Spring Arbor University

Communication & Media

Communication allows people to develop and exchange ideas, solve problems and work together to attain common objectives. This is a practical discipline that will help you be effective in both personal and professional contexts.

Mission

Our goal 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.

Program strengths and emphases

The study of communication at Spring Arbor University is a hands-on experience, with a foundation in classical and Christian perspectives. All students complete a core sequence that promotes a thoughtful and ethical understanding of communication principles and best practices. Throughout the program you will apply these principles. We offer extracurricular opportunities in writing, acting, broadcasting, designing, producing and researching in addition to practical hands-on experiences in the classroom. Each year students win awards in state and national competitions and engage in meaningful internships. To learn more about the Communication and Media program, visit our Communication & Media course catalog.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities

The study of communication will help you develop useful skills in such fields as ministry, mass media, theatre, business, government and social services. Our program is particularly appropriate for positions involving public relations, broadcasting, sales, corporate communication, public information management, employee communication, training and development, and print journalism.

On-Campus Opportunities

On-Campus Opportunities

Spring Arbor University offers a wide range of activities and opportunities for students to get involved and apply what they’re learning in the classroom to real-world contexts. Here are some opportunities that may interest Communication & Media students:

  • Musicals and plays – From dazzling musicals, to cutting-edge black-box theater performances, to award-winning plays, the Spring Arbor theater program offers a wide range of theatrical outlets; enough to sate the appetite of the most enthusiastic theater guru.
  • Spring Arbor radio stations– Spring Arbor University is home to HOME.fm and The Message. Student broadcasters can earn hands-on experience using their technology, speech, and performance skills on-air.
  • The Pulse (news magazine) – Spring Arbor students can practice their free speech and show off their graphic design and photography skills by joining The Pulse, Spring Arbor’s student-led news and opinion magazine, published bi-monthly.
  • Porchfest (event) – Quite possibly the most highly anticipated event of the year, this SNL-format variety show brings together the most (and least) talented people that SAU has to offer. Hosted by the men of Ormston Hall, this is one event you’ll remember for years to come.

See a full list of the various activities and organizations available to students at Spring Arbor University.