We believe a good education should take you into the real world.
Here, you’ll find a foundational framework to grow as thinkers, innovators, dreamers and, most of all, doers, who take learning beyond the classroom and apply your in-demand skills that will help you become award-winning filmmakers and journalists, entrepreneurs and executives, researchers and clinicians.
The collaboration between coursework and industry allows students to focus their training, enhance their portfolios and build a network that assists them in landing professional positions. Faculty work deliberately to provide students opportunities to present to real clients on long-term projects. Previous clients include: Samsung, Texas Athletics, HEB, HomePlate Peanut Butter and other local non-profit organizations.
Teaching faculty understand the importance of building a network of professional relationships, and they proactively engage students with the community through in-the-field projects like consulting, sales planning and event management.
Students actively participate in the generation of new knowledge and translate those theories into practice, even as first- or second-year undergraduate students.
Faculty members welcome undergraduate students to collaborate in ongoing research projects in their labs, where they are exposed to a variety of disciplines and contribute to descriptive research, experimental paradigm completion, evaluations and treatment therapies.
The Capstone Course in Communication and Leadership addresses advanced topics in leadership, communication, ethics and social change. Students are engaged to work as teams to tackle projects that address leadership challenges in the real world.
Opportunities for hands-on learning exist throughout the university. Intentional coursework fosters team-building skills, community engagement and service-oriented projects.
Journalists learn by doing, so students are encouraged to start committing acts of journalism as soon as they step foot on the Forty Acres.
Austin provides a great location for students to see firsthand what it looks like to put together a film or TV show, run a production company or design a 3-D gaming experience.