The Department of Communication is one of seven departments housed in the College of Fine and Applied Arts at Appalachian State University. It offers a comprehensive student experience bringing together all facets of contemporary communication, including a unique blend of five distinct majors: Advertising, Communication Studies, Digital JournalismElectronic Media/Broadcasting, and Public Relations.  The department of communication combines history, theory, and philosophy of communication with applied, real-world industries and experience.  Our department strives to excel in delivering the best in education, where the humanities, sciences, and technologies meet. The department’s award-winning faculty offer hands-on experience in the world-class Beasley Media Complex, serving as the hub for WASU radio and AppTV. Graduates work in a wide range of positions in media, corporate, agency, government and nonprofit organizations. 

 

Learn more about recent accomplishments and accolades.

Students

WASU FM
WASU FM wins 2021 Appalachian Image Award

Alumni

Aiyana Willoughby
Three members of the Appalachian State University Community have been awarded W.H. Plemmons Leadership Medallions in recognition of their efforts to provide campus leadership for students.

Faculty/Staff

David Jackson
Jackson to return to App State broadcast booth for ESPN+ telecasts.

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