Communication & Media Arts Program

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Department of Communication & Media Arts

Communication & Media Arts is a broad field that includes the study of human social behavior in a variety of related settings, as well as the convergence of multiple media production techniques. In addition to traditional communication theory, media writing, and broadcast/print production, the program also encompasses emerging electronic publishing media.

Students majoring in Communication & Media Arts select a broad concentration in the areas of Media Arts & Broadcasting or Advertising/Public Relations/Journalism.

Requirements are appropriate to each concentration and introductory courses span the discipline of Communication & Media Arts. Included are:

  • basic communication concepts
  • mass media (print, web, radio and television)
  • public relations
  • media ethics
  • law
  • photography
  • graphic design
  • digital media production


Students are encouraged to combine practical experiences with their college curriculum. All students have an opportunity to participate in the campus media. Those individuals who meet departmental guidelines may elect internships in newspaper, radio, graphics, web, video organizations and a variety of other professional settings.

The Communication & Media Arts program was developed for students who intend to have a career in the field or who desire a program that offers both a concentration in one professional area as well as a broad-based communication background.