Spring Arbor University’s Department of Communication and Media prepares credible, creative Christian professionals for a world where the mastery of communication skills and technologies are essential. Our curriculum fosters critical thinking and creative problem solving. It strengthens speaking, writing, and professional skills, enabling students to produce, perform and publish original work. Students track personal and professional growth using e-portfolios.
Students work in creative teams for real clients and meet real deadlines. Students have the opportunity to study abroad and complete off-campus internships. We foster a strong sense of community through department-wide programs, collaborative projects, and shared course requirements. We showcase and celebrate student work in a variety of venues. Our faculty are practicing professionals who routinely publish, present, and produce original work. All have been recognized by the university for excellence in teaching or scholarship.
Finally, students from all disciplines participate in our extra-curricular opportunities hosting radio shows, playing vital roles in short films or theatrical plays and creating student publications. Each year our students win local and national contests, attend conferences, conduct and publish research, write, produce and direct original plays and short films.
Our mission is to prepare credible, creative Christian professionals for a world where the mastery of communication skills and technologies is essential. We accomplish our mission by helping students produce, publish and perform original work that is both ethical and effective. There is a strong sense of community fostered by department-wide programs, collaborative projects and shared course requirements.
The department provides opportunities to students from any major to participate in radio, video, drama, and student publications. This includes Will Shoot for Credit, a student newspaper, several plays including one for freshmen and transfers only, and a film festival.
The curriculum stresses speaking and writing skills but focuses on reality-based experiences with creative teams, real clients and productions. All students create or perform portfolio pieces.