Southwestern’s Communication program offers three emphases--radio/television/film, advertising/public relations, and journalism--with a focus on hands-on practical experience and multi-platform training. The department features faculty with close to five decades of award-winning real-world experience in book and magazine publishing, public relations, radio broadcasting and film production. Students can expect to be hands-on from their first day of class, with a strong emphasis on internships and an even stronger promise of a bright career.
News & Events
Comm Professors Win Emmy for Film "Truth"
Comm Professors Nominated for Two Emmys
SWAU FILMS SELECTED FOR FESTIVALS
A Different Perspective
SouthxSouthwestern 2018 Film Challenge
SWAU Film Students Set to Attend Sonscreen
Award-winning Documentary Filmmaker Visits
SWAU HOSTS WOODROW WILSON VISITING FELLOW
Music and Film
Film Production Students and Faculty Win Awards
PROFESSOR NOMINATED TO DIRECTORS GUILD
COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT HOSTS FILM CHALLENGE
STUDENT FILMS SELECTED FOR SONSCREEN FILM FESTIVAL
SOUTHWESTERN PROFESSOR HONORED BY INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN FILM FESTIVAL
High School Filmmakers Prepare for Second Annual Film Challenge
Communication is a broad field with many new jobs being created every year. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists more career opportunities for communication graduates than any other field. In addition to the media world, graduates find communication assisting them in careers in government, healthcare, law, business and many other fields.
Sample Job Titles
- Public Relations Director
- Advertising Executive
- Radio Station Manager
- Radio Announcer
- Video Editor
- TV Producer
- Development Director
Communication graduates earn 35% more than the national average.