Communication

Do you have a story to share? An ability to bring people together? The perfect image to illustrate an idea? A desire to serve as the representative for an organization? In Communication, you develop these creative skills to make a mark in people’s lives, whether you’re a breaking news reporter or the sage behind the next hit Super Bowl commercial.

Communication majors are distinct, yet they share many of the same characteristics. They all blend creativity, strategic planning, storytelling, and personal relationships with the latest technology to make you an asset wherever your life’s story takes you. Outside the classroom, you can get involved in a variety of organizations that enhance your professional skills.

  • Advertising — if you enjoy promoting products, services or social causes
  • Journalism — if you’re interested in storytelling and news gathering
  • TV arts — if you’re interested in audio and visual media production
  • Organizational communication — if you’re interested in solving problems within dynamic workplaces
  • Public relations — if you like building relationships between people and organizations
  • Sports communication — if you want to work in a sports organization, either on the field, behind a microphone/camera, or in the front office

John C Hench Production Arts Studio

The John C. Hench Production Art Studio is named after a Walt Disney creative employee whose 65-year career included time as an artist, animator and theme park designer. The high-definition studio boasts cameras with TelePrompters, professionally-designed sets, a fully dimmable lighting system, scene shop and a green room. The control room is designed for education, with large monitors, camera for the switcher, extra headsets and stadium seating. In addition, the studio has Avid editing bays and an audio-only studio.

The Charley Steiner School of Sports Communication

The Steiner School is the first named sports communication program in the nation. It’s a unique program that honors Bradley alum Charley Steiner ’71, who is a broadcaster for the Los Angeles Dodgers and a former ESPN SportsCenter anchor.

Speech Team

Bradley’s speech team is the most successful speech team in the nation, winning nearly 60 percent of all competitions since 1978. In other words, there are more trophies on campus than NCAA men’s basketball championship banners at Duke, North Carolina and Kentucky — combined.