Dr. Terrence Johnson, Chair of Visual and Performing Arts Department
Dr. Susan McFarlane-Alvarez, Coordinator of Communication and Media Studies Program
Mr. Alan Xie, Coordinator of Art Program
Ms. Shontelle Thrash, Director of Theatre Program
Dr. Kurt-Alexander Zeller, Coordinator of Music Division
Mr. Jonathan Harris, Coordinator of Film Production Program
Ms. Tonya WoodsAdministrative Assistant
Phone: (678) 466-4750
Fax: (678) 466-4769
The Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies (CMS)
emphasizes training in liberal arts: literature, theater, art, philosophy,
and languages. The ability to write and speak well, think critically about
differing media and modes of communication, and recognize written,
visual, and multimedia texts — these types of broad-based, flexible
skills enrich graduates’ lives. Additionally, these same skills offer
graduates the tools they need to thrive in professions revolutionized by
rapidly evolving and digital media technologies.
Where are Clayton State University’s CMS graduates today? You can find them covering stories for the New York Times and Sports Illustrated, working for Cox Media Group, starting their own video production company, rising through the ranks at a local public relations agency, serving their local communities in the nonprofit or public sectors, or attending graduate school.
As a Communication and Media professional, you might end up working in television or radio broadcasting, music production, advertising, or public relations; writing for a newspaper or magazine; designing social media marketing campaigns; leading training workshops; or managing sales or human resources departments.