The Department of Communication at Huntington University offers three areas of study that will prepare you academically and professionally for a career in communication or for further studies at the graduate level.
Communication students at Huntington University choose from three majors:
In addition, the Digital Media Arts Department offers related programs in radio & television broadcasting, film production, film studies, and animation.
Our program covers communication in its multifaceted dimensions — from nonverbal communication to the rhetoric of race; discourse analysis to public speaking and persuasion; conflict studies to media criticism; broadcast writing to public relations crisis management; cross-cultural communication to writing the journalistic news story and feature story; and the history of mass communication to principles of communicating in organizations.
Our graduates forge successful careers in a wide range of media-based jobs — in public relations, radio and television, journalism — and in a wide variety of non-media areas that use communication as the central tool for accomplishing objectives — such as human resources, intercultural ministry and missions, information management, event coordination, and teaching.Our students also are well prepared for further studies in graduate school.
Come visit us!
Consider visiting us during our fall semester or spring semester Communication Visit Day (usually in late October and early March).
Each class you take at HU has Christ at its core.
Broadcast-Fusion Media @ HU
Learn radio or TV (in front or behind the camera) in our broadcast-fusion media program.
Huntington University has hired Adam Widener as Visiting Instructor of Digital Media Arts/Broadcast Fusion Media. He will start in his new position in the fall of 2015. Widener, a 2009 Huntington University graduate, holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting. He worked as a multimedia journalist at WANE-TV NewsChannel since March 2010. Widener was the station’s first multimedia journalist, meaning he handled the responsibilities of shooting, writing, editing and presenting his own...
Joy (Patterson) Thompson
Since childhood, Joy (Patterson) Thompson, a 1999 Huntington graduate, has wanted to be a part of the radio world — specifically Christian radio. "I grew up in Durand, Ill., listening to one of the best Christian radio stations nationally, WQFL out of Rockford," Joy said. "By junior high, I knew I wanted to work there." So when it came time for college, Joy looked for a Christian school...
Lynette (Miller) Fager joined the Huntington University team as the Web & Social Media Coordinator in the fall of 2014. A 2010 graduate of HU, Lynette holds degrees in public relations, communication studies, and journalism.