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Annual Events

The School of Communication offers special annual events each year that bring industry professionals, alumni, faculty and students together for networking, engagement and advancement.

SOC Calendar of Events

Two groups of speakers sit in chairs on stage with one person standing between; screen reads: Media Academy

Media Academy

Focusing on the importance of career development and industry exploration, this annual event brings together students, alumni, faculty and industry professionals to exchange ideas and expand their knowledge of the ever-changing communication landscape.

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Careers Week

Careers Week includes department-focused, industry professional-led career panels, interactive career videos and the annual Internship Expo where students meet a variety of professionals, begin networking and even obtain an internship.

Experiential Learning

Practical Application, Skill Development

Our school prepares you to excel as a skilled professional, ready to work in dynamic communications industries. Our faculty brings a global approach and practical expertise that offer opportunities for real world, creative experiences in class.

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Students and faculty work with lighting and cameras in the new sound stage.

Explore Our State-of-the-Art Facilities and Equipment

Students and faculty work with lighting and cameras in the new sound stage.

The School of Communications complex houses a state-of-the-art media production and education facility that meets industry standards and includes unique, first-in-the-region technologies and capabilities. Studio facilities include an audio and video production and recording suite, sound stage, workshop space, photography studio, gallery, animation, game design and video post-production labs, as well as flexible teaching spaces.

The Webster University School of Communications is home to a number of clubs, activities and extracurricular opportunities to make and consume media, including:

School of Communications Media and Activities
Debate club table at involvement fair

Audio Engineering Society (events and concerts)
Film Series (film)
Kooyumjian Gallery (photography gallery)
Siggraph (digital arts)
Speech and Debate Club (public speaking)
Webster Journal (news)

Journalism students write and produce Webster Insider, a show focused on news and events around campus and the St. Louis area. Students in the Film, Television and Video Production program also work behind the scenes.

Transcript

[Instrumental String Chant-like Music Throughout]

Artwork for WEBSTER INSIDER SPRING EDITION EPISODE 1 with microphone graphics appears.

Two students peek out from behind a pillar in a hallway on campus.

Two students spin around interview-style chairs and face camera smiling and posing toward the camera with glass hallway behind them and campus and cars in parking lot in background off in distance.

A student comes out of men’s bathroom rubbing hands together with eyes cast downward. Then wipes hands across chest onto shirt.
A student sits on stairs and holds a microphone up to the camera while smiling.

Two students hold one microphone and smile at the camera.

Coffee table display of Webster Insider Spring Edition Episode 1 paper copies and multiple hands come and grab them off.

Some hands operate a sound board in a music or news station studio.

Student film crew operate cameras, lighting and direction cues and materials. One student drinking out of a cup through straw.

One student stands in front of a green screen and student adjusts camera and slides back.

A student adjusts tie around neck and grins at camera.

One student holds clip board for start of a video take. Clip board reads:
Webster Insider Roll 1 Ep. 1 Take 6
Director Cami Lindauer
Camera
Date: March 6, 2023
Filter FPS
Day
Nite

A student operates a camera next to two other students also operating camera, lighting and sound equipment. In background shadows, there are other students sitting in chairs like an audience watching from behind the set. Someone is holding a drink.

A student in front of green screen flexing bicep for the camera and puckering lips.

Students operating a laptop with the script words: “EXPECT A DECISION TO COME DOWN FROM THE HIGH COURT UNTIL JUNE, STUDENT LOANS AND THE INCREASINGLY HIGH COST OF HIGHER EDUCATION CONTINUE TO BE TOP OF MIND FOR”

Two student newscasters sit at news desk smiling with imagery of Webster Insider with microphone logo behind them.

Two students in production room watching filming on multiple screens and through a window.

One student gives peace sign and coyly smiles.
One student holds some papers, gives rock music hand sign and smiles.
Hands appear on a sound board moving the buttons.
One student in video camera in front of green screen talking.
Then camera moves out from behind the video screen of student talking and shows angle beside the video machine.

Three students work on media equipment and unloading components and flip through some paperwork.

The student news casters at the news desk again talking on screen. On the side in background are some off-screen students workers in the shadows.

Camera rolls across room to news casters and some film crew shooting them. There are lights and other equipment also in the room.

Ten students walk out of Leif J. Sverdrup Business/Technology Complex. Then they stop and all fold their arms across their chests with serious facial expressions.

Blue screen with logo of Webster Insider moves right to left across the screen.
Words appear saying: NEW EPISODES EVERY SEMESTER
Words appear saying: WEBSTER INSIDER

Communications

An Alternative Cinematic Experience

Communications

Premiering in 1979, our Film Series is a nationally known and recognized year-round exhibition program that features national tours of international cinema. All film series events are free to students. In addition to films, the event hosts renowned artists for thought-provoking conversations on issues portrayed in their films.

The Webster Film Series hosts nearly 100 diverse film screenings with more than 20 visiting speakers and performers, several filmmaking workshops, special series with outside sponsors, and more than 6,800 viewers. After screenings, filmmakers and faculty are frequently available for question and answer sessions, and present master classes to explore technical or unique aspects of filmmaking.

Our Mission

Webster University’s School of Communications is an educational organization of student-centered faculty and staff, preparing undergraduate and graduate students for achievement in the 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.

Our Vision

As the faculty, staff, and administration of the School of Communications, we 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 fields.
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