As the world of digital communication continues its rapid expanse, there will be a need for sharp, knowledgable professionals with a high level of acumen in technology and communication. New communication platforms are being developed and launched every day, and the field of electronic media is rapidly evolving and being reshaped to keep up with the audiences the program intends to reach.
The digital communication program at William Penn is designed to equip and empower students with the skills they’ll need to stay at the forefront of a digital world that truly is global in nature. You can choose from one of three concentrations—television, journalism, or public relations. You’ll gain hands-on training with state-of-the-art technology at facilities like the Musco Technology Center, as well as through William Penn’s partnership with KYOU Fox-15 in Ottumwa, Iowa, in which students can produce a nightly news broadcast.
The mission of the program is to prepare students for a broad range of career opportunities that are out there in today’s digitally oriented world. Careers that are common for those with a degree in digital communication include:
To succeed in these fields takes a serious depth of knowledge and experience working with the latest and most modern resources. That’s why all students in the program complete at least one internship, during which they sharpen their skills in production, technology, and other areas essential for success. Our students recently have completed internships at:
One of the strengths of our Digital Communication program is the mentoring we provide our students. We have faculty, but also a staff of media professionals who all know that student development is our number one priority.
WPU opened the doors of the Musco Technology Center in 2008. Within the building, students have access to state-of-the-art equipment and machinery, giving them practical experience for after graduation. The Applied Technology Division holds most of its classes here, along with the Digital Communication program.
You’ll take the following courses as a student in the digital communication program: