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Overview

You love to write. You have a passion for taking photos and posting them online. You love to create designs with graphics software. You love social media. You enjoy uncovering unknown facts about people, events, and communities. You are a beacon of truth for the masses.

If this describes you, then the digital media degree at North Greenville University may be the best option for you. Here, NGU's Mass Communication Department faculty members are prepared and willing to help you begin a successful career as a communicator.

 

Major Description 

 

As a digital media major at NGU, you will spend much of your time creating graphic designs, shooting photographs of campus life, interviewing campus speakers and visitors, writing news, and designing and maintaining social media and website content.

You will learn about storytelling; still camera photography; website and app design; mass media law, regulations, and ethics; multimedia production; and public relations applications, as well as how to apply this knowledge in your own work.
 
By your senior year, you will have created a portfolio of learning on your own website, which will demonstrate the skills and knowledge you have obtained during your studies.

Ultimately, the digital media degree will provide you with a strong education based on a biblical worldview that will prepare you for a variety of digital media-related pursuits.

 

Curriculum

 

The Mass Communication Department at NGU prepares you to navigate the media challenges of the digital media era. We prepare you for exciting media careers in broadcasting, digital media, journalism, media relations, and media ministry with three distinct majors: broadcast media, media ministry, and print media (digital media).

During your studies in mass communication, you will take classes to in writing, media technology, media production, and media ethics, as well as classes focused on your particular career goals. You will not only learn innovative media concepts in the classroom, but you will also gain hands-on technical and leadership skills through involvement in our student media channels.  

Faculty Strengths

 

All of the Mass Communication Department faculty members bring their professional and practical experience into the classroom and the department's media. You will learn from seasoned veterans from the newspaper, graphics design, radio, television, church media, marketing, public relations, and digital media industries.  

The faculty members provide one-on-one instruction, coaching, and mentoring to help you develop marketable skills. Numerous applied opportunities through campus media, professional internships, and media area employment are available. Just ask one of our professors who are here to help you!
 

Tracks / Concentrations

 

Upper-level digital media electives allow you to focus on writing, graphic design, or multimedia development.

Electives

 

    • Mass Media Management
    • Opinion Writing
    • Freelance Writing
    • Digital Media Advertising and Marketing
    • Public Relations Campaigns and Cases
    • Writing for Public Relations

    Success

    Future

    Career Opportunities

     

    • Social Media Manager
    • Online Marketing Manager
    • Creative Director
    • Journalist
    • Photojournalist
    • Copy editor
    • Media Relations Manager
    • Public Relations Associate
    • Freelancer
    • Web and App developer
    • Media Missions

    Postgraduate Studies

     

    • North Greenville University
    • Arkansas State University
    • Augusta State University
    • Austin Peay State University
    • Clemson University
    • Columbia International University
    • Converse College
    • Elon University
    • Fuller Theological Seminary
    • Golden Gate Seminary
    • Liberty Theological Seminary
    • Liberty University Law School
    • Portfolio Center
    • Regent University
    • Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
    • Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
    • The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
    • University of South Carolina

     

    Employers

     

    • Anderson Independent Mail
    • Dovetail Public Relations
    • Erwin Penland
    • Fluor Corp.
    • Jackson Dawson Communications
    • Jeff Dezen Public Relations
    • LifeWay
    • Miracle Hill Ministries
    • Ogilvy & Mather
    • Redhype Advertising Agency
    • Santa Barbara News-Press
    • Showcase Marketing
    • The Easley Progress
    • The Greenville News
    • The Greer Citizen
    • The Times Examiner

     

    Learning Experience



    Hands-On Experience

     

    The Vision Online

    The Vision Online is NGU's award-winning online news site. Students report local and campus news, giving them practical journalistic skills in writing, photojournalism, videography, and digital graphic design.


    The Vision Magazine

    The Vision is also a lifestyle magazine published for the NGU family. The award-winning, student-run magazine is produced two times per year. The Vision is a hands-on experience designed to give students experience in magazine design, editing, writing, promotions, and production.


    The Vibe

    The Vibe is our FCC-licensed radio station, broadcasting locally and worldwide online. The Vibe is a Christian music formatted station that offers students practical experience working as announcers and production assistants or in promotions or management positions. Students broadcast music shows, news and information shows, and podcasts, as well as other programming.


