Department of Journalism & Mass Communications, Creative Writing, and Theater

School of Fine Arts

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Department of Journalism & Mass Communications, Creative Writing, and Theater
School of Fine Arts
Houston Baptist University
7502 Fondren Road
Houston TX 77074-3298
The Journalism and Mass Communication major prepares students who have a desire to tell honest stories and possess a fascination with public affairs. As Americans begin getting their news from a variety of non-traditional sources (in addition to newspapers and television broadcasts) our major provides students with the tools they will need to become successful communicators in the online world. The major allows graduates to pursue a range of professional interests including newswriting, video production, public relations, and advertising.

The Creative Writing Minor prepares students to explore the creative potential of the written word. Like J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, we understand the act of writing as an act of sub-creation in which the writer worships God the artist in the writing of original work. Students take intensive writing workshops in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and playwriting with well published writers in these fields. Furthermore, this students connect with the rich opportunities the writing community of Houston offers such as publication experiences, professional writing internships, writing conferences, and readings from world famous writers.

Theater at HBU Is represented by the Rex Fleming Players, an on-campus acting troupe. Recently, HBU has also had the Actors from the London Stage in residence. Students also have many opportunities to write, perform, and direct their own plays.