The Bachelor of Arts in Communication is designed to prepare you for a variety of careers in the field of communication. You will have a solid grounding in the discipline and the opportunities to choose a concentration in social and digital media, organizational communication leadership, or film production through the Georgia Film Academy. The program emphasizes media literacy, information technology literacy, critical thinking, research, and strong writing and oral communication skills to meet workforce needs as well as prepare you for further study.

According to the National Communication Association, “college graduates with communication degrees have the knowledge and skills employers need…” In a recent National Association of Colleges and Employers Survey, employers identified the abilities to verbally communicate with others and to create/edit written documents among the top ten skills they seek. Graduates in Communication bring these critical skills to the workplace in marketing, public relations, business management, sales, corporate training, health communication and administration, public affairs, broadcasting, journalism and political campaigns.

Choose among three concentrations:

In today’s digital age, harnessing the potential of digital and social media is not just an advantage; it’s essential. Our comprehensive Digital and Social Media concentration is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in the dynamic online landscape. Dive into the intricacies of content creation, audience engagement, and effective marketing strategies. Explore the latest tools and trends that are shaping the future of communication and branding. Whether you’re a seasoned marketer or a newcomer to the digital world, this course will empower you to excel in the ever-evolving realm of digital and social media.

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a Film Studies prepares you for a variety of careers in the field of communication and specifically to attain certification with the Georgia Film Academy to obtain work in the film industry. You will have a solid grounding in the discipline and 18 hours from the Georgia Film Academy. The program will emphasize communication theory, media literacy, information technology literacy and use, critical thinking, research, ethics, and strong writing and oral communication skills to meet workforce needs as well as prepare you for further study.

In addition to the range of competencies that a liberal arts-based degree in communication offers, with the concentration in film you will have the credentials to work in technical areas in the film industry. By attending the Georgia Film Academy (GFA) to earn 18 credits, you will understand the film industry and receive in-depth training in a least two technical areas. The GFA is hands-on in its teaching approach and offers opportunities for internships and networking.

Our Organizational Communication Leadership concentration is your pathway to becoming a dynamic and effective leader within any organization. Through this program, you’ll gain invaluable insights into the art and science of communication within the corporate world. Develop the skills needed to navigate complex organizational structures, inspire teams, and drive change. Explore the nuances of effective leadership communication, conflict resolution, and decision-making. Whether you’re aspiring to lead or seeking to enhance your existing leadership capabilities, this course is your stepping stone to becoming a confident and influential organizational leader.

Alumni Outcomes

Curious about where Dalton State alumni work, what they do, and median salary in their field? Here’s an overview.

Communication graduates are working in these areas:

  • Management
  • Administrative Clerical
  • Executive
  • Human Resources
  • Design
  • Sales

Our alumni work here

Mohawk Industries Shaw Industries Desso Erlanger Health System Manufacturing Repair & Overstock, Inc. West Shore Home

Salaries for Dalton State Communication Graduates

Alumni Stories

From Film Studies Student to Entrepreneur

Jennifer Cruz’s passion for film and photography led her to Dalton State.   Now, it is inspiring her to launch her own video and photography business, Luna Studios.  “Dalton State has given me a lot of opportunities and allowed me to share those opportunities with other people,” said Cruz, a senior communication major expected to graduate in the spring.  After graduating from high school, Cruz […]

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