Department: Communicating Arts
Delivery Method: On-Campus, Online
Type: Major
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No matter where your path takes you, there’s one skill that’s essential to your success – communication. Effective communication is crucial in nearly every profession, occupation and career.

UW-Superior is a leader in the art and practice of communication, with a renowned Communicating Arts Department featuring opportunities to study communication in multiple forms, including theatre and digital filmmaking. Plus, our new cutting-edge multimedia journalism concentration will give you the skills and confidence to become a digital storyteller in nearly any industry. Benefit from state-of-the-art theatre and video production facilities and equipment. Wisconsin Public Radio affiliate KUWS is located on our campus, providing audio production and on-air opportunities, and the Promethean student newspaper offers real-life experience as well.

This major is offered in on campus and online formats. Minors in communication and multimedia journalism are offered both on campus and online. A minor in theatre is offered on campus only.

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Tell Your Own Story

Gain hands-on experience by directing a movie, creating digital media content or acting in a play.

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Faculty Mentors

Benefit from one-on-one mentorship from our world-class faculty.


What You’ll Learn

Choose from three concentrations to find the best fit for your academic and career goals:

  • Communication
  • Multimedia Journalism
  • Theatre and Digital Filmmaking

With a major in communicating arts at UW-Superior, you will:

  • Build a practical portfolio of original work.
  • Study a range of intriguing and relevant topics to become an effective communicator.
  • Become prepared to participate creatively and analytically in our ever-changing world.
  • Gain theoretical perspectives and apply interpersonal, global and cultural communication frameworks applicable in virtually any profession.
  • Discover your voice as an artist in theatre and digital filmmaking, as a digital storyteller in journalism and social media production, and as a communicator in a complex global society.

Program Outcomes/Career Opportunities

A degree in communicating arts opens the door to many different professional career opportunities. Media and communication jobs are projected to grow at a rate of 4 percent in the next 10 years (Bureau of Labor Statistics).

  • Theatre production and administration
  • Film, television and video production
  • Broadcast, print and online journalism
  • Teaching and education administration
  • Government and legislative affairs
  • Non-profit management and fundraising
  • Public relations and organizational communication
  • Social and new media creation for companies and organizations

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Applying to UW-Superior is easy and free for undergraduate students. Once your application is submitted, you’ll hear from us within just a few days. We’re here to help you every step of the way with any questions you may have, so why wait? Start your application today.  

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