Expertise in communication is essential for a career in media. The Communication Arts Program enables students to build on their talents as they explore the role of advertising, computer graphics, broadcast and print media, film, and public relations in today’s society. As communication skills are important in developing successful professionals, so is an understanding of the information technologies that have changed the delivery of programming, the way we conduct business and interact in the workplace.

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Whatever their interests, students select courses through individual faculty-student conferences during advisement. These sessions are tailored to meet student needs in preparing for a media career. The Communication Arts Program prepares students to meet professional challenges in three ways:

Hands-on experience in courses such as video production and computer graphics. Students complete workshops in an area of choice, such as designing creative advertising or public relations campaigns, preparing radio and television programs or writing newspaper and magazine articles. See some of the work our students are producing.

Direct access to communications technologies in the television studio, computer graphics and desktop publishing lab and photography studio. Small classes ensure expertise in using the technology.

Internships and cooperatives education offer a unique opportunity to gain experience alongside communications professionals. Interns receive college credits for bringing their talent to internship sites that include Walt Disney, MTV, CNN, NBC, Madison Avenue advertising agencies, and public relations firms. Learn more about internships, meet our students and get to know some of our distinguished alumnae.