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 Journalism, Electronic 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.
Three Faculty Members From The Department of Communication Recognized by This Year's College of Fine and Applied Arts Celebration of Excellence Awards
The College of Fine and Applied Arts is proud to announce our award winners for 2022.“As dean of the college it is my honor and privilege to recogni...
Students spent over 24 consecutive hours in Walker Hall creating campaigns for local nonprofits during an event called the CreateAthon....
Members of The Appalachian student-run news organization received 19 national college media awards at MediaFest22, the ACP/CMA Fall National College M...