- Faculty and Staff
- Communicating Arts Degree Program
- Communicating Arts Major - Communication Concentration Requirements
- Communicating Arts Major - Media concentration
- Communication Minor Requirements
- Media Minor Requirements
- Journalism Minor Requirements
- Theatre Major
- Theatre Minor
- Student Learning Outcomes
Beth Austin, Senior Lecturer- Distance Learning: Media
Keith Berry, Associate Professor - Communication
Martha J. Einerson, Professor - Communication
Cathy A. Fank, Associate Professor - Theatre
Tara M. Kachgal, Assistant Professor - Media
Ephraim Nikoi, Assistant Professor - Communication
Brent Notbohm, Associate Professor - Media
Thomas Notton, Senior Lecturer - Media
Mark Spitzer, Assistant Professor - Theatre
Scott Smith, Senior Lecturer - Distance Learning: Communication
Sue Wedan, Senior Lecturer - Theatre
Professional Contributing Academic Staff
Mike Simonson, News Director, KUWS Radio - Broadcast Journalism
Communicating Arts: Bachelor of Arts OR Bachelor of Science
Note: Production, rehearsal or laboratory work is required in many courses in this department. (A maximum of six semester credits of practica/independent study may be applied toward the requirements for any B.A. or B.S. major) Additional practica/independent study credits may be elected and applied toward graduation but do not count toward the major.
No students may take Communicating Arts 110 on a pass-fail basis.
Communication Program Description
The Communication concentration allows students to explore how social interaction powerfully shapes our everyday personal and professional lives, including how we form and negotiate relationships in groups, communities, and cultures. Coursework offers a complex contemporary understanding of communication as it occurs by diverse communicators. Students prepare themselves to participate creatively and analytically in our ever-changing world.
33 total credits
Communicating Arts core courses (12 credits required):
Capstone Statement: Courses available to be paired with COMM 491 for identification as capstone experience with consent of advisor (minimum 3 credits) include:
Theatre Electives (3 credits required):
Media Electives (3 credits required):
Communicating Arts Electives (15 credits required):
The Media Concentration is divided into four distinct tracks, each offering students an opportunity to explore, analyze, and practice in a specific area of media communication. Coursework blends theories, technologies, and techniques that facilitate student's development as media makers and critics within the powerful and complex media field.
21 total credits
Required Communication courses (12 Credits):
Communication Electives (9 credits required):
21 total credits
An applied and critical approach to the art, theory and practice of media, and its cultural influence on society.
Required Media courses (6 credits required):
Applied Media Electives (3 credits required):
Media Studies Electives (3 credits required):
Media Electives (9 credits required):
Any COMM courses listed in the Media Concentration.
At least 12 total credits for the Media Minor must be in courses numbered 300 and above.
22 total credits
Required Media courses (16 credits required):
Journalism Electives (6 credits required):
Any courses listed in the Journalism Track of the Media Concentration.
COMM 191 - Taken with KUWS or The Stinger
Students interested in the Theatre major should see the entry for Theatre in this portion of the catalog.
Students interested in the Theatre minor should see the entry for Theatre in this portion of the catalog.
- Producing creative, innovative work
- Clearly articulate and reflect on learning process in writing
- Ability to negotiate social interactions and collaborations required during project