The Department of Media & Communications offers a competitive program of study that emphasizes the theory and cultural impact of media and provides students with the competencies to be successful in the global and digital world of communications.  Students can gain laboratory experience at the College’s commercial radio and television stations, WAUG AM 750 and TV-68, the student newspaper and documentary film. The department provides experiential laboratory through an extra-curricular initiative called Falcon Communication (FALCOM). FALCOM provides students with an opportunity to experience learning through hands-on projects that will be used by businesses and non-profit organizations in the Triangle community. Internships are required for all majors.


Students completing the Media and Communications program will demonstrate:

• Skills of standard written and spoken English
• Skills necessary to pursue graduate study and/or enter a related job field
• Workplace experience through internships
• Competency in writing and production techniques
• Competency in reporting, research, writing, layout and design
• Competency in using various communications media


  • Photography
  • Print Journalism
  • TV Journalism
  • Social Media
  • Radio
  • Web Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Events
  • Advertising
  • Film


Required Courses For All Departmental Majors Except Film

Survey of Mass Communication

Copy Editing

News Reporting & Writing

Digital Journalism & Social Media

Fundamentals of Photography & Video

Advanced News Reporting


Broadcast Media

Writing Radio & TV

Voice & On Camera Presentation

Broadcast and Film Editing

Video Production I

Video Production II

Broadcast Management

WAUG at Basketball Game

Digital Journalism

Feature Writing

Media Research Methods

Online News Production

Publication Concepts

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Writing for Radio and TV

Introduction to Public Relations

Strategic Communications

Writing for Radio & TV

Voice & On Camera Presentation

Introduction to Public Relations

Publication Concepts

Public Relations Problem Solving

And select one

Video Production I

Online Newspaper Production I

Online News Production II

Computer Lab in the Library




WAUG is SAU's very own commercial TV and radio station, and is located right on campus. Through the station, Communications students have access to practical experience to better prepare them for their careers. From video production to directing, and on-air broadcasting, students are able to supplement their classroom learnings in the station.
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Falcon Forum is the online version of the Saint Augustine’s University student newspaper, The Falcon Forum. The newspaper has existed in several forms over the years and was revived most recently in February of 2015.

This website was created by the students of COMM 435; Naomi Afari, Ranell Jenkins, Aisha Taylor, De’Andre Dugas and JaBrozea Hines. This website was constructed for your personal usage, within university limits, under the advising of instructor, Dan Holly.

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Dan Holly

Dan Holly

Assistant Professor

Dr. Shawn A. Lewis

Shawn A. Lewis, Ph.D.