In our advertising class, students learn advertising concepts and organization. They practice including the economic and social effects of advertising and promotion. Below is an example of a student analysis paper that was written as a project in the class.
Our award-winning debate team participates in tournaments across the state and nation. Debate strengthens public speaking skills, critical thinking and logic. Students receive class credit for participating in the debate practicum course, which helps them hone their rhetoric skills.
Our radio production classes introduce students to audio production and annoucing. Students gain on-air experience on WRFP, the student-run radio station, by producing weekly shows. Advanced radio production classes include technical assistance as well as promotion.
Our TV production classes introduce students to preproduction, post-production and editing techniques. Students produce content for PC 60, Piedmont's closed circuit television channel. Advanced classes involve anchoring, directing, video editing and promotion.
In our web design classes, students create websites, graphics and animations using Adobe Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop and Fireworks. Students learn the best practices for online design and implementation for mass communication. In the advanced course, students work with outside clients on a web project.
Writing is essential to mass communications. Our writing classes, students learn how to professionally write for newspapers, magazines, broadcast and the web. Advanced writing classes develop reporting and editing techniques. Students have the opportunity for work to be published in Piedmont's student newspaper, The Navigator. Writing classes include Writing for Newspapers and Magazines, Writing for Broadcast, Copyediting, Investigative Reporting and Magazine Workshop.