Degree Overview

Do your natural gifts lie in communications? Do you enjoy and excel at conveying information clearly? This fallen culture needs techno-savvy Christians, qualified for careers in the communications industry. Within this major, you study five main mediums: photography, speech, dramatic productions, technical theatre, and digital media, with a specialized concentration in the medium of your choice. Whether your strengths lie behind the scenes or behind the microphone, a Communication Arts degree provides you with a wide range of career and ministry opportunities.

Program Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate high-level communication skills, especially in their chosen track of study.
  • Students will demonstrate increased levels of media literacy and active awareness of the impact media have on our lives and culture.
  • Students will be prepared to make informed, meaningful, and ethical choices as receivers of messages and professional-level producers of messengers.
  • Students will develop visual or physical products that demonstrate aesthetic quality.
  • Students will articulate the Scriptural worldview governing their works within the field of communication arts.

Suggested Course Schedule

1st Year

Semester 1

  • Elements of Photography (3)
  • Website Design 1 (3)
  • Old Testament Survey (3)
  • English Composition 1 (3)
  • Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2)
  • The Modern World (3)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2

  • New Testament Survey (3)
  • English Composition 2 (3)
  • Introduction to Online Communications (3)
  • Visual Communications (3)
  • Persuasion (2)
  • Humanities Elective (3)

Total Credits: 17

2nd Year
3rd Year
4th Year

Related Minors

  • Cross Cultural Studies
  • Digital Media Communications
  • Humanities: Cross Cultural

Potential Career Fields

  • Journalist
  • Multimedia specialist
  • Photographer
  • Television and broadcasting
  • Graphic designer
  • Videographer
  • Speech Writer
  • Actor
  • Theatre worker and designer
  • Artistic Director
  • Corporate and government communicator

*Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees, specialized training, or additional certification and licenses.

MBU Program Faculty

Meet some of the people who lead this program

Jeffrey Miller

College of Arts and Sciences | Associate Professor


Ph.D. Communications, Regent University

MA Theatre, University of Akron

BS Secondary Education, Maranatha Baptist University

Tim Mielke

College of Arts and Science | Associate Professor


MFA Photography, Academy of Art University

MA Multimedia Communications, Academy of Art University

BS Bible, Pillsbury Baptist Bible College

Luke Mielke

College of Arts and Sciences | Assistant Professor


MFA Motion Pictures and Television, Academy of Art University

BBA New Media Marketing, Maranatha Baptist University

Angela Morris

College of Arts and Sciences | Associate Professor


MS Communication, University Wisconsin-Whitewater

BS Speech Education, Maranatha Baptist University

CELTA Certification, Cambridge

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