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

Karolyn Martin app state alumni of Communication Studies
For the second year in a row, a Mountaineer has been crowned Miss North Carolina! Congratulations to Karolyn Martin '22, who succeeds Carli Batson '22 in representing our state. Read more about...

Faculty/Staff

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

Latest News

WASU-FM 50th Anniversary

WASU 50th Anthology Available Now

1972 - 2022 and still rockin'!Be sure to grab your copy of our veritable time capsule chronicling five decades of the nation's bes...

Karolyn Martin app state alumni of Communication Studies

Karolyn Martin

For the second year in a row, a Mountaineer has been crowned Miss North Carolina! Congratulations to Karolyn Martin '22, who succeeds Carli Batson '22...

FAA Dean Shannon Campbell

Communication Kicks off their Diversity Speaker Series with FAA Dean Shannon Campbell

Real Voices. Real People. A Real Good Conversation. Dean Shannon Campbell (College of Fine and Applied Arts) keeps it real as she shares her thou...