Prepare for an exciting career in a variety of media and communications fields. This program provides a solid foundation in communications theory and practice that enables you to transfer to a four-year college to complete your degree.


Students seeking an exciting career in the broadcast industry need a solid foundation of industry knowledge and skills to succeed. Pierce College's Communication Studies program provides this foundation by preparing students to transfer to a four-year college for further study of communications and broadcasting.

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Communication Studies courses may be taken as electives and are especially valuable to students planning on majoring in this field at a four-year school. Check with the school you wish to attend for detailed information on transfer requirements.

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Pierce's core communication studies courses cover the basics of business and mass media, public speaking, newswriting and technology. From there, students may choose an area of emphasis to further their understanding and gain additional, specialized skills.


Fred Metzger
Communication/Theatre/Film Instructor
Nikki Poppen-Eagan
Communication Studies Professor
Joshua Potter
Associate Professor - Communication Studies & Drama
Patrick Daugherty
Speech and Drama