Welcome to VSU's Department of Mass Communications.
Our dedicated faculty and staff members have a wealth of professional expertise and creativity to share with you. They have diverse and interesting backgrounds in film, television, broadcast news, audio and music, radio, public relations and print media. Mass Communications has become one of the fastest growing departments at VSU, offering unique skillsets and opportunities in our undergraduate and graduate programs.
Our Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications is one of the most sought-after majors at the University. The bachelor's program focuses heavily on new media and technology, with lots of chances for students to gain practical experience. Our students learn using state-of-the art audio and video equipment in our labs, as well as by working on projects with clients on the VSU campus and beyond, including Minor League Baseball and the U.S. Army, an annual field trip to media outlets like ESPN in Washington, D.C., and an annual symposium round out our students' experiences.
An internship is required in the B.A. program, with a variety of unique, hands-on learning experiences available. Students can also work on the staff of VSU's student newspaper (The Statesman), at our radio station (WVST) or at our revamped television station.
Our graduates go on to excel in the world of mass communications by:
- Becoming entrepreneurs.
- Working at area television and radio stations.
- Serving as media specialists for government agencies and businesse.
- Becoming multimedia educators.
- Continuing their education in master's programs.
For graduate students, we offer a Master of Arts degree program in Media Management. The department also offers a minor in Mass Communications, open to all students at VSU.
Our is to pursue excellence while preparing and inspiring student leaders to be transformative global media innovators who are adept at traditional and emerging communication technologies and prepared for evolving mass communication careers.