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Department of Communication

The need has never been greater for Christian men and women who can communicate clearly and powerfully through the spoken and written word, using the vast array of communication technologies. The Communication Department is preparing effective communicators by combining the development of personal interests and abilities with practical and theoretical training from a biblical worldview.

About the Department

The Department of Communication meets the challenge of our constantly changing world with a diverse communication program that equips students for many kinds of careers and ministries. The objectives of the department are for students to 1. Identify the principal elements of the communication process and assess their importance to successful communication. 2. Develop and deliver effective presentations using appropriate technology. 3. Demonstrate the ability to apply Christian values to communication activities.

Prepare for a changing media world.  

Gain hands-on experience in a variety of disciplines: public relations, journalism, radio, film, theatre, social media, animation, event planning, and more.

Learn to speak powerfully and write convincingly while utilizing the industry's most modern and effective communication technologies.

Combine academic preparation and hands-on experience.

Enjoy the best of both worlds in a diverse program that teaches communication theory as well as technical and hands-on production in every area.

Integrating ministry with life

Because your workplace is your ministry, there are endless places in which you can share God's love and be salt and light. That is why we prepare you for all areas of life.

Professor’s comments and teachings are constantly in the back of my mind. I can feel them guiding me even now after I completed my stay at Northwestern.
Department of Communication, 2016
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    Students are introduced to the roles required for the production of live television.

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  • Communication students discussing a newspaper


    The Examiner gives students the experience of reporting, editing, and designing for a print publication.

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  • Communication students in a radio station


    Building on the rich history and facilities of Northwestern Media, our radio broadcasting program is known for its quality and performance.

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    Communication at UNW

    The need has never been greater for men and women who communicate clearly and powerfully through the spoken word, the written word, and a vast array of communication technologies.

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  • Five 16 Film Festival

    Five16 Film Festival

    This film festival is open for submissions from all students and recognizes filmmaking and storytelling talent in the Northwestern community.

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    Honor Society (Lambda Pi Eta)

    This national honor society for communications recognizes students with outstanding scholarly achievements in communication studies.

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    Student Activities

    Students are able to get involved with different forms of media, including television, radio, print, and film.

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Majors and Programs

These degrees and programs prepare students for careers in the media industry and corporate and nonprofit organizations.

Take the opportunity to meet your professors before you have them in class or schedule a visit.
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