Communicating Arts

Communicating Arts

TYPE: Major/Minor
DEPARTMENT: Communicating Arts Department

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

General Description

Why are some interactions successful while others just fall flat? What do the media and our individual cultures teach us about gender, ethnicity, ourselves and our personal and professional relationships?

Learn to understand and be understood.

The Communicating Arts Major is also available online through UW-Superior's Online Learning program.

Program Outcomes

Through a Major in Communicating Arts at UW-Superior, you will:

  • Build a practical portfolio.
  • Study a range of intriguing questions to become an effective communicator.
  • 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 Major in Communicating Arts prepares you for a successful career in many fields and professions, such as a:

  • Diplomatic host
  • Legislative assistant
  • Arts administrator
  • College recruiter
  • Non-profit 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 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).
  • Study at other institutions may qualify as credit toward the Communicating Arts degree.
  • You can earn possible credit for life learning and work experience by testing or portfolio examination.


Brittney Kemi is ready to answer any questions you have about Communicating Arts.
Brittney Kemi


  • I can happily say that my time at UW-Superior has been marked by self-discovery, educational, and professional challenges that prepare me for life after graduation. By being awarded scholarship support I can continue to prepare for the next chapter in my life. Read more.
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  • Class of: 2017
    I got to get to know myself better by contributing my time and my energy to this campus and by being a part of this community” Read more.

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