Communicating Arts - Communication

TYPE: Concentration of Communicating Arts
DEPARTMENT: Communicating Arts Department

LOCATION: On-Campus/Online
4-YEAR PATHWAY SAMPLE: Graduate in 4 Years

General Description

Explore how communication powerfully shapes our everyday personal and professional lives, including how we form and negotiate relationships in groups, communities and cultures.

Grasp the intricacies of communicating within and between groups, cultures, genders and individuals.

Use research methods to understand the complex ways communication shapes our lives and examine the interconnected relationship between theory and method.

A balance of theory and practice, a communication concentration within a communicating arts major at UW-Superior will provide you with opportunities to complete internships within the community and an individualized senior capstone experience.

The Communication Minor is also available online through UW-Superior's Distance Learning Center.

Program Outcomes

Through a concentration or minor in communication at UW-Superior, you will:

  • Build a practical portfolio.
  • Be prepared to participate creatively and analytically in our ever-changing world.
  • Gain theoretical perspective and applied frameworks for interpersonal communication skills, relevant to virtually any profession.
  • Understand the range of consequences and uses for communication methods and styles.

Career Opportunities

A Communication Concentration or Minor will open doors to many different professional career options in media, theatre, education, the non-profit sector and private business.

Find your niche as a:

  • Diplomatic host
  • Legislative assistant
  • Arts administrator
  • College recruiter
  • Nonprofit organization director
  • Health services manager
  • Theatre technical director
  • Newspaper reporter or editor
  • Public relations specialist
  • Student activities director

Did You Know?

  • You can gain experience through a variety of campus organizations such as the Yellowjacket Activities Crew, University Advancement and the Stinger student newspaper
  • Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center houses two theatres, a scene workshop, a television studio and media lab and studios for the Wisconsin Public Radio station (KUWS 91.3).
  • Class of: 2014
    It was rewarding to put my experience from being a student employee and taking what I have learned in the classroom and putting that into action. Read more.
  • Class of: 2017
    “I love people, and I love talking to people, so I didn’t want to go to a big university. I Googled ‘affordable, good university,’ and UW-Superior was one of the top searches.” Read more.
  • First Year at UWS: 2010
    I've taken advantage of a lot of opportunities to grow as an intellectual and an academic. Read more.

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