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Philosophy and Goals
Our communications faculty have all come from professional backgrounds and enforce professional standards. We feel that our students should be treated like professionals and given appropriate responsibilities. Students in our communications courses are encouraged to approach their classwork the same way an independent producer would approach a contract. Students are allowed and encouraged to choose their own project ideas and develop them to suit their needs. Our hope is that our students will find their own creative voices and develop the confidence necessary to approach the job market effectively and with a strong portfolio of professional level work.
Students working on video projects are expected to work in teams just as it is done in the professional world. Working professionals in the video field have specialties and honed skills, each of which is essential for the success of the production team. These skills and specialties begin here. Communication students sample a number of different roles in the production of video projects and become aware of their own strengths as well as how to recognize those of others. The end result is a greater understanding of leadership and teamwork as well as proper appreciation of responsibility.
The world wide web is the greatest tool for free expression ever to exist in the civilized world. For the first time in history everybody has a potential voice that can reach a truly global audience. Students in our web page design classes are free to create content of their own choosing and to publish it on the Internet. Students are given complete creative control of their server space and full responsibility for what they create. Students may not violate laws through their server space and may not publish anything indecent, but their personal freedom of speech is respected. Many students choose to maintain their sites after the conclusion of the class and some of them have attracted loyal followings.
Mass Communications Goals
Organizational Communication and Leadership Program Goals