School of Communications|
purpose of the School of Christian Communications is to train
students to be effective communicators, especially of the Word
of God. Whether as a minister, Christian educator, Christian
musician, or administrator, every student needs to be able to
effectively communicate their thoughts and ideas. The School
of Christian Communication provides the student the opportunity
to learn how to communicate creatively and effectively by means
of visual arts, written words, oral communications or music.
Our communications program is founded on a sound education in
the Liberal Arts because people working in all areas of communication
require a broad understanding of society and the forces that
affect it. We feel that communications is an excellent field
for those with Christian convictions and moral integrity. Christian
media and consulting firms are becoming one of the nation's
fastest growing fields. Many new opportunities are also opening
up in advertisement, marketing, public relations, and association
Louisiana Baptist University School of Christian Communications
offers Bachelors and Masters degrees with areas of concentration
in speech, journalism, media, marketing, management, and music.
For prospective students interested in Christian communications
and media, this program prepares you for careers in the information
industry. Communication professionals prepared for Christian
service in fields such as broadcasting, writing, marketing,
and advertising find a vigorous and expanding field of Christian
communications. Other fields include association and nonprofit
organization management, sales and sales management, and other
careers which are based on the organization, management and
communication of information.
Most courses require practical, hands-on projects in a professional
media environment in addition to regular academic course requirements.
If this is your professional goal, you are invited to become
a part of this exciting and challenging program.
This institution offers a Bachelor and Master of Arts degree
in Music. All work may be completed off campus by using course
syllabi and videotapes. This gives the church choir director
or musician the opportunity to complete his/her music education
while continuing to serve in the local church.
Churches can use this method to train people within the congregation
to fill leadership positions in their music department. Through
the use of tapes, textbooks and carefully designed workbooks,
churches can train dedicated members with some basic music abilities
to serve as choir directors, musicians and special singing groups.
All tapes are prepared by outstanding music professionals. Songs
used are from the hymnbook so that the student can practice
the same songs they will use in worship services.
Professional musicians can complete their degree while they
travel. Life credit will be issued to professionals in the music
field for knowledge gained by performance. Degrees may be obtained
in music with a double major in communication, Bible, counseling
or Christian education.
For centuries speech has played a strong role in traditional
academic curriculum. The role of the speech division of the
communications department is to enhance the student's verbal
skills. Regardless of a person's occupation or professions,
speech training enhances any area of study. By developing oral
communication skills the student greatly enhances their overall
possibility of success.
LBU offers a wide of variety of writing courses beginning with
Freshman English Composition. All students, regardless of their
major, are issued a Guidelines for Writing Assignments
at the time of enrollment. This specially prepared manual covers
all types of writing assignments from a basic composition to
Doctoral dissertations. Speech and writing majors will study
Journalism, Technical writing, creative Christian writing, and
how to write Christian fiction.
Speech majors are also invited to take 3 to 6 hours of basic
broadcasting. Broadcasting courses require access to audio and/or
video production facilities.
Marketing and Management
With the growth of non-profit associations and faith based organizations
new opportunities are opening up for those persons that have
a degree in Christian communications with special emphasis on
management and marketing. Christian media and consulting firms
are becoming one of the nation's fastest growing fields. Many
new opportunities are also opening up in advertising, public
relations, and a variety of other areas that require the management
and leadership skills taught at LBU. The program helps the student
develop the most advanced techniques in decision making and
learn the necessary research skills that accompany high-level
The department focuses first on leadership, realizing that leadership
is a key ingredient of success whether it be in the pulpit,
classroom or a corporate office. Materials from such outstanding
writers as John Maxwell, Zig Ziglar, Rick Warren and Barry Posner
expose the student to the latest techniques in leadership.
for Christian Leadership
The Center for Christian Leadership seeks to instill in servant
leaders the character, vision and skill not only to excel
themselves but also to build other leaders. LBUs Christian
leadership series has three target audiences:
1) Students enrolled in LBU or LBTS, both men and women
in all areas of study can benefit by the inclusion of leadership
courses in their curriculum.
2) Provide courses for pastors and vocational Christian
3) Equip business leaders, lay leaders in local churches
and other Christians determined to make an impact in their
The curriculum uses
materials prepared by leadership specialists such as John
Maxwell, Zig Ziglar, Rick Warren and Barry Posner. The leadership
division seeks to foster Godly men and women who are full
of character and empowered by the Holy Spirit. With a clear
vision of the task, they can make a huge impact in equipping
others to better serve Christ. Christian leadership classes
may be used in any program. Christian leadership courses are
identified as CLC and are located in the Christian Communication
course description section of the catalog.
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