Endless possibilities A degree in Media + Communication prepares you for a wide range of inspiring careers – journalism, film, television, marketing, social media, and public relations are a few of the most popular. It’s also a highly valuable degree in business, law, politics, and post-graduate education.
Essential tools In today's job market, it's essential to graduate with a resume and a portfolio. SAMC professors come alongside you to make that happen. Take advantage of the department's many practica and co-op education opportunities, and gain an edge in your field before you graduate.
Real-world impact SAMC Media + Communication alumni can be found in broadcast media, design firms, recording studios, classrooms, church ministries, film sets, and top-notch grad schools. Meet a few...
SAMC Media + Communication alumni can be found in broadcast media, design firms, recording studios, classrooms, church ministries, film sets, and top-notch grad schools. Meet a few...
Kelcey Brade ('05)
"I owe much of my career success to TWU's Media + Communication program and Athletics department. My professors and instructors went above and beyond to help customize specific courses and practicum placements to give me every opportunity to gain valuable experience in writing for news and sports, along with hands-on sports broadcasting experience with Spartan Athletics. Overall, my time at TWU instilled the confidence I needed to seriously pursue my career dreams."
Leigh Boyle ('09 and '13)
Founder and Executive Director, The Lipstick Project
Development Officer, Union Gospel Mission
During her communications degree, Leigh participated in SAMC travel studies to Guatemala and Kenya. Her growing passion for cross-cultural leadership led her to an outreach opportunity in Ethiopia. Seeing a need and feeling called to fulfill it, Leigh re-enrolled at TWU with plans for medical school, hoping to one day return to Ethiopia and help people with conditions like obstetric fistula.
Joshua Burdick (’11)
Owner, Veritas Media Productions
After graduating, Joshua quickly distinguished himself as a leader in the film industry. He has produced an interstitial that aired on national television, shot and edited a film that won Best Short Documentary at the NWProjections film festival, and produced over 70 online courses for Faithlife’s Logos Bible Software.
Dillon Honcoop ('06)
Morning Show Host & Brand Manager, KGMI News/Talk 790 Bellingham
From his humble roots on the family raspberry farm in Lynden, Washington, to reporter and now morning show host at his favorite news/talk radio station, Dillon is the definitive local boy done well. This successful TWU grad loves the community nature of local radio, from connecting people to keeping them in-the-know about all things Whatcom County.
Cheri Brown ('14)
MA/PhD graduate student (University of Washington)
McNair Presidential Fellowship recipient, 2014-2019
"It was my privilege and joy to study for four years at TWU under faculty and staff who continually brought out the best in me and inspired me to achieve more than I ever could have aspired to alone. I was able to thrive thanks to SAMC's community of support and faith-based environment; it provided a strong foundation for my future studies."
Larissa Kroeker ('14)
Social Media Coordinator, Jelly Marketing
CTV and Shaw internships while at TWU
“To make the most out of your Media + Communication degree I would say, take initiative. Go out and seek internships; take every opportunity that’s given to you. Get involved with everything you can: the newspaper, student life…anything comm-related you can get your hands on, go and do it!”
Kenny Laing ('11)
Sound Engineer, Truth Media
During his Media + Communication degree, Kenny distinguished himself as a creative composer and sound engineer. While completing his MTh degree at the University of Aberdeen, he received an $85,000 scholarship to continue on to a PhD. "Thank you again for all your help in getting me here," said Kenny. "I still appreciate it!"