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Communications Pathway

You’re ready to master the shoot, capture the story and tackle any tagline. In an age of infinite information, learn how to make your work stand out.

Students in this pathway want to design advertising campaigns, cover big news stories, explore film and media and drive sales in marketing management.

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Advertising English Journalism Public Relations 
Art Studio Film and Media Studies  Marketing Visual Communications
Broadcast Journalism Information Science Mass Communication  
Comparative Literature Interdisciplinary Studies Media Arts  

 

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Learn more about resources and opportunities.

Start gaining valuable major-related experience through these student organizations.

  • National Association of Black Journalists
  • Garnet and Black Magazine
  • Her Campus South Carolina
  • National Sports Media Association
  • SGTV
  • Student Advertising Federation
  • The Daily Gamecock
  • The Lettered Olive Lit Review
  • The Third Spur
  • WUSC-FM Columbia
  • Carolina News and Reporter
  • National Sports Media Association
  • PRSSA

Customize your schedule with courses that allow you to explore your interests.

  • Advanced Reporting Topics
  • Sports Media and Society
  • Creative: Strategy to Execution
  • Minorities, Women, and the Mass Media
  • Super Bowl Commercials
  • Television Directing
  • The Carolina Agency
  • The Bateman Team
  • Photo-Visual Communications
  • Public/Civic Journalism
  • Graphics for Visual Communications
  • Integrated Campaigns 

Here are some of the work experiences students have in and outside of the classroom.

CreateAthon@USC: Students, mentors and professors alike join to produce comprehensive advertising campaigns for nonprofits in the Columbia area.

Student Gamecock Television (SGTV): The station airs student-created content that is specific to our students but enjoyable to all. SGTV gives students a practical application of media arts and journalism coursework in a safe learning environment, where taking risks and trying new things are encouraged. 

The Carolina Agency: The Carolina Agency students love a challenge and the opportunity to create solid, award-winning communication strategies and tactics.  The student teams serve various client categories including start-up companies, nonprofits and university organizations.

Bateman Team: This team develops and implements a public relations campaign as part of a national competition (PRSSA’s Bateman Competition).

Ad Team: Each year, a South Carolina student team participates in the National Advertising Competition (NSAC). The team faces a real client challenge and stiff competition from across the country. 

The Daily Gamecock: This student-run publication provides students with relevant information concerning campus-related events and issues. Team members gain hands-on experience creating online and print news content 

Garnet and Black MagazineThe magazine focuses on issues of general interest to the Carolina community, as well as those related to diversity, arts and culture, and local highlights. The magazine is entirely student-produced, from articles to photography to style and design, and We serves as a platform for underrepresented voices.

 

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