Careers in Communication
Wayne State University has been training communication professionals for more than 70 years. The Department of Communication offers degree programs that prepare students for a wide range of career opportunities.
That’s why the department’s award-winning graduates are working today as journalists, editors, publishers, screen writers, reporters, authors, public relations professionals, corporate executives, video/television producers, web designers and consultants, educators, voiceover specialists, radio and television broadcasters, DJs, sports announcers, entrepreneurs, elected office holders and community leaders. Visit WSU Career Services for more.
A major in journalism prepares students for a variety of careers such as advertising, news editorial writing, broadcasting or media relations. Students who have completed this major are employed in fields such as reporting, editing, publishing, public relations, advertising, newspaper, television and radio, corporate publications, writing training programs, screenwriting and writing books. News writing and editing courses are taught in professional newsrooms and the faculty all have professional journalistic experience as well as academic credentials.
A major in broadcast journalism prepares students for a variety of careers. Broadcast journalism majors are employed in fields such as broadcasting, reporting, public relations, advertising, newspaper, television and radio, newsletters and corporate publications, writing training programs, screenwriting and writing books.
Employers in business, government and education identify excellent communication skills as the most important quality they desire in hiring employees. Communication studies majors find careers in many different fields, including business, government, education, law and religion.
Media Arts and Studies
Media arts and studies majors use studios and post production facilities created exclusively for the Department of Communication. They have access to a wide range of courses in the department. Wayne State University is located in the heart of a large metropolitan area. There are outstanding opportunities for students to know and work with Detroit radio stations, television stations, cable and industrial video production companies.
Students who major in film may be preparing for careers as film teachers, film librarians and archivists, film critics, script writers or workers in film production. Additional study at the graduate level is usually required to achieve these goals.
Students selecting this major typically seek employment in one of the many career opportunities in public relations, business and industry, non-profit organizations, trade associations, government service, education or account executive positions in an agency. Some students later pursue graduate-level study in p.r. and/or organizational communication.