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Graphic Communication Emphasis


Discover Your Creativity

Mass Communication students will explore visual-design, photographic image-making, written, broadcast and web-based multi-media processes using the most advanced computer-software, technologies and equipment in upgraded facilities. Students enjoy a high level of career placement upon graduation due to the high demand for knowledgeable and highly skilled professionals in the viable and growing Mass Communication job market.

  • GAIN REAL-LIFE EXPERIENCES by taking up an internship.
  • JOIN A CAMPUS ORGANIZATION: Campus organizations help majors and minors get extracurricular experience in their fields of study and network with other students.
  • GET A CERTIFICATE in journalism, photography, or social media.
  • A MINOR/EMPHASIS IS REQUIRED: Minor in integrated media, sports media, public relations, science communication, photography, or graphic communication.


Click here for more information on the BFA in Graphic Design.

BHSU's Graphic Communication emphasis has classes ranging from graphic design and computer publishing to web publishing, media law, and digital imaging, providing students with a wide variety of skills.

Graphic Communications students are well prepared for the exciting and dynamic world of graphic design and computer publishing.


The Graphic Communication program at BHSU offers:

  • State of the art computer design and imaging labs.
  • Innovative and creative instructors
  • Internship opportunities throughout the area
  • Student organizations where you can enhance your graphic design skills

FIND YOUR CAREER

Employment opportunities include:
» Photojournalist
» Portrait/Wedding Photographer
» PR Agent
» Reporter
» Speech Writer
» Science Outreach Specialist
» Social Media Content Photographer
» Studio Product Photographer
» Radio Announcer
» Web Designer» Advertisement
» Audio/Video Specialist

» Broadcaster
» Commercial Photographer
» Creative/Art Designer
» Drone Photographer
» Filmmaker
» Fine Art Photographer
» Graphic Designer
» International PR Specialist
» Journalist
» Logo Designer
» Multimedia Specialist
» News Editor/Writer

GET INVOLVED ON CAMPUS

JACKET JOURNAL AND BHSU MEDIA.COM

Open to all BHSU students, the Jacket Journal newspaper is an award-winning campus organization. Several 400-level labs and the Jacket Journal staff produce a hard-copy newspaper as well as the student campus media online website BHSUmedia.com. Editorial, production, photography, and advertising staff positions are available each semester. Contact Mary.CatonRosser@BHSU.edu to learn more.

THE BUZZ FM

Bringing the best and only alternative to Spearfish, S.D. The Buzz is the university’s student run radio station. Students from any background or major are welcome. Contact Scott.Clarke@BHSU.edu to learn more or tune in to 89.1 and 90.7 FM to listen.

KBHU-TV

Students experience television broadcasting by servicing the campus with informational and entertaining programs. Contact Scott.Clarke@BHSU.edu to learn more.

PUBLIC RELATIONS CLUB

BHSU Public Relations club is a professional development group for students focused on career enhancement, community involvement, conferencing, competition, and networking for internships and careers across the country. The group has regional and national affiliations that provide many opportunities for students to network with professional organizations, such as Public Relations Society of America. Contact Mary.CatonRosser@BHSU.edu to learn more.

SHUTTERBUZZ

Whether students are photography majors or simply someone who enjoys photography as a hobby, this organization is open to all. Get involved in regional or national trips, fundraisers, and small adventures for photographers at every level. Shutterbuzz is a student-run organization that brings photographers together. Contact Skott.Chandler@BHSU.edu to learn more.

Contact Info

Mary Caton-Rosser
Mary.CatonRosser@BHSU.edu
Phone: 605.642.6422
BHSU.edu/MassCommunication

Black Hills State University
1200 University St.
Spearfish, SD, USA 57799