The Communications and media industries are heavily dependent on technology, and ours is cutting edge. Employers want graduates who are familiar with industry-standard equipment, software and techniques. The Department of Communications has professional television and radio broadcast facilities, media design labs and classrooms. Our computer lab/classroom is equipped with the latest large-screen Macs using the Adobe Creative Suite software.
The Department of Communications maintains state-of-the-art broadcast and production facilities on the UT Martin main campus. Our high-definition television studio and control room give students experience producing news, public affairs and corporate video productions. The department also maintains four HD field cameras and three Avid nonlinear editing suites for tapeless video workflows.
Students also have the opportunity to work with our broadcast partner on campus, WLJT-DT, a PBS public television affiliate. WLJT utilizes UT Martin Communications students for sports and public affairs programs as its production crew. WLJT has one of the few mobile HD trucks capable of producing 5.1 surround sound on-site.
The award-winning, student-operated radio station, WUTM 90.3 FM "The Hawk," features modern facilities with state-of-the-art equipment. The station is essentially all digital and features four production suites with the latest version of Adobe Audition and other modern software packages. WUTM has current remote broadcast equipment with the capacity to air public affairs, sports and other events from virtually anywhere in the world. The station streams its signal over the Internet, and its signal is accessible to anyone with a broadband or wireless connection on a computer, tablet or smartphone.
The department has a media production lab featuring Mac computers running Adobe Creative Suite and other software packages for print, Web, mobile and multimedia production.
Communications majors also have the opportunity to gain experience through the department’s student-operated media. WUTM 90.3 F.M. “The Hawk,” the campus’s nationally recognized radio station, features industry-standard production facilities. The Pacer student-operated newspaper produces both print and online editions. The Spirit is a campus print magazine produced three times per year.
Communications students use the department's Reading Room and video-equipped speech laboratories to improve their industry knowledge and oral communication skills.
Why Major in Communications?
Major & Minor Requirements
We offer four areas of emphasis for the Communications major. Non-majors may minor in Communications. Take a look at the required courses and sample course plans.
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