Communication Arts Concentration
The world of communication is constantly changing and yet one thing stays consistent – the need to communicate. The Communication Arts department desires to prepare students for successful entry into the multifaceted world of communication and media by graduating competent, creative, and Christ-like communicators prepared to serve in a variety of callings.
The concentration explores the world of visual communication and modern media through observation and practical application. Each student is encouraged to consider his or her calling and career goals by taking courses that explore various fields and techniques found within the converging mediums of filmmaking, journalism, and theater. Students will apply their skills through various practicums such as producing film projects, writing for the school newspaper, and working on theatrical productions. The department’s multi-disciplinary focus helps prepare students for careers in many areas including film, television, and new media production; traditional and online journalism; public relations; and the theatrical world.
The Communication Arts Department of Providence Christian College exists to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to become effective communicators who work and create in various mediums for the glory of God.
Concentration Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the communication arts concentration will be able to:
- Articulate a biblical perspective within the field of Communication Arts demonstrating knowledge of the aesthetic dimension of life and the Christian’s responsibility for nurturing and enhancing his or her gifts and talents in service to Christ and his kingdom.
- Communicate effectively for a variety of audiences in various mediums to demonstrate competence in writing, critical thinking, visual storytelling, performance, and production.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the history, current issues, and techniques used in both production and performance in the various fields of the communication arts as well as critically discern, dissect and analyze messages of persuasion, argumentation, and fallacy found within the media.
Representative Classes Can Include
- Visual Storytelling and Communication
- Film and Video Production
- Media Writing
- Advanced Expository Writing
- Mass Media and Society