism, Creative Writing & Publishing, and Speech Communication. Each emphasis requires 48 units from both core and elective courses. Some General Education and Bible units may be taken through TMU Online. Students may also compile required classes in the TMU IBEX Israel Semester or in the TMU Italy Summer program.

Sample Courses

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Journal and Autobiographical Writing

C254

An exploration of journal keeping and autobiographical writing. Students will read and write various types of personal essays and memoirs and share them in small group settings.

Communication & Social Movements

C388

Social and political movements as rhetorical phenomena. Ideology and influence of recent movements will be analyzed.

Film Production

FIN321

CAPSTONE CLASS (CINEMA & DIGITAL ARTS). An advanced course in production. Students will have the opportunity to create and produce a short film with a professional film crew.

Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age

C331

This course will examine the entrepreneurial power shift in the world of business and what it means for media practitioners, entrepreneurs, and technologists. The disruptive nature of the Internet, open source technologies, and lower barriers-to-entry have prompted a shift in the power from large media companies toward smaller organizations and individuals.

I’m really blessed to be here and to be under godly teaching every day. I love the diversity you get in the Communication Department. You get to take quite a bit of classes. I’ve taken journalism, public relations and business communication...I have so many different career options I can take because of my major.

Madi Fay ‘21

Next Steps: Applying

Since 1927, the mission of The Master’s University is to empower students for a life of enduring commitment to Christ, biblical fidelity, moral integrity, intellectual growth, and lasting contribution to the Kingdom of God worldwide.

Requirements:

  • Required statement of faith and pastoral recommendation
  • 3.6 GPA average for new applications
Faculty Profiles

Faculty Profiles

All faculty share in the commitment to empower students for a life of enduring commitment to Christ, biblical fidelity, moral integrity, intellectual growth, and lasting contribution to the Kingdom of God worldwide.

Study & Serve Abroad - IBEX

Study & Serve Abroad - IBEX

Study the Bible for a full semester in the land where the Bible was written.

Study & Serve Abroad - Italy

Study & Serve Abroad - Italy

Spend 6 weeks studying language, art and culture in Florence.

Q&A with Prof Bob Dickson

Q&A with Prof Bob Dickson

For students interested in careers in Cinema & Digital Arts, Creative Writing & Publishing, Journalism, or Speech Communication, Dr Bob Dickson chats about the Communication Degrees offered at TMU.

GO! Global Outreach

GO! Global Outreach

Opportunities for students to serve overseas through short-term mission trips. We connect them with our Missionary Alumni and other agencies.

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