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COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA ARTS

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STERLING COLLEGE’S COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA ARTS MAJOR WILL GIVE YOU AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE COMPLEXITIES INVOLVED IN WRITTEN, ORAL AND MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATION IN A VARIETY OF CONTEXTS.

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With the rapidly changing landscape of communication technologies, graduates will need a fundamental understanding of how messages are created, managed, received and interpreted, along with theoretical understanding and critical skills to adapt to new communication technologies within a wide range of careers. The liberal arts emphasis in the communication and media arts program equips you with the skills you need to adapt and grow in this evolving field.

EXPERIENCE YOUR FUTURE Sterling College’s communication and media art major allows for opportunities to gain professional experience through field work related to your concentration. You will complete an internship in your area of interest, allowing you the opportunity to apply what you have learned in the classroom and learn from professionals in your field. If you are interested in studying abroad, ask about our partnership with BestSemester.com for students in the cinema production, multimedia production and journalism concentrations. Don’t wait until you graduate; begin your future in communication and media arts while you are still enrolled in college.

CONCENTRATIONS CINEMA PRODUCTION Students interested in producing and directing, script writing, audio and video production, and film studies will benefit from this concentration. Learn to use the software and audio equipment necessary for cinema production as well as the fine art of storytelling.

COMMUNICATION ARTS Do you like to be the star of the show? Students interested in performance and rhetoric should choose this concentration. You will study interpersonal communication, oral interpretation, argumentation, and organizational and gendered communication.

JOURNALISM The field of journalism is rapidly changing with the growth of online news and broadcasting. Join the field by preparing with classes in broadcast news, print journalism, editing and post production, and media law.

MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION Studying topics such as computer graphics, web design, multiple camera production and visual communication, students will learn about the various multimedia tools used in television, radio, Internet and print media.

PUBLIC RELATIONS Businesses and organizations need employees who specialize in public relations to manage the message they send in advertising, press releases and even Facebook posts. Students in this concentration will study marketing, organizational communication and psychology, design, computer graphics, media law and ethics.

AN ENDLESS NUMBER OF OPPORTUNITIES

Communication and media arts encompasses a vast array of careers. At Sterling College, we offer five concentrations to help you focus on what you love. Sterling College offers a wide-range of opportunities for participation in communications and media arts through campus activities and organizations. Compete, volunteer, and produce in a group of like-minded students who want to have fun and develop their skills.

MEET OUR FACULTY... DR. RAYMOND ANDERSON, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF COMMUNICATION Anderson has an eclectic background with work experience in marine sciences, business, communication, film and media arts. His love of the dramatic arts and helping Christian theater ministries led him to switch directions later in life from his day job of managing Jamaica’s largest fish farming operation to completing a Ph.D. in Communication at Regent University. He went on to teach at George Fox University in Newberg, Ore. Anderson also holds a B.S. in Natural Sciences from University of the West Indies and an M.B.A. in General Management from Nova Southeastern University. AARON KENNEDY, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF THEATRE Kennedy has worked in theatre for many years. Prior to coming to Sterling College, he worked at The New Court Theatre, Helen Hocker Theatre, Lon Morris College, Neosho County Community College, Salina Community Theatre, Emporia State University Summer Stock and Madison Reparatory Theatre. He received his M.F.A. in Scenic Design from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and his B.F.A. in Theatre rom Emporia State University.Univ

KEN TROYER, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF COMMUNICATION Troyer taught for 13 years in Kansas public schools as a forensics and debate coach and teaching public speaking and drama. His teams won multiple state championships with individual students not only winning state championships, but national titles as well. Under his direction, the SC debate and forensics team has captured multiple state championship titles as well as placed 9th in the nation in 2010-2011 and 12th in 2011-2012. He is currently co-authoring a textbook on argumentation and debate. He has been named the Kansas Speech Communication Association Educator of the Year as well as the Sterling College Teacher of the Year. Troyer’s favorite classes to teach include: gendered communication, interpersonal communication and political communication. He earned his B.A. in History and Social Sciences from Bethel College and his M.S. in Communications from Fort Hays State University. MATTHEW WINNING, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF THEATRE Winning has been acting in both educational and professional theatres up and down the East Coast since 3rd grade. Some career highlights include Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the North Carolina Stage Company, Riff in West Side Story with Albany New York’s Park Playhouse, and Mike Howard in the world premiere of the award-winning play Dogfall with the Millennium Playhouse in Boiling Springs, N.C. Winning received his M.F.A. in Acting from Regent University and his B.A. in Theatre Arts and Political Science from Gardner-Webb University.

ON CAMPUS ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS IN COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA ARTS Forensics and debate The Stir, student-produced newspaper Yearbook SCORch, Sterling College Online Radio Channel Annual Film Festival

OFF CAMPUS ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS IN COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA ARTS Assist with debate and forensics tournaments for high school students Travel tours during January interterm BestSemester.com options for the cinema production, multimedia production and journalism concentrations

The Sterling College Communication and Media Arts major will challenge you to explore new areas of communication while refining your skills to become ready to enter the job market. Our graduates have found careers in all aspects of communication in both the nonprofit and corporate world. From production and marketing research to print journalism, advertising and media sales to radio and television production and broadcasting, Sterling College prepares you for a future in communication and media arts. We hope you will prayerfully consider Sterling College. Schedule a visit day with your counselor and come see for yourself what makes Sterling College the best choice for your future. Come discover Sterling College.

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