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Mass Communication Courses

To view course descriptions for mass communications courses currently offered at Roane State, please view the Catalog.

Program Description

Mass Communications is a broad area of study that will expose students to:

  • written, verbal and video communication techniques
  • critical and logical thinking
  • print, broadcast and online media
  • the historical development of modern communication and media
  • curriculum that prepares students for bachelor's degree completion at any one of Tennessee's colleges or universities through the Tennessee Transfer Pathway

Practical Experience

Students will be introduced to:

  • essay writing
  • in-depth research skills leading to preparation of topical and argumentative writing
  • verbal communication skills
  • examination of various forms of media and their impact on society
  • guiding business principles useful in all professional careers

Selected Career Opportunities and Earning Potential

An education in mass communications can prepare students to work in print, broadcast or online media, public relations, advertising and many more exciting fields.

Salary Data* Median Annual Salary
Journalist / Reporter I $27,589
Camera Operator $32,062
Communications Editor I $41,186
Videographer $50,018
Public Relations Manager $75,562
*Data taken from for positions in the Knoxville, TN, area as of September 2011. This salary data is offered for informational purposes only. Neither Roane State Community College nor its faculty or staff make promises or representations otherwise. Further education and/or certifications may be required to qualify for some positions.


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