Mission and Vision | School of Communications | Webster University

Communications: Mission and Vision

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School of Communications Mission

The School of Communications, a worldwide educational organization of student-centered staff and faculty, prepares graduate and
undergraduate students who achieve excellence in ever-changing global communication fields.

We do this by providing theory and practice in media courses framed within a liberal arts-based curriculum, augmented by personalized mentorship and professional development opportunities.

The School of Communications houses and supports:

  • The May Gallery, a photographic exhibit space;
  • The Webster University Film Series a comprehensive alternative film series allowing students, faculty, and community members to view independent features and documentaries, avant-garde films, animation, retrospectives, and short works and offering filmmaking workshops to students and the community;
  • The Journal, an award-winning student newspaper offering print and Internet news;
  • Idea Tree Media, a client-services media production group;
  • The Galaxy, a student-operated radio station;
  • The Ampersand, an award-winning student magazine 

School of Communications Vision

The faculty, staff, and administration of the School of Communications at Webster University will:

  • gain recognition for our unique programs and for setting the standard in quality communications education;
  • be committed to global education and to producing global citizens;
  • build on our strengths in integration of theory and practice and create an innovative, entrepreneurial environment to help students succeed;
  • equip students with a valuable education grounded in a traditional liberal arts foundation that will respond to the current and future needs in this rapidly changing communications field.