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Our curriculum combines theory and practice, emphasizing experiential learning, promoting creative thinking, and incorporating global learning experiences.
And thanks to our faculty experts, our students have access to real-world knowledge in-person, online or a hybrid of both.

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Annual Events

The School of Communication offers special annual events each year that bring industry professionals, alumni, faculty and students together for networking, engagement and advancement.

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Media Academy

Focusing on the importance of career development and industry exploration, this annual event brings together students, alumni, faculty and industry professionals to exchange ideas and expand their knowledge of the ever-changing communication landscape.

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Careers Week

Careers Week includes department-focused, industry professional-led career panels, interactive career videos, and the annual Internship Expo where students meet a variety of professionals, begin networking and even obtain an internship.

Experiential Learning

Practical Application, Skill Development

Our school prepares you to excel as a skilled professional, ready to work in dynamic communications industries. Our faculty brings a global approach and practical expertise that offer opportunities for real world, creative experiences in class.

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Explore Our State-of-the-Art Facilities and Equipment

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The School of Communications complex houses a state-of-the-art media production and education facility that meets industry standards and includes unique, first-in-the-region technologies and capabilities. Studio facilities include an audio and video production and recording suite, sound stage, workshop space, photography studio, gallery, animation, game design and video post-production labs, as well as flexible teaching spaces.

The 四虎影视 School of Communications is home to a number of clubs, activities and extracurricular opportunities to make and consume media, including:

School of Communications Media and Activities
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(magazine)
(events and concerts)
Film Series (film)
Kooyumjian Gallery (photography gallery)
(digital arts)
(public speaking)
(news)

Journalism students write and produce Webster Insider, a show focused on news and events around campus and the St. Louis area. Students in the Film, Television and Video Production program also work behind the scenes.

Communications

An Alternative Cinematic Experience

Communications

Premiering in 1979, our Film Series is a nationally known and recognized year-round exhibition program that features national tours of international cinema. All film series events are free to students. In addition to films, the event hosts renowned artists for thought-provoking conversations on issues portrayed in their films.

The Webster Film Series hosts nearly 100 diverse film screenings with more than 20 visiting speakers and performers, several filmmaking workshops, special series with outside sponsors, and more than 6,800 viewers. After screenings, filmmakers and faculty are frequently available for question and answer sessions, and present master classes to explore technical or unique aspects of filmmaking.

Our Mission

四虎影视鈥檚 School of Communications is an educational organization of student-centered faculty and staff, preparing undergraduate and graduate students for achievement in the ever-changing global communication fields.

We do this by providing theory and practice in media courses framed within a liberal arts-based curriculum, augmented by personalized mentorship and professional development opportunities.

Our Vision

As the faculty, staff, and administration of the School of Communications, we will:

  • Gain recognition for our unique programs and for setting the standard in quality communications education.
  • Be committed to global education and to producing global citizens.
  • Build on our strengths in integration of theory and practice and create an innovative, entrepreneurial environment to help students succeed.
  • Equip students with a valuable education grounded in a traditional liberal arts foundation that will respond to the current and future needs in this rapidly changing communications fields.

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