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Nido R. Qubein School of Communication
Communication Major

Program Overview

At High Point University, the communication major is housed at the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication. Named for the university’s president, who is an acclaimed international speaker and communicator, the School of Communication is a model of how contemporary communication should be studied at liberal arts universities. Our goal is to help students become responsible global citizens by discovering their own identities through intense small class interaction and hands-on activities produced in close collaboration with experienced faculty.

A Focused Curriculum

Communication is one of the most versatile college majors. Our focus on strong verbal and written communication skills and advanced hands- on production competencies assures that our students can interact with other professionals to create powerful and meaningful messages to local, national or global audiences. We accomplish this by applying time-tested theoretical principals to hands-on experiences in campus media and internships throughout the country.

All students in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication take core classes focusing on: (1) developing communication competency in different situations; (2) enhancing critical writing skills; (3) producing messages utilizing cutting-edge equipment and software; and (4) developing an understanding of the social, legal and ethical issues underpinning communication that surround us in our everyday lives.

With this foundation, students then concentrate in one of five different areas:

• Electronic Media Production (Developing Audio and Video Productions)

• Games and Interactive Media Design

• Journalism (converged Broadcast, Online and Print)

• Media and Popular Culture Studies (History, Criticism and Analysis)

• Strategic Communication (Health Communication, Social Media, Advertising and Public Relations)

The School of Communication also offers a five-year B.A. to M.A. degree in strategic communication with specializations in either health communication or public relations. Students begin graduate courses in their senior year with courses counting toward both their undergraduate and graduate degrees. They then spend one additional year taking graduate courses and earn a master’s degree.

CONTACT THE OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS

The High Point Admissions Office is Located in Wrenn Hall.

Tours are available 7 days a week. Please contact us to schedule your visit.
(800) 345-6993
(336) 841-9216
(336) 888-6382 (fax)
admiss@highpoint.edu

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