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 in who lead this program

Jeffrey Miller - Faculty

Jeffrey Miller

College of Arts and Sciences | Associate Professor


Ph.D. Communications, Regent University (in progress)

MA Theatre, University of Akron

BS Secondary Education, Maranatha Baptist University

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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 - Faculty

Luke Mielke

College of Arts and Sciences | Instructor


MFA Motion Pictures and Television, Academy of Art University

BBA New Media Marketing, Maranatha Baptist University

Angela Morris | Faculty

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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