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Department of Communication

Department of Communication

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Programs

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.

People

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.

georgia power scholarship 

Timothy Pitts named first recipient of "Business of Film Rising Star Student Scholarship"

"2018 inaugural winner - Timothy Pitts, a student at Columbus State University (CSU), is the inaugural recipient of the Business of Film Rising Star Student Scholarship. A non-traditional student and Navy veteran, Pitts has overcome many obstacles on his path to pursuing a career in the film industry. His passion for photography led him to studying film at CSU and, ultimately, excelling in both his screenwriting and film production classes.

Pitts has been completing his degree under a Post 9/11 GI Bill scholarship, which will soon expire. The $5,000 Business of Film Rising Star Student Scholarship will go towards helping him complete his final three semesters and graduate in the summer of 2020.

"Because of Georgia Power, the Atlanta Business Chronicle and this scholarship, I'm not only able to complete my degree but also show my children that no matter where you start in life, you can find your purpose and pursue your passion," said Pitts.

He was chosen from nominations submitted by Columbus State University, Savannah College of Art and Design, and Georgia State University."

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reference: 

Georgia Power. "Georgia Power and the Atlanta Business Chronicle Present New Scholarship for Outstanding Film Student." PR Newswire: News Distribution, Targeting and Monitoring, 6 Dec. 2018, www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/georgia-power-and-the-atlanta-business-chronicle-present-new-scholarship-for-outstanding-film-student-300761603.html.

 

 


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