Shippensburg University's Communication Studies program allows you to strengthen an existing communications career, prepare for advanced communications studies, or begin a new journey into the evolving world of today's communication industries through personalized interaction with Communication/Journalism faculty.
The graduate program in communication studies is designed for:
- Media professionals seeking to update skills in digital media and Internet publishing for career advancement
- Baccalaureate degree holders in communication who wishes to continue their education
- Baccalaureate degree holders in other disciplines who wish to prepare for a career in the media, public relations, or a closely related field
You will also have opportunities to join Ship's chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), or attend regional and national conventions and meetings of professional organizations with faculty.
You will have access to audio and video production studios, visual and multi-media tools, and computer labs equipped with the latest industry hardware and software, and mini-labs with iPads and access to the latest social media applications.
The MAC lab in Rowland Hall is equipped with:
- Adobe Creative Suite
- Digital cameras
- Assorted film processing equipment
The department also has several audio suites equipped with computer editing stations utilizing Adobe Audition and Apple Logic software.
The university's TV studio in the basement of Grove Hall is used for live and pre-recorded programs. The control room equipment includes:
- Grass Valley Kayak Digital Production Switcher
- Compix Graphic Generator
- EZ News (newsroom management software)
- 24-Channel Mackie audio console
- Apple Final Cut Pro HD non-linear editing system
- News set
- Chroma key wall
- Areas to create alternate sets
The Mobile TV Production Lab is equipped with:
- Ross Crossover 16 Production Switcher
- Three hard-wired Cannon XHA1 cameras
- One JVC 790U wireless camera
- Panasonic DV decks including instant replay controllers
- 16-Channel Mackie Audio Console
- Talent audio and monitoring equipment
Our students operate the mobile lab in positions including talent, director, graphics, camera operators and producers, broadcasting live coverage of all home football and basketball games.