Majors and Areas of Study


Audio Recording

This comprehensive one-year program is designed to provide core skills in all aspects of audio recording. Through hands-on experiences, students are taught the basics of microphone technique, signal flow and the mixing console, analog, digital, and hard disk recording devices, mixing and mastering multi-track recordings for the production of compact discs, and an introduction to the Pro Tools hard disk recording system. Musicianship basics in music theory, piano, and MIDI sequencing are also provided.

Broadcasting

The Broadcasting Degree at Vincennes University, is a two-year program that provides students with specific skills needed for effective performance, editing, and producing in the broadcasting industry.  Audio and video production and copywriting are explored with practical experience in the University-owned radio and television stations under actual on-air conditions. The primary objective is effective performance and production in the broadcasting industry including radio, TV, and digital media formats. 

Broadcast Journalism

The Broadcast Journalism Degree is designed to prepare students for producing news with an accurate creation and delivery of news content through media platforms including radio, TV, and digital formats.  Students will learn how to research, investigate, and create news content by developing skills in writing, interviewing, photography, and editing audio and video for on-air delivery. 

Communication Studies

This program is designed to be an introduction to the academic field of Communication Studies.  Communication Studies faculty work with students to prepare them for work in sales, non-profit organizations, human resources, corporate training programs, government agencies, and healthcare industries.  This program will prepare students to transfer to a four year institution.  Students leaving this program will be able to demonstrate effective communication skills, problem-solving, leadership, and be able to think logically, critically and conceptually.

Journalism

This news-editorial curriculum prepares students to transfer to departments and schools of journalism to complete the baccalaureate degree. Particular emphasis is applied to the development of skills in news and feature reporting-writing and in editing (copyreading).

Multimedia Communications

The Multimedia Communications Degree at Vincennes University, is a two-year program that prepares students to take creative ideas from concept development to final product in the areas of graphic design, interactive media, audio and video production, broadcast journalism, and media sales and marketing. Using state of the art laboratory facilities and software, students will learn foundational concepts, techniques, and skills to create content for broadcast, web, and other media. Students will study the impact and interaction of media in a diverse community through media research and identifying characteristics of a target audience for content creation and civic engagement.  Graduates of the program will be prepared for employment in multimedia professions.

Public Relations

This curriculum prepares students to transfer to a four-year institution for a baccalaureate degree in the areas of Public Relations or Communication.

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Communication Faculty


Karen Braselton, Ph.D.
Chair, Communication Department
Associate Professor of Communication
Areas of Specialization: Health Communication, Communication Studies, Language Brokering, Culture

Andrew Bolin, MA-C
Program Chair, Broadcasting
Assistant Professor of Broadcasting
Areas of Specialization: Social Media, Cross platform conent development, Video Editing, Audio Editing 

Kendra Clauser, MA
Program Chair, Theatre
Assistant Professor of Theatre
Areas of Specialization: 

Virgil Franklin, MA
Program Chair, Audio Recording
Assistant Professor of Audio Recording
Areas of Specialization:

Emily Taylor, MA
Program Chair, Journalism
Assistant Professor of Journalism
Areas of Specialization:

MaryAnn Seward, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication
Areas of Specialization: Speech, Interpersonal Communication, Public Relations, Group Communication

Ann Hefner, M.F.A.
Assistant Professor of Communication
Areas of Specialization: Speech, Interpersonal Communication

Kathy Lay, MA
Assistant Professor of Communication
Areas of Specialization:

Scott Mercer, MA
Assistant Professor of Audio Recording
Areas of Specialization:

JoEllen Horne
Secretary, Performing Arts and Communication
812-888-5110
jhorne@vinu.edu