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No matter where you go or what you do in your professional and life journey, communication will take you there.

Those who learn to communicate effectively are the successful leaders of tomorrow. Whether it is communicating in a small group, writing a press release, making a film or utilizing the latest technology, Vanguard’s Bachelor of Arts in Communication will prepare you to make a difference in the world.

With a Christ-centered atmosphere, the program will equip you with both theoretical and technical knowledge in various aspects of Communication. You will be well-prepared for the job market and a productive life of creativity. Small class sizes foster authentic relationships between faculty and students that encourage academic and professional growth for the student. Our faculty are highly regarded in their respective fields, and many continue professional work in addition to their scholarship.

Through the program, you will learn the communication skills – oral, written, visual and technical - that provide a foundation for further study and make you attractive to employers in a diverse workforce, including humanities, social sciences, business and law.

Communication is part of the human condition, and the better you are at it – the further you can go!

While earning a B.A. in Communication, you will customize your experience by choosing one of the following four concentrations:

Several minors in the field of Communication are also offered.

A Sampling of Communication Courses

COMM 220

Elements of Storytelling

Elements of Storytelling

An introduction to story structure, this course focuses on envisioning story ideas and developing those ideas into written formats for the screen and other mediums.

COMM 309

Graphic Design

Graphic Design

Prerequisite: COMM 273. This course will serve as an introduction to the theory and practice of graphic design. Students will learn the basic principles and elements of graphic design, the history of graphic design, form/symbol development, typography, identity design and page layout. Provides practical experience in essential studio techniques and technology, critiques and group discussions. The creative design process and problem-solving skills are emphasized throughout the course. Lab Fee.

COMM 345

Intercultural Communication

Intercultural Communication

The process of communication as it applies to cross-cultural situations, i.e., where the respective participants in the process are members of distinctly separate cultural groups and situations specific to such communicative settings and proposed solutions to those problems.

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Craft Your Future

Communication majors graduate with an impressive skill set and find rewarding careers in a variety of fields.

Recent alumni study at:

• University of Edinburgh
• Georgetown University
• Chapman University
• University of Utah
• Fuller Theological Seminary
• California State University, Chico
• George Mason University
• Washington State University
• Cal Baptist University
• California State University, Fullerton
• Azusa Pacific University
• Goldsmith’s College, London

Recent alumni work in:

• Non-profit Management
• Missions/Christian Ministry
• Corporate Communications
• Social Media Management
• Technology Startups
• Market Research
• Photography
• Event Planning
• Filmmaking/Content Production
• Public Relations
• Athletic Coaching
• Diplomacy/Political Activism
• Law

Recent alumni work for:

• Open Doors USA
• Apple
• Pixar
• Sony Entertainment
• Cal State Fullerton
• St. Andrews Church
• Anaheim Angels
• Krochet Kids
• Dreamworks Animation
• Road Trip Nation
• Purdue Northwest
• Orange County Fair & Events Center

We invite you to take the next step