Technical and Professional Communication

The Technical and Professional Communication (TPC) major at Montreat College equips students to be expert communicators and project managers.

The program both draws on and complements English, communication, and experience design as well as other programs at Montreat, offering students the opportunity to pair it with a second major or minor for content specialization.

TPC graduates excel in creating instructions, visuals, and documentation across various professional fields.


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Create stunning digital, print, and audiovisual media using professional design strategies.

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Learn project management skills for workplace collaboration and success.

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Craft a professional portfolio in a variety of fields.

Sample Courses

COMM 3349: Graphic Design & Adobe Creative Suite

An introduction to the fundamental principles of design and Adobe Creative Suite software. Students learn about design thinking, typography, color theory, layout, and image manipulation techniques using Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Through hands-on projects and assignments, they develop skill in creating designs for print and digital media, including flyers, brochures, logos, and websites. Lectures and exercises provide students with a solid foundation in visual literacy and software proficiency.

ENGL 3801: Technical Communication and Project Management

An immersive experience in learning and practicing technical communication across media types and audience expectations. Students will learn traditional and current strategies to manage projects, especially in collaboration.

ENGL 4201: Interactive Narratives

Students will study a variety of interactive narratives, including choose-your-own-adventure stories, video games, advertisements, film, and tabletop role playing games. Emphasis will be placed on the rhetoric, communication, media, and theories associated with interactive narratives. Learning characteristics of interactive narratives, students will develop their own interactive narrative concepts in the course.

Career Opportunities

  • Technical Writer
  • Content Strategist
  • Instructional Designer
  • Brand Writer
  • UX Writer
  • Communications Specialist
  • Marketing Copywriter
  • Information Architect
  • Social Media Manager
  • Proposal Writer
  • Technical Editor
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Documentation Manager
  • Visual Information Specialist


Ashley Lippard

Ashley Lippard
Assistant Professor of Visual Communication and Design
Studies in Communication and the Arts
Faculty of Christianity, Culture, and Human Expression

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Dr. Joseph Martin
Professor of Communication
Studies in Communication and the Arts
Director, Faculty of Christianity, Culture, and Human Expression

Zachary Rhone

Dr. Zachary Rhone
Assistant Professor of English
Studies in History, Language, and Literature
Faculty of Christianity, Culture, and Human Expression
Chair of the Department of History, Language, and Literature
Director of the Writing Program (Writing Scholar Mentor Program and the Writing Center)

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