Our students are active in a variety of activities that enable them to hone their communication skills, be exposed to various media and gain practical experience.
Internships and Practica
Practica and internships are an important adjunct to learning. These experiences are available both on and off campus in the areas of radio, television, public relations, journalism, organizational communication and forensics (speech and debate).
KPAC is the student-operated, carrier-current radio station on campus.
Supported by the sales of radio advertising, the station offers students experience in managing, programming, announcing, and sales of advertising time in a commercial radio environment.
Pacific Speech and Debate Team
For over seven decades, Pacific has competed with distinction in intercollegiate speech and debate. The Pacific teams are regulars in national championship competition and have compiled enviable records at both the regional and national levels.
The Communication Department offers forensics scholarships to students who have demonstrated a high level of performance proficiency and require financial assistance.
The Pacifican is a student-managed, independent weekly newspaper. This publication serves as a laboratory for those interested in pursuing careers in journalism.
The University of the Pacific boasts a chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America.
Serious public relations students meet monthly to hear professionals invited from San Francisco and other major market areas discuss contemporary public relations topics.
They also form teams to compete in national case-study competition. Pacific PRSSA teams have distinguished themselves over the years by placing in national competition.
PAC2 TV (Tiger TV)
Pacific's Channel 2 is a closed-circuit cable television station on campus that allows students to be involved in cable-casting campus news, campus sports and discussion of issues. Students can earn practicum units through their participation.
We are always looking for show ideas, producers, directors and videographers. You may be able to host your own weekly show, anchor campus news or deliver sports updates. Students also have the opportunity to be part of the management staff.
To apply, send Faculty Advisor Dr. Alan Ray an email letting him know of your interest, or stop by the PAC2 TV studio on South Campus!