Department of Communication and Visual Arts

The Department of Communication and Visual Arts offers a wide range of exciting opportunities to assist students in reaching their career, intellectual and personal goals. The General Program in Communication offers students liberal arts coursework as a supporting program for careers in communication, including but not limited to communication training and development, broadcasting, and public relations. Students must choose one of the following areas of emphasis: Speech Communication, Professional Communication or Media Studies. A unique opportunity to pursue argumentation and advocacy on our successful speech and debate team completes the Communication offerings. Studio Art, Visual Communication, Art Education and Art History are the general programs of study in the Visual Arts. Studio Art concentrations include painting/drawing, photography, or Three-Dimensional art (ceramics/sculpture). Visual Communication includes three concentrations in either graphic design, photography or interaction art. Both Communication and Visual Arts offer minors and honors study.

Communication and Visual Arts programs offer students a level of personal attention that enhances the learning process. A high degree of hands-on experience and opportunities for internships also exist within the department. The department has numerous studio spaces, including ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture. In addition, the department has highly specialized facilities for graphics design, photography (darkroom), and audio/video production.