Communication Studies

About Communication Studies

The study of communication studies at Muskingum University is designed to provide students with an understanding of the communication processes found in contemporary society, an appreciation of the historical, technological, literary and dramatic heritage of communication and an opportunity to improve skills in oral communication.

Students may become involved in WMCO, a Class A 1.32 KW FM radio station, and Orbit Television, a television production studio operating on the cable access channel in New Concord. The Muskingum University forensics team is another exciting way to get involved as a student. Being part of a team, traveling the country to compete with other colleges and universities, and strengthening your communication skills are all excellent ways to prepare for success in any career.

The Muskingum Communication Association (MCA) is a student-led club that focuses on holding social, academic, and career-related events that emphasizes communication-based activities. Joining MCA helps students to build their resume, learn to network, work on “soft skills”, participate in workshops, and develop tools for finding internships and possible careers.


The mission of the Communication, Media, & Theatre Department is to offer quality academic programs designed to develop student understanding and skills in theatre, media, and communication theory, technology, and performance. Through development of ethical sensitivity, critical thinking, performance and production skills, the student will be challenged to lead a more vocationally productive, personally satisfying, and socially responsible life.


The vision of the Communication, Media, & Theatre Department continues to be aggressively striving to keep the department on the cutting edge of practice, theory, methods, and technology of communication in the twenty-first century. With this vision we can continue to strive to meet our goal of graduating students who are prepared for success in their respective areas of degrees.

Program Learning Goals

  • Students will understand and be able to identify multiple levels of communication theory and social science research methods. 
  • Students further along in their academic program should be well-equipped to prepare and present scholarly and professional research appropriate to their discipline.
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