Mass Communications - Advertising

Mass Communications - Advertising

Think Do Mak a Difference St. Cloud State University St. Cloud State University

Students who pursue an advertising degree in the mass communications field will find their skills in high demand worldwide as more industries and organizations work with a global view. You'll be part of the evolution happening in digital communications. You'll mix classroom instruction equally with hands-on experience in the latest techniques and technologies while working with the latest equipment. You'll be mentored by faculty, many who also work as professionals. You'll build skills and practice your craft at award-winning campus television and radio stations, web and print publications. Practical internships provide an additional stage for your talents.

Program Highlights

  • Classes mix theory and research with practical applications and hands-on experiences.
  • Faculty recognized for academic and professional work who encourage international travel and study to acquire a global perspective, and who contribute to textbooks and conduct timely research.
  • Active student organizations with a rich tradition of excellence and awards.
  • Advanced laboratories and updated InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator software.
  • Centrally located radio, television and newspaper facilities, as well as computer and photo labs in Stewart Hall.
  • Wide variety of mass communications-related scholarships available.
  • Practical work experience available on campus.

Program Distinctions

  • 1 of 2 Minnesota schools with accreditation by Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.
  • Diverse faculty have strong professional and academic backgrounds and have won awards from both academic and professional organizations, travelled internationally, become individually accredited by organizations such as the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), contributed to textbooks and conducted research recognized by their field.
  • Diverse career opportunities also reach into advertising, broadcast and print journalism, public relations and marketing.
  • Notable alumni: Akash Sen '03 is talent director at Saatchi & Saatchi, a global advertising agency with offices in 76 nations; and Ramon Nunez '00 is senior integrated producer for Crispin Porter &Bogusky, Boulder, Colo., a national advertising firm whose clients have included Microsoft, Best Buy and Kraft Foods.

Student Organizations

Continuing Education

Major Minor Online Courses

University Facts & Stats

  • 1,100+ international students
  • 39 Education Abroad programs offered
  • NCAA Division I men's and women's hockey teams
  • $4.8 million HD TV broadcasting renovation
  • 1 of 56 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award winners
  • Top 1% of the most affordable universities in Forbes' "America's Top Colleges" ranking

Popular Careers

  • Advertising Sales/Manager
  • Marketing Assistant/Manager
  • Sales/Account Manager
  • Copy Writer
  • Social Media Strategist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Web Design/Graphic  Designer

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