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BA in Communications Degree

Develop your Creative Talents to Tell God's Story

Discover What’s Possible with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications

The Bachelor of Arts in Communications program provides you with the best instruction and opportunities to master your craft and grow professionally and spiritually for an eternal purpose. Like Tabitha, you can receive cutting-edge training in ministry media as you become immersed in a world of creativity and collaboration. You’ll sharpen your creative skills and learn to produce compelling, Christ-centered messages that tell God’s story through:

  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Graphic design
  • Fine art
  • Speech
  • Drama
  • Broadcasting
  • Writing
“The Communications program is an incredible community of students and professors who will challenge you and make you better. I run my own business now and use my graphic design and video editing training from Moody regularly.”

Tabitha Allman
2019 Communications Graduate

You’ll also enjoy an unmatched creative and academic experience. No other college offers a Communications program that equips students with resources and expertise from two renowned Christian media outlets, Moody Publishers and Moody Radio, and the Moody Media Lab, a professional student-led creative agency.

Plus, you’ll live and study in multicultural Chicago, just miles away from hundreds of rich ministry opportunities. You’ll also thrive under professors who help you skillfully navigate today’s evolving media channels and engage an ever-changing culture.

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    Classes that will Stretch and Equip You

    As God’s people, we are called to tell His story to an unbelieving world. Learn how to communicate God’s truth with excellence and purpose in these dynamic and engaging courses.

    Core Classes 

    • Introduction to Communications: Theory, History, and Ministry
    • Core Tools: Words
    • Core Tools: Images
    • Senior Communications Seminar

    Available Electives 

    • Fundamentals of Creative Writing
    • Introduction to Photography/
    • Oral Interpretation
    • Multimedia Storytelling
    • Creative Arts in Ministry
    • Nonprofit Communications
    • Advanced Drama
    • Fundamentals of Audio
    • Persuasion and Debate
    • Special Topics in Communications
    • Interpersonal/Team Communications
    • Advanced Speech
    • Media Strategy
    • Writing Feature Articles
    • Advanced Visual Design
    • Advanced Audio Production
    • Voice and Performance
    • Fiction Writing
    • Fundamentals of Video
    • Creative Nonfiction
    • Video Editing
    • Principles of Cinematography
    • Investigating and Reporting Across Media
    • Editing for Publication
    • Biblical Perspectives of Media and Culture
    • Graphic Design
    • Script Writing

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    Meet your Communications Professors

    Brian Kammerzelt, Kelli Worrall, Robert Gustafson, and other members of our Communications faculty have years of hands-on experience in a vast array of multimedia fields. They are passionate about the gospel and teaching students like you to communicate God’s story with their creative gifts. Here’s what students are saying about our professors:

    “I am continuously shocked at how much the communications professors care about students. I could give you a million examples: emails about opportunities that might interest me, last-minute meetings, talking after class, grabbing a quick meal.”

    Justin S.
    Communications Major
    “The conversations and feedback from professors Kammerzelt, Gustafson, and others helped me to identify my strengths and learn to recognize my own voice.”

    Lauren Kidd
    Moody Communications Graduate
    Brian Kammerzelt communications professor

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    Kelli Worrall communications professor

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    Bob Gustafson communications professor

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    Ways you will Flourish in this Program

    As you progress through your coursework, you will:

    • Research the theory and theology of communications
    • Share the gospel using tools and techniques in your chosen medium
    • Use creative computer programs like Adobe’s editing suite
    • Build your professional portfolio
    • Theologically evaluate the evolving media and cultural landscape
    • Develop your biblical philosophy of creativity and communication
    • Create and communicate inspiring messages across contexts

    After you Graduate with your Communications Degree

    When you graduate, you’ll have a professional portfolio and access to an extensive global network of ministry partners eager to hire theologically sound, practically trained storytellers like you. You can prepare to launch a purposeful career as a:

    • Graphic designer
    • Photographer
    • Writer
    • Radio host
    • Videographer
    • Actor
    • Media firm manager

    We understand the challenges of choosing the right school and the right program, and considering factors such as location, housing, and cost can be overwhelming. But if you have a passion to influence lives for Christ through redemptive and creative media, Moody is the place for you! Discover how far your talents can go with a Moody Communications degree.

    “While at Moody I have significantly grown as a creator. As a videographer, I’ve been able to utilize so many tools at Moody, and I’m so thankful to be a part of a program that equips me so well. I’ve also matured in working in a team environment and collaborating with others.”

    Victoria B.
    Moody Communications Student

    “Being on the journalism team gave me opportunities to practice what I was learning, engage more fully in Chicago, and work on a creative team. It also was instrumental in me landing my first full-time job as a Bible translator at Seed Company. If you have a heart to serve Christ’s global church, I can't imagine a better fit than Moody. I continue to use the storytelling principles I learned through the Communications program in my job.”

    Lauren Kidd
    2017 Moody Communications Graduate

    Are you ready to learn, grow, and train to use your creative talents for God’s glory?

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    Financial Aid

    For on-campus residential students, every class in your degree is paid for by the Chicago Tuition Grant, sponsored by faithful donors. Every residential Chicago undergraduate student is awarded this grant, worth up to $12,960 a year. Off-campus commuter students pay $380 per credit hour. Find out how to defray the remaining costs with scholarships, grants, student loans, student employment, and veterans benefits.

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