Nido R. Qubein School of Communication
Communication Major

B.A. Communication

Students in the Communication program study a range of human and mediated communication theories and techniques. We focus on understanding audiences, how messages are disseminated, and how these messages help shape cultural identities, including their social, economic and political effects.

Experiential learning

Media Fellows Program

Each year, the NRQ School of Communication selects from a pool of applicants the top 16 incoming freshmen to be a part of the prestigious Media Fellows Program. The fellows partake in real-world projects in a client/agency model, work together to develop and oversee unique research projects and travel domestically and internationally to examine trends in the media industry.
Study Away Semester at Dark Horse Recording in Nashville, Tenn.

Receive twelve transfer credits toward your HPU degree and spend a semester learning the recording arts at Dark Horse Recording, in the actual studios where many of the biggest recording artists in the world record (including artists from Taylor Swift to Matchbox Twenty). Internships are available, too.


Student clubs and organizations

  • Lambda Pi Eta
  • Public Relations Student Society of America
  • Society of Professional Journalists
  • High Point Broadcast Society
  • Event Management Club
  • Sport Management Club
  • HPU Radio
  • HPU TV
  • Game Design Club
  • National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association
  • National Association of Black Journalists

What can you do with this major?

  • Electronic Media Production: Graduates will be able to apply their skills toward a variety of television, radio, internet, film and corporate video jobs.
  • Game and Interactive Media Design: Graduates find employment in the commercial game industry, the indie game market and the rapidly expanding market for serious game development, and are equipped to be game journalists, testers, designers, marketers and writers.
  • Journalism: Graduates are employed at newspapers, radio and television stations and websites.
  • Media and Popular Culture Studies: Employers in all fields of media will value the breadth and depth of students’ engagement with media and culture.
  • Sport Management: Graduates have positions in marketing and promotions, community relations, facility and operations, compliance, ticketing and sponsorship sales and development.
  • Event Management: Students with these experiences land jobs in public, non-profit or private event management/marketing organization, become a sole-proprietor or partner in a small event management company, or attend graduate school.
  • Sport Communication: Positions in a professional sports organization, sports broadcast station, newspaper sports department or university sports department are popular careers.
  • Strategic Communication: Graduates earn jobs as account coordinators, media buyers, assistant account executives, copywriters, public relations specialists, special events coordinators, sports information specialists, and public affairs or public information specialists.

Communication at HPU

Faculty & Student Headlines

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