Major in Communication Arts | BA in Communication Arts Degree Program
Communication arts focuses on the foundations of primary communication and how you can apply them to interpersonal communication, writing, public speaking, theatre and more. You’ll discover the best ways to communicate and develop content for a variety of fields using your acquired skills in both new and traditional media.
With a communication arts major, you’ll be equipped for a large number of careers – from journalism to marketing, business, public relations and sports information.
Study at Urbana U – A Great Choice for Communication Studies
By studying communication arts at Urbana, you’ll gain valuable experience and have the opportunity to be part of the college news team.
At Urbana, you get to choose the field experience that’s right for you and your future career, ranging from the online student newspaper to creating theatre programs, providing sports information support or being paired with a local organization for an internship that fits your career vision.
Gain Skills for Exciting Careers with a Communication Arts
On graduation day, you’ll feel confident – ready to take on the career of your dreams with the courses that have prepared you to be a well-rounded communicator.
Our graduates have found careers immediately following graduation in fields like marketing, advertising, sports information, recruiting, journalism, public relations and more. So what are you waiting for? Check out one of the most well-rounded and flexible bachelor’s degree programs Urbana has to offer.
Meet Dr. Sylvia Bryant | Communication Arts Faculty Spotlight
Dr. Sylvia Bryant not only teaches in the communication department, she used her expertise and passions to help create the program. Dr. Bryant is fascinated by reception theory studies and how content is received and acted on by different audiences. She also is interested in politics, photography and how communication has been effective throughout history.
- Knowledge of history and development of the mass media.
- Understanding and the ability to apply principles and processes of human interaction.
- Familiarity with major theorist and critical approaches in the communication arts.
- Relevant media, writing, and design skills using traditional and new media platforms.
- Well-developed research, critical thinking, analytical skills and ethical decision making.
- Ability to create or organize events, campaigns and projects in the communication world.
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