Why Communication?

If you want to work with people and learn new technology, consider a degree in Communications. A Communications degree will prepare you to work in any industry – whatever interests you, USF’s Communications program can get you there.

USF’s flexible concentrations in film/video/media production, public relations, and theatre allow you to shape your skills – and get the job you want after graduation.


All USF Communication students take a “core” of communication courses to develop your speaking, writing, creativity, and understanding of media’s role in society. With the help of a professor, your personal advisor who will help you throughout your four years at USF, you get to customize your degree through concentrations and minors.

Film, Video and Media Production

Students use our on-campus studio, camera, lighting, and editing equipment. We also travel to local television studios and film production companies to see professionals at work.

Public Relations

You’ll complete two professional internships, and spend four years on practical course work, giving speeches, writing media campaigns and press releases, and analyzing social media. Frequent alumni presentations keep you connected to a fast-changing professional environment.


USF produces two full-length productions every year. In our 2,000 seat auditorium, you’ll have the choice to perform, or work behind the curtain, creating costumes, props, and scenes.

But, is it right for me?

  • Production: Tell stories with emotion and energy
  • PR: Creative thinkers, writers, and speakers
  • Theatre: Passionate, Good team players, Dedicated, hard workers

Skills You'll Obtain

Production: Tell stories with emotion and energy

PR: Create and implement social, print, and electronic media campaigns

Theatre: Ability to perform onstage and behind the scenes

The Communication program at USF wasn’t just an education—it was an exploration into who I was and who I wanted to become. – Ann (Cavell) Ehinger (2011) Program Coordinator at The Desmund Tutu Center for Peace, Global Justice and Reconciliation

Alumni Testimonial

Amber’s testimonial tells us how her internship began her career.

After Graduation

A Communication degree prepares you to work in a variety of settings, wherever a business or organization needs to create and distribute messages to the public.

Types of jobs include:

  • Camera Operator
  • Digital Marketing Manager
  • Media Producer/Director
  • Editor
  • Video Products Manager
  • Audio Operator
  • Public Affairs Officer
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Client Representative
  • Public Relations and Marketing
  • Journalist