Communication Arts & Sciences
Experience the interactive, rewarding dynamics of a fast-paced, multi-faceted career in broadcasting and mass communication.
BW's program provides hands-on, resume-enhancing experience in radio, television, production and broadcast journalism.
You'll learn by doing. WBWC offers comprehensive, professional on-air experience as DJs, sports commentators, production assistants and recording engineers. Behind the scenes, you can take the lead on business decisions crucial to the station.
If video is your focus, look to BWTV, a student-directed program airing on local cable TV. It provides valuable hands-on opportunities for building skills that can be applied to broadcast television and video production.
With Cleveland nearby, there are numerous internship opportunities. BW students have interned at network-affiliated and cable television stations, radio stations and more. BW's Explorations/Study Abroad program offers connections to impressive national broadcast internship opportunities.
A required capstone course bridges classroom learning with practical application. You'll create a portfolio of work you can share with prospective employers and graduate schools that features your media experiences, including a demo reel and special project that demonstrates proficiencies in writing, research, planning and recording.
- Audio/video editor
- On-air talent
- Press secretary
- Broadcast journalist
- Recording engineer
- Production director
- Advertising manager
- Digital media specialist
Gain Studio-Savvy Skills
Produce high quality video and face real-world production situations. BW's film and TV studio functions as both a multi-camera TV and recording studio and as a film sound stage. The studio features a full lighting rig and dimming system, 32-channel sound board, switcher and industry-standard editing facilities.
Top Radio Experience
BW's radio station WBWC, "The Sting," is the only collegiate radio station in the Cleveland market that has a professionally modeled format. Students working at the station consistently win Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards of Excellence in Radio/TV/Webcasting.
Broadcasting and mass communication is offered as a major and minor. It combines practical and theoretical study. Courses range from radio, television and film production to writing, performance and theory. The curriculum is balanced between professional preparation and a liberal arts approach to media studies. Classes in business and English also are required of all majors.
A required internship and capstone course provide exceptional hands-on opportunities for honing technical, analytical and creative competencies.
Experiential learning bridges classroom study with real-world opportunities. You can enhance your studies through internships, co-curricular activities and other learning opportunities.
BW provides a supportive, professional environment. Faculty instructors have broadcast industry experience, which brings a real-world component to the classroom.
Student success is a top priority. Small class sizes, extensive hands-on experiences, individual attention and faculty mentoring are at the core of the program.
On-campus experiential opportunities will enhance your studies. BWTV, a student-directed program airing on local cable TV, offers opportunities for video production and television broadcasting. WBWC is a vibrant campus radio station offering rewarding hands-on experience.
Off campus, you can hone skills and experience the fast-paced, ever-changing world of broadcasting and mass media through internships. Nearby Cleveland provides outstanding options that include network-affiliated television, radio and more.
At BW, mass media and communication students are regularly recognized for their achievements.
Lambda Pi Eta is the communication studies honor society. It serves as a point of distinction for high achieving students as well as a sponsor for a service-learning initiative through Habitat for Humanity.
At the annual Honors Ceremony in the spring, recognitions include:
- David Allman Broadcasting Scholarship
- Donna E. Fry '58 Scholarship (in honor of Donna Fry '58, who had great admiration for BW professors).
Interning at Dateline NBC helped Ronny Woodburn '15, go one step closer to his dream of becoming an news anchor for a large network. The Ashtabula, Ohio, native majored in broadcasting and mass communication.
At Baldwin Wallace, you’ll experience personal and professional growth in a supportive community that challenges and inspires you to succeed.
Recent BW Broadcasting and Mass Communication majors are finding their success at:
Patrick Donohoe '14, marketing street team member, COSI-Center of Science & Industry
Anthony Hrestak '14, radio promo, Co-Sign
Jason Schwab '14, assistant controller, Dover High Performance Plastics
Martin Bielat '13, director of engagement, Cool Cleveland
Henry Green '13, freelance writer/digital content assistant, Fox Sports, Ohio
Edward Jansen '13, online play-by-play, Case Western Reserve University
Anthony Morabith '13, radio personality
Elizabeth Nunnally '13, corporate office manager, Fresh Brewed Tees
Caroline Bach '12, reporter/anchor, WKOW 27 News, Madison, WI
Markanne Benich '12, school photographer, Lifetouch
Kelly Brucker '12, account manager, PR Newswire
Alexander Hooper '12, remote broadcast technician, CBS Radio WNCX/WKRK
Amy Popik '12, reporter, The News-Herald; Camera Operator, Parma Area Community Television
Lydia Puccini '12, DJ, 87.7 Cleveland's Sound
Chris Terlop '12, producer, NASCAR, Sirius XM Radio
Gavin Holmes '11, associate producer, Parma Community Television
Keith Kocinski '11, Riverton bureau reporter, KCWY13 Wyoming
Leah Wodoslawky '11, marketing and communication specialist, Richter Healthcare Consultants
Alyssa Brosious '10, on-air personality, WQAL CBS Radio
Timothy O'Brien '10, co-#1 radio announcer, Wilson Tobs
Jasen Sokol '10, talk show host/anchor/reporter, WAKR-AKRON
Henry C. Winters '10, account executive, Cleveland Indians
Ashlee Ammons '09, online brand manager, LRMR Marketing
Nichole Fazekas '09, marketing coordinator, Alternative Press
Megan N. Smith '09, assistant director, American University, Washington College of Law
Timothy Dewald '08, producer, CNBC
Sean Nieman '08, account executive, WKYC-TV
Broadcasting and mass communication alumna Caroline Bach '12 anchors the morning newscast for WKOW-TV in Madison, WI
Chair, Communication Arts and Sciences Department
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
M.Ed., Kent State University
M.F.A., University of Wisconsin
M.A., Kent State University
M.A., Columbia University
B.A., Baldwin Wallace University