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Overview

You have a servant's heart. You love to mix media (audio, video, and graphics) in your creations. You have a passion to tell stories. You want to see the world and serve Christ through media. You want to serve in a local church or serve in a mission environment in an area other than pastoral or missionary work.

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

 

Major Description 

 

As a media ministry major at NGU, you will spend much of your time creating media projects, combining media and missions, and experiencing media ministry on campus and in local churches. You will even immerse yourself into other cultures and travel with a team to document missionary experiences.

You will learn about using Adobe, Audition, and Final Cut software; telling stories with media; expanding your communication skills; writing for cross-media platforms; and using media in church and missions, 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 show others the skills and knowledge you have obtained during your studies.

Ultimately, the media ministry degree will provide a strong education based on a biblical worldview that will prepare you for a variety of media ministry-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

 

There are no tracks or concentrations for this major available at this time.

Electives

 

  • Advanced Audio Production
  • Advanced Video Production
  • Biblical Interpretation
  • Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Graphics Design II
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Introduction to Missions
  • Mass Media Management
  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Photojournalism
  • Principles of Public Relations

 

 

Success

Future

Career Opportunities

 

  • Camp media director
  • Church media director
  • Church staff
  • Creative arts director
  • Media director
  • Media producer
  • Media missionary
  • Production, graphic design, or writing
  • Worship leader

 

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

 

  • A Time for Hope
  • Anderson Mill Road Baptist Church
  • Brookwood Church
  • Brushy Creek Baptist Church
  • Calvary of Albuquerque
  • Campus Crusade for Christ
  • Chasen Music LLC
  • Child Evangelism Fellowship
  • Chillipepper Winter Youth Celebration
  • Clayton King Ministries
  • Concoxions Ministries
  • Crossroads Fellowship
  • Elevation Church
  • Fellowship Bible Church
  • Fellowship Greenville
  • First Baptist Church Charlotte
  • First Baptist Church Spartanburg
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • Focus on the Family
  • Forestville Baptist Church
  • Global Gates
  • Global Youth Ministry
  • Houston's First Baptist Church
  • In Touch Ministries
  • Indian Springs Baptist Church
  • International Mission Board
  • Lifeway Christian Resources
  • Marathon Church
  • Mission to the World
  • NewSpring Church
  • North Augusta Baptist Church
  • Oak Grove Baptist Church
  • Pinelake Church
  • Potential Church
  • Pyerian Baptist Church
  • Redemption World Outreach Center
  • Right Direction Christian Center
  • Riverland Hills Baptist Church
  • Second Baptist Church
  • Shout Church
  • South Carolina Baptist Convention
  • Taylors First Baptist
  • The Church at Cane Bay
  • Trans World Radio
  • Union Church

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 (3 hours) 
Contemporary Mathematics (3 hours) 
Introduction to Mass Communication  (3 hours) 
Fitness and Wellness (2 hours) 
First-Year Experience (1 hour)

Second Semester
Composition and Literature (3 hours)
New Testament Survey (3 hours)
Media Technology (3 hours)
Biological science course (4 hours)
Informational science course (3 hours)
Media 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   
General Psychology (3 hours)
Foreign language course (3 hours)
English literature course (3 hours)
Fine arts elective (3 hours)
Christianity and the Media (3 hours)
Writing for Print Media (3 hours)
 
Second Semester
Introduction to Sociology (3 hours)
Foreign language course (3 hours)
Physical science course (4 hours)
Writing for Broadcast Media (3 hours)
Open elective (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     
Oral Communication (3 hours)
Foreign language course (3 hours)
Open elective (3 hours)
Audio Production (3 hours)
Media Ministry Practicum I (1 hour)
Graphics Design I (3 hours)

Second Semester
History elective (3 hours)
Foreign language course (3 hours)
Major elective (3 hours)
Video Production (3 hours)
Open elective (3 hours)
Media Ministry Practicum II (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  
American Media Ministries (3 hours)
Mass Media Law and Regulations (3 hours)
Major elective (3 hours)
Major support elective (6 hours)

Second Semester
Mass Media Seminar (3 hours)
Mass Media Internship (3 hours)
Missionary Media Ministries (3 hours)
Major elective (3 hours)
Major support elective (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.
 

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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