Research

Payton Granade presents her research with Dr. Melanie O’Meara at CURS symposium.

If you are naturally curious and enjoy investigating questions about the world around you, come learn how to research, document, and publish your findings alongside our award-winning faculty. Past students have been awarded top honors, researched on grants, and presented their findings at regional and national conferences and film festivals. You can learn more about students research projects on our Current Students and Alumni Pages or explore photos from recent research experiences. Learn more about upcoming opportunities through the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarships (CURS)

 


Internships

Student Sean Rogers works with state-of-the-art Communication department equipment.Communication Studies prepares students to competitively pursue top internships in a variety of fields. We are proud of our students' involvement with internships. You can learn more about some of our students involved in Internships on our Current Students and Alumni pages. Some past internship areas include:

  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Media Relations
  • Web Services
  • Nonprofit Marketing & Leadership
  • Local Media: Television & Newspaper
  • Business & Nuclear Energy
  • Technical Writing
  • Film Production
  • Arts & Theatre
  • Health Communication

You can prepare for internships through our Career Center and discover current opportunities through Handshake.


Theatre Productions

Students rehearse with Professor Doug Joiner for Communication department production of The Effect - Allie Berres, Michael Furman, Makaiyla Reed, Benjamin Evans. The Communication Department provides opportunities for students to be involved with leading edge theatre productions every semester. Students are not only given the opportunity to act and perform, but they also shine in directing, stage management, and set design/production. In addition to semester productions, students are also involved in theatre workshops and short productions. You can see photos of some of our recent productions here:

Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre


Campus Organizations

Editor Jamie Sapp discusses opportunities with campus newspaper, The Bell Ringer, at ClubFest.Communication students often strengthen and develop their skills through involvement in campus organization.  Many Communication faculty advise and assist these organizations.  Some popular clubs for Communication majors include:

More Student Organizations


Study Abroad / Study Away

Students arrive in Japan on Communication Department Study AbroadCommunication faculty provide opportunities for our students to explore the world and learn about communication in diverse locations.  Some past trips include:

  • Italy  Emphasis on Italian Cinema
  • Ireland – Emphasis on travel journalism, photography
  • Japan – Emphasis on Japanese Cinema, photojournalism, and culture
  • Chicago – Study away with emphasis on Communication careers
  • Peru - Emphasis on photography in partnership with MCG and CerviCusco

Discover Current Study Abroad Trips


Conferences

Students attend Communication conference, Georgia College Press Association, in Macon, Georgia. Sequoia Sinclair, Jacob Tomberlin, and Jamie SappCommunication students are given opportunities to both attend and present at regional and national Communication conferences and festivals. Many accompany faculty and even receive scholarships, grants, or professional funds to offset attendance cost. Some recent conferences include:


Events

Faculty and staff highlight upcoming Communication events at Augusta’s Arts in the Heart with Rick Kenney, Katie Davidson, and Amber RouthThe Communication Department also hosts and is involved with various campus and community events. Students benefit through both attendance and participation in these opportunities.  A few recurring events including:            

  • Cinema Series – Monthly big screen showings of rarefied films
  • CommFest – Annual series highlighting successful Communication majors
  • Arts in the Heart – Join us at a well-known annual Augusta arts festival

View upcoming events


Students from Narrative Reporting course participate in trash pick-up at Pendleton King Park. Top: Jacob Tomberlin, Timothy Howard, Richard Adams, Shellie Smitley; Bottom: Lucia Conkright, Anna Dresser, Haley Harris, Anthony Garcia, Joshua Adams, Santiago Rodriquez, Jamie Sapp

Communication majors have many opportunities to help others. In some classes they may have the chance to partner with nonprofits to provide artistic or volunteer support. Other classes may provide the chance to directly impact the community with service projects. Whether you're spreading the message or cleaning up the environment, come volunteer and be a force for good.