College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Department of Liberal Arts
Bachelor of Arts in Communication
Communication is a dynamic, exciting program about messages and technologies and people. The field is home of social media, broadcasting, print media, smart phone communication, computer communication, speech, performance, public relations, new media, photojournalism, television, video, web streaming, rhetoric, desktop publishing, web publishing, digital entrepreneurship and communication with yourself. Our topics are right up-to-the-minute with new technology like Virtual Reality News, and live streaming video.
It is all about delivering messages to people who need to know your information. The field is one of the most exciting career areas to discover. We know that communication is a critical skill for attaining leadership positions in every field. Good communication is a ticket to success in whatever you do.
At UVI we offer a broad program of study under the Communication Program. Every student at UVI gets a basic class in public speaking and interpersonal communication, People who major in Communication continue into deeper examination of our “tracks” of study: Broadcasting, Journalism, Computer Mediated Communication, Speech, Theater and visual arts.
COM 205 Broadcasting I – Introduction to Broadcast Journalism
COM 340 Broadcasting II – Studio Operations and Management
COM 211, 212 213 and 214 Radio Production
COM 200 Journalism workshop
COM 310 Newswriting for Mass Media II
COM 312 Feature writing
COM 315 Intro to Public Relations
COM 325 Desktop Publishing
Computer Mediated Communication
COM-230 Computer Mediated Communication ONE
COM 430 Computer Mediated Communication TWO
COM 325 Web Publishing
COM 435 Digital Entrepreneurship
COM 221 Oral Interpretation of Literature
COM 227 Voice and Diction
COM 401 Argumentation and Debate
COM 403 Rhetorical Criticism
ENG 343 Language Theory
THE-110 Introduction to Theater
THE 211-212-213-214 Theater Production (up to 2 credits)
THE-323 Basic Acting
Plus two electives in Theater up to 6 credits.
Students can also pursue topics of particular interest for credit through directed studies and Independent projects. We expect every student to take an Internship and discover something new on-the-job.
The communication program is offered on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and the St. Thomas Campus.
For More Information Contact
|Department Chair or Program Coordinator||
Alexander Randall 5th
Chairman of Communication, Art and TheaterProfessor of Digital Media Communication Faculty advisor: WUVI – The Voice of the University Office: Studio 5 in the Penha House
|Administrative Assistant||Ms. Charmane Joseph (STT); Ms. Debbie Joseph (STX)|