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Communication

Major • Minor

What we learn to do, we learn by doing.

Throughout history, people have gathered and spread information through telling and sharing stories. As a communication major, you will develop your writing, editing, storytelling, persuading and publishing skills across a range of media.

You’ll prepare for your career by concentrating in an area of interest such as digital storytelling, public relations, filmmaking and cinema, or sports communication.

Hands On

Start working in your medium or track of interest on day one, learning on the job by contributing to a wide range of student-run media. Broaden this experience each summer through opportunities to live, work and learn abroad.

Communication FACULTY

Dr. Brian Carroll
Professor of Communication and Department Chair
Dr. Brian Carroll

A reporter, editor and photographer before transitioning to academia, Dr. Carroll is the author of six books. In addition to teaching media law, visual rhetoric, sports communication and journalism, he researches and writes on such topics as the Black Press, the First Amendment and media depictions of crime. He is a devoted mentor to Berry communication students—involving them in his research, helping them make professional connections and inviting them into his home for Bible study.

In the lab and in the field

Write, produce and direct a film. Cover breaking news at the scene. Plan and execute campus and community events. Do play-by-play from the press box. Devise a social media strategy for our annual film festival. Research the effects of media portrayals on body image. Join our award-winning student media teams using professional-grade technology and software.

Communication Courses

COM 205
Sports Communication

Get an overview of the sports communication field, including media organizations, marketing and advertising firms, and teams and leagues.

COM 302
Visual Media Criticism 

Apply critical theory to evaluating television, film, photographic and digital media texts, with emphasis on visual media’s social, cultural and representational roles in society.

COM 323
Multimedia Reporting 

Learn through practicing a specialized area or field of journalism, such as feature writing, sports journalism, investigative reporting, or health and science journalism.

Communication LIVES

CLASS OF 2011
Lindsay Hannel van Zyl

While at Berry, Lindsay Hannel van Zyl (11C) spent two years as a research assistant to Dr. Brian Carroll, designed the logo for the Berry College Honors Program, worked as a Viking Fusion news producer and earned national awards for her journalism on the regional war over water. After graduating, she joined Leadercast in Atlanta, organizing events featuring internationally renowned speakers and is now vice president of marketing and digital for Catalyst Leader in Atlanta.

Lindsay Hannel van Zyl

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