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Communication Major

Find new ways to educate, persuade, and engage. Can you foster strong relationships and tell stories to diverse audiences in a variety of mediums? Through the communication program at Pitt State, gain the skills to produce content, build messaging, and create change in the community.

6 Communication Emphases 

There are many forms of communication our students explore and master – visual, written, verbal, and more! Customize your curriculum by selecting an emphasis that fits your career goals. 

Capture Student Life 

Cover events like college athletics, fine arts performances, speaker series, and club activities. Many Communication students play an active role in The Collegio, the student newspaper, and The Kanza, the student yearbook.  

Experience in Multi-Million Dollar Facilities 

Gain skills in sports journalism by helping to produce and broadcast live events like football at Carnie Smith Stadium and track & field at the Plaster Center. Or, act in raw and heartfelt theater productions on stage at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, the region’s premiere destination for performing arts.  

Earn Professional Certifications 

In addition to your degree, graduate with certifications in digital advertising, content marketing, and social media marketing. Apply your skills to the real world, working with local businesses on strategic communication campaigns.

Produce Broadcasts Viewed by Thousands 

Annually, PSU Communication students lead the broadcast of the MIAA basketball tournament. Held in Kansas City, our students adapt to a new control room and air the athletics event live to 7 states. 

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Comprehensive Portfolios

Graduate with projects to showcase for employers in social media marketing, film production, public relations, journalism, and more.

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Outlets for Every Passion

Pitt State hosts a student-produced cable television station (CAPS 13), a live broadcast website (, and several live performances every year.

Communication major with studio camera equipment at Pittsburg State University
Master Production Equipment

Produce short films, stage performances, or news stories harnessing the latest audio/video technology.

Projects that Stand Out to Employers

Since her admission, Tricia Combs has produced a comprehensive portfolio of content pieces.

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student-led, live productions annually


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Communication Research Lab

Communication Careers

A Communication degree is versatile, allowing graduates to enter the workforce in several industries and job types. Depending on your emphasis track, take on the following roles after graduation: 

  • Theatre actors, technicians, designers, directors, and art facilities managers  
  • Social media, podcast, and web series producers 
  • Corporate video and live event producers 
  • TV, radio, and sports broadcasters 
  • Journalists, columnists, and writers
  • Audio and video editors 
  • Public relations and advertising specialists

Communication graduates pursue careers in which they connect with and influence audiences. Companies in many industries hire communication professionals for tasks like building brands, marketing, and community engagement. 

Emphases available

Star in student-directed radio, tv, and live stage productions. Work behind-the-scenes as designers, stage managers, and technicians of mainstage performances. Through this emphasis track you will learn the industry standards of live theatre and stage production.

Thoughtfully distribute information with set goals. Students develop messaging for tv, radio, print and digital media. Through research and analysis, students will produce copy, video, and graphics that will engage their targeted audience.

Interview sources, capture audio and video content, and present your information to the public. Students produce captivating stories for media outlets like tv, radio, print, and online news. Through the Multimedia Journalism track, gain skills in graphic design, photography, video editing, and copywriting.

From director to camera operator, play an essential production role in media outlets. Gain award-winning skills in script writing, sound engineering, camera usage, and electronic media distribution techniques. Graduates pursue careers producing corporate videos and documentaries.

Do you enjoy building relationships and strengthening team dynamics? Gender, age, and cultural background play a role in how we communicate. Determine the best approach to distributing information and managing conflict in the workplace.

Teach the field of communication at the secondary school level, grades 6-12. Develop curriculum for theater, speech, and debate classes. Earn your degree and become eligible for licensure in the State of Kansas. In past years, this emphasis track has exhibited a 90% job placement rate.