Media Communication, B.A.

Program Overview

Do you have a passion for film, radio, television, and other media? Do you dream of playing a part in the production process? If so, you should consider a degree in media communication.

As a media communication major at PLNU, you will be immersed in a program designed to prepare you for a wide range of careers in television, film, radio, and/or new media production, as well as media management. You’ll work alongside creative classmates and expert faculty to gain the skills needed to be a writer, performer, producer, director, cinematographer, videographers, sound engineer, lighting designer, or editor. We also prepare you to work in the specific areas you're interested in, including narrative and documentary film, news, sports broadcasting and production, music, advertising, corporate media and even Christian-religious media. You pick what you want to do and where, and we will help you get there. 

Our student work has garnered 25 films and television shows getting into 49 student and professional festivals—and winning 25 awards since 2005.
 

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Concentrations:

  • Multimedia: Focuses on technology, especially interactive multimedia and computer and graphic design
  • Performance: Focuses on off-camera and on-camera performance for radio, television, and films, and includes coursework in vocal development, diction, and acting in film, television, and radio courses affiliated with Point TV and Point Radio
  • Production: Includes courses that cover all aspects of television, film, and radio production, as well as scriptwriting for television, radio shows, and short films affiliated with Point TV and Point Radio
  • Film Studies: Includes film production and scriptwriting courses on the PLNU campus, along with a semester of film coursework at the Los Angeles Film Studies Center (LAFSC) program in the student’s senior year. The LAFSC includes courses in screenwriting, directing, acting, Hollywood culture, and faith in films
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Student Support

For most students, the transition into college life is one full of adjustments. There is the excitement of newfound freedoms, but also some uncertainty as you begin to make choices and take responsibility for your own future. 

At PLNU, we’re committed to supporting you — academically, professionally, spiritually, personally — so that you may be successful both in your time as a student and beyond. That’s why we offer a holistic support system that focuses on your unique experiences, particular needs, and personal and professional goals — resulting from our deep concern for you, our student.

With a focus on authentic relationships and personalized attention, our goal is to help transform you so you can follow your calling in your own career and life.

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Career Opportunities

As a graduate of media communication, you will be able to demonstrate skills in the theoretical and historical critique of media, in addition to scriptwriting, production, and performance skills for radio, TV, film, the web, and more. Our students have gained employment in places like DreamWorks Animation and television, Disney, ABC’s 20/20, local San Diego television stations, and many other independent film and production companies and television stations all over the country

A Bachelor of Arts in Media Communication can lead to a variety of careers in front of the camera and behind the scenes:

  • Actor
  • Radio Personality
  • Film or Television Director
  • Radio, Film, or Television Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Production Designer
  • Stage Manager
  • Lighting and Sound Producer
  • Voiceover Artist

Student Profile

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