Brenau’s Department of Communication understands the power of communicating and consuming information effectively and ethically, whether through television, radio or written media. As a student, we will help you hone your curiosity and drive for generating important knowledge, and use it to make a positive change in your community. Through our industry-tailored curriculum, you will gain practical knowledge and marketable skills, so you can succeed as a communicator wherever your career takes you. 

Why Brenau Communication? 

  • Learn in small classes and receive hands-on support from professors who have direct-industry experience 
  • Complete internships in the communication field and gain applicable experience
  • Build marketable skills that will help you land a job after graduation 
  • Understand how to ethically and effectively communicate through writing and speaking 
  • Build a strong foundation of knowledge of mass communication, PR, journalism, marketing, communication skills and writing,
  • Choose a concentration in an area that aligns with your interests
Massimo Bellew
Our professors are really interactive, and I just appreciate this relationship we have with them because they know us, and we know them. Professor (Jay) Andrews has been my biggest support, and he gave me the motivation to go on and gave me good connections.
Sydney Hencil
Within the mass communication program, I was learning how to be on the radio in my first year. Not many people can say that. To me, that was amazing. I just really felt that there were more opportunities here for me at Brenau in my program and in what I wanted to do, then there would’ve been had I gone to another school.

Choose the best path for you

  • Communication, College of Business & Communication

    Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies

    Undergraduate / BA
  • Communication, College of Business & Communication

    Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication

    Undergraduate / BA
  • Communication, College of Business & Communication

    Master of Arts in Communication & Media Studies

    Graduate / MA

Hands-on experience with dedicated faculty members

In the Department of Communication, we know that you need to practice in order to perfect your craft, that’s why we give our students hands-on opportunities starting in the first semester. And, if you ever have a question, our faculty have an open door policy and are always happy to give you advice on classes, creative projects or your future career. 

  • 89.1 WBCX: The Voice of Brenau: Owned and operated by Brenau and run by students and community volunteers, 89.1 WBCX is the oldest FM music station licensed and located in Gainesville. You’ll have a chance to learn the ins and outs of radio production and even broadcast on the air. 
  • The Pod: Brenau’s in-house podcasting studio is your place to be creative and share your voice with the world. 
  • TV Studio: In the basement of the Jacobs Building, you’ll find a fully functional television studio where you’ll learn the skills you need, whether you want to be in front of the camera or behind it 


Upcoming Events

Second Annual Speech Competition at Brenau University

Brenau Trustee Library 625 Academy St., Gainesville, GA, United States

Join us for the Second Annual Brenau University Speech Competition on Wednesday, November 8, 2023! We invite 5-7 minute recorded speech submissions with or without visual aids. All students at the […]

Meet a Few of Our Alumni

  • Gil Fountain, ‘17, TBS/TruTV Edit Apprentice at WarnerMedia
  • Dominique Patrick ‘17, Associate Producer, MLB Tonight (recipient of 41st Annual Sports Emmy for Outstanding Studio Show)
  • Haley Bartoletta ‘22, Co-host, Georgia’s Own Walker & Haley, 106.1 WNGC
  • Sydney Hencil ‘22, Anchor for Jacobs Media/ WDUN
  • Stephanie Rangel Santos ’23, Joe Ferrero Morning Show Producer and Co-Host, La Nueva Mega 96.5 FM/1290 AM and La Raza 102.3/107.1 radio stations

Student organizations

The Alchemist: This student-run news outlet has been a point of pride for Brenau since its first publication over a century ago. The Alchemist serves as a platform for students to share campus news and entertainment, and also gives them the opportunity to leave their legacy through their published work.

Lambda Pi EtaSponsored by the National Communication Association, this honor society is for graduate and undergraduate students who are majoring or minoring in Communication. Membership in Lambda Pi Eta offers many opportunities for assuming leadership positions, earning scholarships and networking with professionals in the field.

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