Student Opportunities

Learning beyond the classroom

Drama PerformanceFew majors offer more opportunities for extracurricular involvement than mass communication and theatre - a fact that is obvious from the moment you arrive at the university. One of the advantages of choosing Lander is that you won't have to wait until your junior or senior year to get your feet wet in journalism, media or theatre production.

Your training will be packed with opportunities to identify and develop your individual talents in media or theatre, whether it's production in radio, television and print journalism, Web design, speech or public performance. More information on career opportunities.

Opportunities include:

  • Joining the staff of WLGTV, the university television station; XLR-Lander Radio, the campus radio station; and Lander Blue and Gold, an online campus magazine. Learn more about Lander Media Outlets.
  • Participating in theatrical performances, production, set design, direction or scriptwriting.
  • Taking part in the annual Lander Film Festival and Student Short Film Competition.
  • Writing an original short play and having it produced on stage in the bring your own play playwriting festival.
  • Getting involved with the South Carolina Press Association, South Carolina Broadcasters Association, South Carolina Theatre Association, Speech Communication Association or the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival.
  • Interning with area theatres, radio and television stations, newspapers or advertising and print agencies.

Department Awards

LibraryAwards are granted annually to outstanding university students from all disciplines during a ceremony each spring.

The following are awards presented by the university's Department of Mass Communications and Theatre:

  • Mass Communication and Theatre Discipline Award
    Given annually by the mass communication and theatre faculty to the most outstanding senior majoring in mass communication as evidenced by high academic achievement, leadership and promise in the field of mass communication or theatre. The recipient must be expected to graduate within the calendar year of the award ceremony.

Life after Lander

The fields of mass communication and theatre can be highly competitive, but the fact is many people establish successful and rewarding careers in communications and entertainment - and you don't necessarily have to move to New York or California to land those jobs.

After completing their undergraduate studies at Lander, our students have gone on to earn master's and Ph.D. degrees. Some have found homes in newsrooms in Greenville, S.C., Savannah, Ga., and Asheville, N.C. Others are working as managing editors, account executives, webmasters and production engineers with businesses and agencies across the nation. Still others have ventured onto stages and movie sets from Atlanta to Los Angeles, and some have used their skills to help others as teachers and speech pathologists.

Study Abroad Opportunities:

For detailed information on Lander's study abroad opportunities, visit the following pages: