Students in the Communication program study a range of human and mediated communication theories and techniques. We focus on understanding audiences, how messages are disseminated, and how these messages help shape cultural identities, including their social, economic and political effects.
Media Fellows Program
Each year, the NRQ School of Communication selects from a pool of applicants the top 16 incoming freshmen to be a part of the prestigious Media Fellows Program. The fellows partake in real-world projects in a client/agency model, work together to develop and oversee unique research projects and travel domestically and internationally to examine trends in the media industry.Study Away Semester at Dark Horse Recording in Nashville, Tenn.
Receive twelve transfer credits toward your HPU degree and spend a semester learning the recording arts at Dark Horse Recording, in the actual studios where many of the biggest recording artists in the world record (including artists from Taylor Swift to Matchbox Twenty). Internships are available, too.
Student clubs and organizations
Lambda Pi Eta
Public Relations Student Society of America
Society of Professional Journalists
High Point Broadcast Society
Event Management Club
Sports Management Club
Game Design Club
National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association
National Association of Black Journalists
What can you do with this major?
Electronic Media Production: Graduates will be able to apply their skills to a variety of television, radio, internet, film and corporate video jobs.
Game and Interactive Media Design: Graduates find employment in the commercial game industry, the indie game market and the rapidly expanding market for serious game development, and are equipped to be game journalists, testers, designers, marketers, and writers.
Journalism: Graduates are employed at newspapers, radio and television stations, and websites.
Media and Popular Culture Studies: Employers in all fields of media will value the breadth and depth of students’ engagement with media and culture.
Sports Management: Graduates have positions in marketing and promotions, community relations, facility and operations, compliance, ticketing and sponsorship sales and development.
Event Management: Students with these experiences land jobs in public, non-profit or private event management/marketing organization, become a sole-proprietor or partner in a small event management company or attend graduate school.
Sports Communication: Positions in a professional sports organization, sports broadcast station, newspaper sports department or university sports department are popular careers.
Strategic Communication: Graduates earn jobs as account coordinators, media buyers, assistant account executives, copywriters, public relations specialists, special events coordinators, sports information specialists, and public affairs or public information specialists.
High Point alumni are working in advertising and public relations agencies, radio and television stations and are producing corporate and theatrical media throughout the nation. A number of our graduates have gone on to earn Ph.D.’s in communication and other fields, while others have chosen to attend graduate and law school at some of the finest institutions in the country including:
The Annenberg School at the University of Southern California
High Point University (M.A. in Strategic Communication)
The University of Florida
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The University of Georgia
The School of Communication offers the B.A. degree in Communication. To graduate from High Point University with this degree, students must complete the following:
B.A. in Communication
University Core Requirements
According to ACEJMC accreditation standards, all students must take 72 credits in courses that do not have the “COM” prefix.