What is a degree in Communication & Technology?
A degree in Communication & Technology gives you the knowledge and skills to succeed in the emerging field of digital communication. This exciting career is increasingly linked to corporate, entertainment, government, broadcasting, advertising, public relations, and nonprofit settings. If you’re interested in graphics, video, film, radio, broadcasting, promotions, design, and social media, this major is for you!
Why study at UNT Dallas?
This program is designed to produce career-ready graduates in digital production, sports and entertainment broadcasting and promotion, and strategic communication. As a part of this major, students build their creative and team-building skills and develop useful professional networks. All Communication & Technology students are encouraged to complete a Dallas-area internship before they graduate.
How likely am I to get a job after graduation?
The Occupational Outlook Handbook reports that growth in jobs in the Dallas area is faster than average nationally. As the fifth largest media market in the country, home to major sports and entertainment entities, and a national business hub, Dallas-Ft. Worth is broadly known as a center of innovation and economic prosperity. These trends are reflected in the digital communication industries, which frequently feature six-figure annual incomes in DFW (eg. Advertising/Promotion Manager-$113,960; Marketing Manager $139,210; Art Director-$84,000; and Public Relations and Fundraising Manager-$126,940). (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
What are my career options?
- Advertising and Promotion Manager
- TV Producer
- Development Officer
- On-air Talent
- Social Media Director
- Web Designer
- Digital Communications Specialist
- Graphic Designer
- Art Director
- Multimedia Artist
- Market Research Analyst
- Video Editor
- Public Relations Executive
What kinds of companies or industries are hiring?
- Radio and Television Stations
- Advertising Agencies
- Sports Industries
- Newspaper and Magazine Publishers
- Nonprofit Organizations
- Public Health Agencies
- Universities and Colleges
- Public Relations Firms
- Internet Broadcasters and Advertisers
- Design Firms
- Libraries and Museums
- Motion Picture Industries
- Religious Organizations
- Public and Private Schools
Who can I contact for more information?
Dr. Chris Dickman, Assistant Professor of English and Program Coordinator for Languages and Communication; Christopher.Dickman@untdallas.edu
(Pending SACS approval)