    Vision-48 News

    As a Vision-48 News staff member, you can have the opportunity to get hands-on experience in television writing, producing, and production, including studio operations and field production. Students work with a staff of about 25 students to plan, record, and produce news, sports, weather, and feature segments that are aired on our cable access TV station and online. The staff of Vision-48 News produces weekly shows and segments that are shown on our local access cable channel 48 and also accessible on YouTube.


    Internships

    Our mass communication students work closely with faculty members to find internships at local news outlets, television stations, radio stations, film producers, marketing and public relations agencies, and communications departments at churches and nonprofit organizations. Students are also encouraged to pursue internships on the national and international levels, as well. More than 200 organizations have hosted our students for internship experience, and many of our students gain employment with their internship organizations before they graduate.


    Film Club

    The NGU Film Club is a student organization dedicated to inspire Christian storytelling through film and video production. Students collaborate to produce and enjoy films, and gain the experience and preparation they need to work in the entertainment industry. Students write, direct, produce, and showcase their films, as well as work together to learn and grow as Christian media creators. The club also sponsors the annual Red Carpet Film Festival, which invites high school students and college students from all over the country to enter their films in a competition judged by film professionals.
     

    Courses

    SAMPLE COURSE SEQUENCE

    First Semester
    Composition and Rhetoric (3 hours)
    Old Testament Survey or New Testament Survey (3 hours)
    Introduction to Mass Communication  (3 hours)
    Contemporary Mathematics (3 hours)
    Fitness and Wellness (2 hours)
    First-Year Experience (1 hour)
     
    Second Semester
    Composition and Literature (3 hours)
    Christian Worldview (3 hours)
    Media Technology (3 hours)
    Biological science course (4 hours)
    Information science course (3 hours)

    *In addition to the courses listed for this major, every student at NGU will take chapel and cultural events each semester of full-time enrollment for up to eight semesters.
     

    SAMPLE COURSE SEQUENCE

    First Semester   
    Physical science course (4 hours)
    Foreign language course (3 hours)
    Oral Communication (3 hours)
    Writing for Digital Media (3 hours)
    Open elective (3 hours)
    Practicum (1 hour)

    Second Semester
    Political science elective (3 hours)
    Foreign language course (3 hours)
    English literature course (3 hours)
    Photojournalism (3 hours)
    Graphics Design I (3 hours)
    Practicum (1 hour)

     *In addition to the courses listed for this major, every student at NGU will take chapel and cultural events each semester of full-time enrollment for up to eight semesters.
     

    SAMPLE COURSE SEQUENCE

    First Semester     
    Social science elective (3 hours)
    Foreign language course (3 hours)
    History elective (3 hours)
    Fine arts elective (3 hours)
    Multimedia Production (3 hours)
    Practicum (1 hour)

    Second Semester
    Social science elective (3 hours)
    Foreign language course (3 hours)
    Graphics Design II (3 hours)
    Advanced News Writing and Copy Editing (3 hours)
    Media Audience Research (3 hours)
    Practicum (1 hour)

    *In addition to the courses listed for this major, every student at NGU will take chapel and cultural events each semester of full-time enrollment for up to eight semesters.
     

    SAMPLE COURSE SEQUENCE

    First Semester      
    Mass Media Law and Regulations (3 hours)
    Multimedia Design (3 hours)
    Digital Media elective (3 hours)
    Social Media Management (3 hours)
    Principles of Public Relations (3 hours)
    Open electives (4 hours)

    Second Semester
    Mass Media Ethics (3 hours)
    Mass Media Seminar (3 hours)
    Mass Media Internship (3 hours)
    Open electives (6 hours)

    *In addition to the courses listed for this major, every student at NGU will take chapel and cultural events each semester of full-time enrollment for up to eight semesters.
     

    Program Objectives

     

    • Demonstrate excellence in knowledge and skills that will meet the demands of graduate schools or the professional world.
    • Demonstrate a broad knowledge and understanding of current events.
    • Use the English language with accuracy.
    • Have an understanding of mass communication's history, its role in America, and the world today.
    • Display strong spiritual, moral, and ethical values, with a commitment to uphold such values in the world of professional communication.

     

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