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Communication Studies
College of Arts and Humanities
Digital Journalism
College of Arts and Humanities
Film Studies
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Public Relations
College of Arts and Humanities
Communication Studies
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Department Contact:

Department of Communication
509-963-1055
communication@cwu.edu

Introduction

Studying communications is your window on the world. Whether you major in communication studies, digital journalism, film and video studies, or public relations, you’ll be gaining an understanding of how we form opinions and gain information.

Opportunities

CWU’s Department of Communication prepares you for a career in the media, public relations, government affairs, or other related fields.

Why this program?

Enjoy a job where every day offers something new! Our graduates work in some of the most prominent media organizations on the West Coast.

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Digital Journalism
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Department Contact:

Department of Communication
509-963-1055
communication@cwu.edu

Introduction

As a digital journalism student at Central, you’ll gain valuable experience in reporting and writing about important events, people and things, producing and editing video and still photography, designing for print and the web, and understanding how to create powerful online and social media platforms.

Opportunities

Perhaps the greatest skills a digital journalism student will gain are learning how to be a critical thinker and how to distill large amounts of information into easily understandable end products, particularly in the burgeoning social media field. Journalism students are highly sought-after for their writing, communicating, and researching abilities, which are beneficial in a number of careers. Digital journalism students choose a specialization in journalistic writing and reporting or broadcast journalism. 

Why this program?

Central digital journalism students learn how to question, investigate, interpret, and communicate—with great accuracy and on deadline. Such skills are invaluable in a wide variety of fields including the law, government, public agencies, advertising, public relations, and social studies.

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Film Studies
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Department Contact:

Department of Communication
509-963-1055
communication@cwu.edu

Department Website: http://www.cwu.edu/film-video
Introduction

CWU Film Studies majors learn to view film as an art form, a personal or cultural expression, and as a commercial endeavor.

Opportunities

In addition to following their creative muses, students in the CWU Film Studies program develop and hone their technical, analytical, research, and writing skills as they learn to produce and critique films and videos.

Why this program?

You get to make movies. How cool is that?

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Public Relations
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Department Contact:

Department of Communication
509-963-1055
communication@cwu.edu

Introduction

In public relations, you get to tell your client's or employer’s story. Public relations specialists plan, direct, and create material that will enhance or maintain the public image of a corporation, individual, organization, non-profit, or association.

Opportunities

According to U.S. News and World Reports, public relations ranks #3 in Best Creative & Media Jobs based on salary, job prospects, future growth, and work-life balance. The best-paid 10 percent in the field made approximately $105,000 annually.

Why this program?

At CWU, public relations majors get to do things themselves. Whether it’s working with the student-run Central Communication Agency or competing in the Public Relation Student Society of America’s national Bateman competition, our students gain first-hand knowledge of planning, developing, and creating public relations campaigns.

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Why communication at CWU?

Communication students practice every aspect of communication processes, from finding relevant information to delivering it to target audiences in person and through media channels. Students learn how to use today’s communication tools in labs equipped with the latest software used in the professional world.

 
 

CWU students learn how to tell meaningful stories for a variety of media outlets and get to work and strategize with real clients.

CWU’s Journalism degree is built on hands-on learning covering real news that is published across a variety of platforms under the guidance of faculty and staff with many years of professional experience.

Connect with CWU Communication

If you love telling stories, then a career in communication might be a good choice. Connect with CWU's Communication Department to stay up to date on all that's happening.

Hands-on Learning

Central Washington University communication students take part in a variety of student media opportunities on campus.

Experience communication at CWU

Tour of Wildcat Studios

Located in Bouillon Hall, the Wildcat TV Studio offers a real-world learning environment for our digital journalism and film production students.

Points of Pride

Central students have served in a wide variety of internships including at the Seattle Times, Yakima Herald Republic, KIRO TV, KOMO TV and Edelman Public Relations.

CWU’s student-run newspaper and magazine publications, The Observer and PULSE, have earned Best of Show honors at National College Journalism Conventions of the Associated Collegiate press and won numerous other awards.

Central’s student-run PULSE Magazine was selected Best Student Magazine by the Society of Professional Journalists in its regional Mark of Excellence Awards.

Take the Next Step to Becoming a Wildcat.

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