Communication & Media

TAMUCC College of Liberal Arts

Welcome to the Department of Communication and Media.  Thanks for stopping by our webpage. 

Our mission is to develop students who are effective and ethical communicators with the creative, critical, and collaborative skills necessary to succeed in a diverse global environment.

We offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees.  Graduates with communication and media degrees are successfully employed as communication consultants, filmmakers, managers, journalists, teachers, and public relations professionals.  Our majors at TAMU-CC enjoy learning from award-winning, caring faculty in state-of-the-art facilities in Bay Hall.  Please take a look around our webpage.  Visit our class listings, check out our student organizations, become familiar with faculty credentials, and make plans to join us!

Amy Aldridge Sanford, Ph.D.Chair & Associate Professor

The Department of Communication & Media presents COMM Week, from Tuesday, April 15 – Thursday, April 17, 2014.
Featured events include a movie night, various guest lecturers, a career night panel featuring professionals from the community, career related workshops, and featured Keynote speaker Dr. Sandra Petronio. 
COMM Week: Movie Night
The Department of Communication & Media will kick off its inaugural COMM Week with a Movie Night on the Bay Hall Lawn on Tuesday, April 15.  The movie “Clueless” will start at sundown (around 7:45 p.m.) and will feature a live Twitter discussion during the screening hosted by COMM Club members.  “Clueless” was selected for its themes in gender communication issues, romantic relationship communication, and identity development in adolescence. B ring a blanket and snacks, and join us for a fun night of pop culture and discussion! Event is open to the campus community. For more information please contact 361-825-3756.  Location will move to Bay Hall 104 if weather is inclement.
COMM Week: Guest Lecturer
The Department of Communication & Media presents guest lecturer, Jesse DeLeon, on Wednesday, April 16 at 11am and 1pm, in the Center for the Arts Warren Theatre.   DeLeon has worked in radio for more than two decades and is currently Corpus Christi’s afternoon radio host on The Beach 96.5.  He will address the use of communication for personal and professional success.  Both lectures are open to the campus community only.  For more information please contact 361-825-3756.  
COMM Week: Career Night
The Department of Communication and Media presents Career Night on Wednesday, April 16 from 6-8pm in Bay Hall 104, 112, 126, 359, and the lobby.  Career Night will feature various 15-minute workshops in topics about career preparation in BH 104, BH 112, and BH 359, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Career night will also feature a panel of TAMU-CC Department of Communication and Media Alumni who are now professionals in the Corpus Christi Community at 7:00 p.m. in BH 126.  Panelists will share their personal experiences, tips for effective communication in the workplace, and will be available for a Q&A session with attendees.  TAMUCC Career Services will be available in the Bay Hall lobby from 6-8 p.m. for individual résumé consultations. Career night is open to the campus community only. For more information please contact 361-825-3756. 
April 17
The Department of Communication & Media is proud to present a keynote from distinguished communication scholar Dr. Sandra Petronio, on Thursday, April 17 from 7-8:30pm in Bay Hall, Room 103.  A Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI), Dr. Petronio’s keynote is titled “Privacy Breakdowns and Managing Dilemmas: What’s up with That?”  Even though the headlines say personal privacy is dead, we continue to presume control over our information. The question “why is that?” is explored in this presentation. Following the keynote, there will be a book signing opportunity in the Bay Hall Lobby with Dr. Petronio.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information contact 361-825-3756.