If you're looking for a career in communication, the Department of Communication Arts will empower you with the knowledge and skills needed to become successful. Our departmental philosophy is simple: The teaching and training of students is our central mission.
You will be actively engaged in the subject matter of your choosing, studying theory and time-tested strategies and applying them in professional contexts. You might write news stories, design advertisements or create public relations strategies. You might shoot and edit video, write screenplays or make persuasive presentations and speeches. You will learn how to lead. And you'll have opportunity through internships and intensive, project-oriented classes to apply all of this in real-world settings.
Our department goes beyond textbooks and practical applications. We are committed to preparing students to successfully meet the world, not only as communication practitioners, but as citizens as well. So we encourage creativity, foster critical thinking and stress the importance of civic engagement. We emphasize integrity and honesty, accuracy and fairness. We offer support and guidance as you hone your communication skills. And we challenge you to excel beyond your own expectations.
The following are just some of the career tracks available in each of the undergraduate specializations of study our department offers. See if you find one that intrigues you.
Learn how to build stimulating ads for products and services in a highly competitive world. We offer a professional learning environment that fuels creativity and innovation.
Learn how to write, record and edit news reports for print and broadcastmedia in the fast-paced, dynamic world of journalism. We offer an exacting academic path that blends the craft of journalism with art and inspiration
Learn the knowledge and skills needed to communicate effectively and build relationships as a leader in management, human resources, campaigns and media relations. We offer an engaging curriculum to develop strategies in relating to audiences in the public sphere.
Learn how to be an effective communication specialist in education, health, government, corporations, entertainment, sports or travel. We offer an ethically sound program on how to communicate clearly, build relationships and shape organizations.
Learn how to succeed in the art and craft of television, radio and film management and production. We offer a hands-on, personal learning experience that balances demanding and disciplined activities with one-on-one instruction.
In addition, the department offers a Minor in Communication and a Leadership Certificate (note: Majors in the Department of Communication Arts can earn the Leadership Certificate, but must complete a minor outside the department).