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Department of Communication

Department of Communication



The Department of Communication offers academic preparation and community-based experience to prepare you for a challenging, rewarding career. We offer the flexibility of traditional in-class learning, in-class/online blend, or 100 percent online coursework.


WCUG Radio

WCUG 88.5 FM is Columbus State University’s student-driven radio station. Operated through the Department of Communication under faculty direction, “Cougar Radio” offers a learning experience for students interested in all facets of radio broadcasting

GA Film Academy

GA Film Academy

Join Georgia's exciting $6 billion film industry working on one of the sets of the more than 250 films and TV productions shot in the State this year. As the third largest production center in the nation, Georgia boasts of a workforce with more than 100,000 people tied directly or indirectly to this growing part of the economy.

Who We Are

  • We are an academic program preparing students to compete and achieve in a competitive industry.
  • We focus on three core values: teaching, service, and research.
  • We help students build communication skills needed to succeed in their chosen professions.

Core Values

  • Faculty brings to the program academic and industry experience, and uses common industry-standard materials and approaches.
  • Faculty blends principle and theory with best practices in the classroom and in professional development.
  • Faculty models accountability and professionalism by upholding high standards of applied learning in and out of the classroom.
  • We focus on strategic service through partnerships with regional non-profits and businesses.
    1. Partners benefit from faculty and student engagement and expertise.
    2. Students benefit from opportunities to apply what they are learning in the classroom to "in-the-moment," solution-based experience (individual and group) and from building relationships with our partners.
    3. CSU benefits from the positive public exposure and the cultivation of these non-profit and business partnerships.
  • Through this focus on strategic service, we provide more than a center for applied learning. We also contribute to quality of life, civic engagement, and economic development of the region.
  • Through an applied learning model, faculty creates interdisciplinary research opportunities which enhance student learning experiences.
  • Faculty produces literature which informs teaching in the classroom, while raising the profile of the program at the regional, national, and international levels.
  • Our research approach enhances our position in the learning community, while improving our understanding of adaptation in communication.


The Department of Communication hosts the Columbus movie premiere of STILL.

The Department of Communication would love for you to join us at 7:00 PM, August 23rd in the auditorium of the Rainey McCullers School of the Arts for the Columbus movie premiere of STILL. This production, filmed on location in Harris County, launched our department's partnership with the Georgia Film Academy and its success represents community-wide support for bringing the film industry to our area. In fact, 13 CSU students enrolled in the GFA partnership served as production assistants on the set of this film. Since the release of STILL, both the movie and its writer have won numerous awards - including the prestigious GEORGIA Film Award at the Atlanta Film Festival. We are proud of this product that represents only the tip of what our students can do in the CSU Department of Communication. Immediately following the screening, Takashi Doscher (writer / director), Craig Miller (Producer) and some of our own students who served as PAs on this production, will assemble on-stage for a Q&A session with audience members. I would like to receive your emailed RSVP (accept or regret) by August 20. Upon receipt of your acceptance, I will email directions to the event and to your designated parking area.



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