Why Choose Communications at RSU?
RSU’s broadcast studios are superior for a regional university. RSU Radio (KRSC-FM) is a full-power radio station that includes six audio studios, a state-of-the art transmitter, world-wide streaming and a brand-new music-tracking system.
The 100-seat performance studio includes full lighting and sound, a switcher and three-camera operation, and a fiber-optic connection to RSU Public TV (KRSC-TV). RSU Public TV (KRSC-TV) is the state’s only full-power television station licensed to a public university and produces special interest local programming, children’s programs and documentary features.
- Small class sizes offer students personalized instruction. Theory courses are capped at 25 students, and most production courses are capped at 15.
- Students work with real-world clients in public relations strategies, internships, corporate media production and senior capstone.
- RSU’s broadcast faculty have thirty years of experience in the commercial television industry.
- RSU’s Theatre Program includes original plays written and/or directed by students, as well as expert direction by our theatre director and other faculty volunteers.
- Practical part-time employment is available for top students in radio operations, television and theatre production.
A communications degree is one of the most versatile degrees you can earn.
Our students benefit not only from highly-credentialed and experienced faculty but from our unique combination of co-curricular student programs. Because of its emphasis on communication and critical thinking skills, our B.A. in Communications also serves as an excellent pre-law degree, as well as an ideal baccalaureate degree for those interested in a career in ministry.
What can you do with a Communications Degree?
Employers everywhere seek to hire graduates with strong communication skills, and our graduates are very popular with companies who sponsor career fairs. Graduates in communications from RSU become indispensable employees because they know how to adapt to changing circumstances and marketplace realities. Here are a few examples of what you can do with a communications degree:
Mathew Rahn, B.A. Communications
“A Communications degree has a lot of career options. One of the strengths of the Communication program at RSU is the technology that we have access to. The experience you get working with software, cameras, editing bays and production studios helps enrich the educational process, and you can apply those skills to real-life situations. Everything you learn in the program will help you excel no matter where you go. If you’re not sure what degree you want, Communications is a great place to start.”