The Department of Communication offers a BA in Communication, with concentrations
in Communication Studies and Film & Video Production.
The Communication Studies concentration offers students a broad education in the communication
arts and sciences, as well as focus areas of study in organizing & relating, rhetoric
& political communication, and media & culture. Our curriculum provides students with
knowledge and skills that will prepare them for a wide range of careers in business,
non-profits, healthcare, politics, and media.
The Communication Studies concentration is offered at the Main Campus, the Lambuth
Campus, and online. For more information about online degrees, see the University of Memphis eCampus website, or contact the Program Coordinator.
The Film and Video Production concentration operates within the aesthetic, historical,
and theoretical traditions of communication, offering students the skills and knowledge
necessary for employment in the film and video production industry, working as an
independent producer, and/or for graduate education. Students have ample opportunities
at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels of the program to experience
"hands-on" courses that prepare them for practicing the art and craft of film and
The Film and Video Production concentration is available only at the Main Campus.
Any student wishing to minor in any area in the Department of Communication should
see the department chair who will assign an appropriate advisor. The minor must consist
of at least 18 hours of approved coursework, 9 of which must be upper division. Coursework
for all minors will be determined by the student in conference with the advisor with
the approval of the department chair.