Nido R. Qubein School of Communication

School of Communication

Welcome to the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication

The Nido R. Qubein School of Communication offers students a combination of theory-based and practical courses in a multidisciplinary, experiential-learning environment. Our state-of-the-art facilities feature two high definition television production studios, a multi-track audio recording studio, editing suites, computer labs, a high-definition surround sound theatre-screening room, and an incredible games/interactive communication development studio.

Based on its mission, the NQSC is committed to:

  • Collaboration between students and faculty in and out of the classroom.
  • Independent thought and critical thinking that produces ethically aware, historically informed, and socially engaged citizens prepared for leadership in the global community.
  • Culturally diverse team-based learning experiences.
  • A universal right to creative expression.


The curriculum at the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication was designed consistent with the following four principles:

  • Communication education is Multidisciplinary. The school recognizes that communication is enhanced when practitioners are knowledgeable of other academic traditions.
  • Communication education operates in a Global environment. The school recognizes that contemporary communication is not contained by national boundaries but is influenced by local, regional, national and ethnic cultures.
  • Communication education should be Experiential. The school believes that communication theories and processes are best learned through direct and frequent application by students.
  • Communication education must be based on Ethical principles. The school holds that all communication should be readily available, but recognizes that words and images have broad societal impact and should be delivered in appropriate media to appropriate audiences.

Mission Statement

The Nido Qubein School of Communication balances theory and application courses in a multidisciplinary environment, enabling students and faculty to think, speak, write and produce strategic messages about a broad range of ideas and issues. The school is committed to:

  • Collaboration between students and faculty in and out of the classroom
  • Independent thought and critical thinking that produces ethically aware, historically informed, and socially engaged citizens prepared for leadership in the global community
  • Culturally diverse team-based learning experiences
  • A universal right to creative expression

The School of Communication VALUES:

  • Expression – Appreciating the principles and constraints on the exercise of free expression in a democratic society
  • Integrity – Maintaining a commitment to honesty, accountability, and professional ethics
  • Excellence – Performing high-quality work in a capable, efficient, and appropriate manner
  • Accuracy – Communicating fairly, without distortions or conflicts of interest, and in recognition of subjectivities
  • Diversity – Encouraging creative and independent ways of thinking and mindfulness about cultural differences and multiple perspectives
  • Curiosity – Acquiring new skills and knowledge and continuously pursuing education and innovation
  • Awareness – Understanding the history, role, context and reality of the process of communication

The School of Communication emphasizes the following COMPETENCIES:

  • Analytical thinking – Extracting from various areas the knowledge required to formulate realistic responses to complex problems
  • Communication skills – Developing the ability to present, listen to, and exchange written, oral, aural, and visual information in forms appropriate for the audience, purpose, and context
  • Interpretation of converging information – Linking data, knowledge, and insight for strategic decision-making and presentation of information through media
  • Technological development – Using technology in ways that add value to the communication professions
  • Integration of theory and practice – Understanding how communication theory informs both research and best practices

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

High Point University considers a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core component of our mission and an essential ingredient to a holistic education in the liberal arts tradition. A liberal arts education develops critical thinkers, moving students from a fixed-mindset to a growth-mindset. This approach to learning prepares students for reflective action in an interdependent and diverse world. We not only understand and respect the unique talents and perspectives of all individuals but we also embrace and utilize their contributions. Our breadth of inclusiveness creates a path by which all individuals can achieve their highest potential in an increasingly complex and pluralistic society.

We welcome and respect all students, faculty, and staff of all races, ethnicities, religions, genders, sexual orientations, sexual identities and gender expressions, abilities, classes, ages, and political ideas. We recognize that diversity also includes a range of geographic locations, communication styles, family makeup, educational background, military service, and other unique life experiences. To encourage diversity and inclusion we endorse dynamic curricula and research agendas—through the university’s core education as well as all fields of study, programming, and community engagement—that include a multiplicity of views and perspectives.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are not merely moral imperatives or societal goals, they can be a competitive advantage. Our continued success as a university rests in our collective ability to embrace a multitude of opinions, ideas, and beliefs so that we can effectively educate the next generation of leaders who are culturally responsive, knowledgeable, and globally engaged. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion cultivates students’ desire for citizenship in complex global communities.



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