The Department of Communication's undergraduate and graduate academic programs embrace a common mission: to fortify the intellectual and social skills necessary for effective human communication. The focus is on oral, written, and mediated communication skills that are essential in both professional and personal lives.
Training for careers in broadcasting
Bryant’s small size and well-equipped television studio appealed to Los Angeles native Dylan Smith ’14. He also appreciated the opportunity to learn both the production side and the more interpersonal side of communication as part of his major.
The University’s Communications Complex is home to a state-of-the art digital and multimedia television studio that serves as a pre- and post-production training ground for students who want to gain experience in front of the camera – or behind it. The studio:
- can broadcast on campus
- has a soundproof, 3,000-square-foot studio with a control room; three advanced multimedia editing/support rooms; and a “green room”
- employs faculty with industry experience, including a local television news anchor
The facility also houses WJMF, Bryant’s student-run radio station. A groundbreaking collaboration with public broadcaster WGBH enables WJMF to:
- run on several new platforms, including WJMF HD2 and smartphone applications
- utilize one of WGBH’s mobile DTV channels
- gain opportunities to learn from the best digital and broadcast technology experts in the business working alongside WGBH technicians
Smith, a Communication major who served as president of the Media Production Club, came to know the Communications Complex – and its equipment – like the back of his hand. A Bruins Remote Production Internship with NESN provided priceless experience.