USF’s Communication program will enhance your creative spirit and output, while showing you how to apply it to a career in film/video/media production, public relations, or theatre. As a Communication major, you’ll benefit from our blend of:
Plus, when you graduate, you’ll have a professional portfolio of representative work!
We help creative people find the space where they can be creative and productive in the workforce.
Professor of Communication and Program Director
USF’s Communication curriculum offers three concentrations:
You’ll develop strong visual storytelling skills working in our on-campus Television Studio (complete with camera, lighting, and editing equipment). You’ll meet professionals at local TV and film production companies, where you’ll also have the opportunity to apply your skills through internships.
You’ll learn all the facets of the PR world through two professional internships and course that focus on practical skills like giving speeches, writing media campaigns and press releases, and analyzing social media. Frequent alumni presentations will keep you connected to a fast-
changing professional environment.
Each year, USF produces two full-length productions in our 2,000 seat auditorium. You can perform onstage or work behind the scenes creating costumes, props, set pieces, and more.
Communication majors complete two internships. We’ll help you find the ideal opportunity!
Recent internship sites include:
Practice in professional-level facilities.
The professors know us as individuals, so they find opportunities that fit our interests. For example, they all know I’m interested in lighting and photography, so they helped me find an internship at BFA Commercial Photography. That has turned into a part-time paid position and I even went to Florida for a national clothing company photo shoot.
Mollie Shutt ’19
Median pay for Producers and Directors (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Median pay for Promotions and Marketing Managers (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Median pay for Public Relations Specialists (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Graduates of our Communication program work in a variety of careers, including:
During her senior year, Sarah Colagrossi ‘16 focused her capstone project on disaster and humanitarian relief — a cause that was close to her heart. She created the Hope for Syria Art Auction, which raised funds for Syrian refugees. Today, Sarah supports her passion in a
professional capacity: As a program manager for the Jericho Foundation, she works each day “to bring hope to Bosnia and Herzegovina one child at a time.”
USF’s School of Creative Arts is a hub of energy and activity. As a Communication major, you will collaborate on projects with students studying Graphic Design, Animation, Web Design, Photography, and more — giving you the opportunity to create truly professional-quality work.