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. The Film major through lecture and hand-on-learning gives students a deeper appreciation and utilization of the artistic and cultural implications. Internships are required for all majors.

GOALS

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

ADDITIONAL DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

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

REQUIREMENTS

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

Internship

Broadcast Media

Writing Radio & TV

Voice & On Camera Presentation

Broadcast and Film Editing

Video Production I

Video Production II

Broadcast Management

Digital Journalism

Feature Writing

Media Research Methods

Online News Production

Publication Concepts

And select one

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

Film

Intro to Film

Intro to Screenwriting

Intro to Production

Visual Aesthetics

Film History

Film Theory & Criticism

Feature Screenwriting I

Motion Picture Directing

Motion Picture Production Workshop I

Motion Picture Production Workshop II

Editing

Feature Screenwriting II

Documentary Production

Cinematography

Thesis

WAUG at Basketball Game
Computer Lab in the Library

BECOME A FALCON

START YOUR JOURNEY IN MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS
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WAUG

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

Thefalconforum.com 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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FACULTY

Dr. Shawn A. Lewis

Shawn A. Lewis, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Humanities
Assistant Dean, School of Humanities, Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences
salewis@st-aug.edu
919.516.4741

Dan Holly

Dan Holly

Chair, Department of Media & Mass Communications
dcholly@st-aug.edu
919.516.4981

Janet Gustafson

Janet Gustafson

Professor, Video Editing Technician & Equipment Coordinator
jtgustafson@st-aug.edu
919.516.4287

Shakima Garrison

Shakima Ellis

Assistant Professor
slgarrison@st-aug.edu
919.516.4738

Ethel Ophelia Johnson

E. Ophelia Johnson

Assistant Professor
eojohnson@st-aug.edu
919.516.4225

Erin Berry-McCrea

Erin L. Berry-McCrea, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
eberrymccrea@st-aug.edu
919.516.4371