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Experiential Learning

Students behind the camera in the NewsWaves studio

At Pepperdine we don't just talk about communication; we provide you an opportunity to practice what you're learning. Students from all majors are welcome to take part in experiential learning regardless of class standing.

In the Communication Division, students create their own shows (radio, television, and internet), movies and more in our CCB studios. Our journalists write, edit, and produce our award-winning, Graphic newspaper, Currents magazine, and NewsWaves32 broadcast. The Waves Effect designs and launches public relations campaigns for clients both on and off campus. Students also participate in international competition and mentor elementary school students through our debate program.

Experiential learning, often called "co-curricular programs," offer high impact learning opportunities where students gain practice in a particular area beyond the classroom. These experiences provide opportunities for students to experiment and innovate. 


 Contact Our Division

Communication Division
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4211
P:(310) 506-4211 | F:(310) 456-3083

Division Office Location: CCB 206

Sarah Stone Watt
Dean & Associate Professor of Communication

Lori Miller
Office Manager

Sara Fernandez
Technology Liaison

 Communication Division Minors

Our division offers a number of minors to compliment your major. Please explore the following:

 Certificate in Conflict Management

Our Undergraduate Certificate in Conflict Management (CCM) is a professional certification offered through the Communication Division of Seaver College and the Straus Institute of Pepperdine's Caruso School of Law. It is a one-year program beginning each Fall semester continuing through the Spring term.

Explore the program here

 Academic Catalog

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Communication Division