Digital Communication

A career in public relations, marketing, social media, or journalism can start with the B.A. in Digital Communication program from Georgian Court University.

We’ve balanced hands-on creation with foundational and experiential learning in the communications field. You’ll learn presentation, Web design, writing, research, video production, and editing skills that will enable you to craft and convey high-impact messages that get results in the private and public sectors.

Program

To earn a B.A. in Digital Communication, you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including:

  • General Education courses
  • Major sequence courses (42 credits)
    • Core courses (30 credits)
    • Concentration courses (12 credits)

For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

Courses

Core:

  • CM105 Presentation Skills (3)
  • CM110 Communication Revolutions (3)
  • CM113 Visual & Digital Literacy (3)
  • CM217 Media Production (3)
  • CM225 Transmedia Storytelling (3)
  • CM305 Media Law & Ethics (3)
  • CM310 Self & Society in Virtual Contexts (3)
  • CM401 Communication Theory & Research (3)
  • CM405 Digital Communication Internship (3)
  • CM465 Digital Communication Professional Practices (3)
  • Two digital communication electives (6)

Concentrations:

Students will choose one of three concentrations: digital production, digital journalism, or visual communication.

Digital Journalism Concentration (12 credits)

  • Choice of courses (pick one):
    • CM210/EN210 Writing for the Mass Media (3)
    • CM230/EN230 Writing on the Web (3)
  • CM213/EN213 News Writing & Reporting (3)
  • CM222/EN222 Digital News Editing (3)
  • CM302 Mass Media & Social Issues (3)
  • Choice of courses (pick one):
    • CM341/EN341 Public Relations Writing (3)
    • CM403 Digital Journalism (3)

Digital Production Concentration (12 credits)

  • AR113 Visual Thinking & Design (3)
  • Choice of courses (pick one):
    • CM210/EN210 Writing for the Mass Media (3)
    • CM230/EN230 Writing on the Web (3)
  • Choice of courses (pick one):
    • CM225 Transmedia Storytelling (3)
    • CM310 Self & Society in Virtual Contexts (3)
  • GD113 Computer Graphics (3)
  • GD226 Video & Sound Editing I (3)
  • GD322 Web Design I (3)

Visual Communication Concentration (12 credits)

  • AR111 Drawing I (3)
  • AR113 Visual Thinking & Design (3)
  • AR427 Advanced Studio I (with permission of program director) (3)
  • Choice of courses (pick one):
    • CM225 Transmedia Storytelling (3)
    • CM310 Self & Society in Virtual Contexts (3)
  • CM302 Mass Media & Social Issues (3)
  • Choice of courses (pick one):
    • GD220 Digital Photography (3)
    • AR422 Creative Photography I (3)

Boost your writing, speaking, and media skills with a minor in digital communication from GCU. This focus complements a wide variety of majors and positions graduates for career success in a variety of professional settings.

Program

To earn a minor in digital communication from GCU, you must successfully complete 18 credits in digital communication courses (at least 9 credits at GCU), including:

  • CM105 Presentation Skills (3)
  • CM113 Visual & Digital Literacy (3)
  • CM217 Media Production (3)
  • CM305 Media Law & Ethics (3)
  • Digital communication electives (6)

For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

Requirements for completion of an internship:

  1. Schedule an appointment to meet the appropriate internship coordinator as follows:
  2. Complete the Internship Registration and Contract and submit to your internship coordinator.
  3. The dean’s office will notify the Office of the Registrar and you will be registered for the internship.
  4. During the internship:
    • Maintain a weekly journal of hours worked, tasks performed, and personal reflections.
    • Regularly review your progress with your internship coordinator and employer.
  5. During the last week of the internship, please have your site supervisor complete the Intern Evaluation and submit to your internship coordinator.
  6. At the completion of the internship, submit a 1,500- to 2,000-word paper to the internship coordinator containing:
    • an overview of the enterprise sponsoring the internship, including history, scope, mission, organizational structure, and clients;
    • your job description, including your interactions as an intern with others in the company, office, or organization
    • how you achieved your learning objectives, including GCU courses and other skills you were able to apply; and
    • a self-reflection on the impact of the internship on your career choice, goals, and plans.