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Communication Arts majors explore the several ways we communicate, through our words, actions, and technologies. This study involves taking a closer look at the variety of communication practices we use today – in radio, television, public relations, and the internet – and the complex relationships between the medium and the message.

Communication Arts at STAC
At St. Thomas Aquinas College, students can major in Communication Arts with a Specialization in Journalism or in a General Course of Study in Communication Arts. Both majors are designed to offer students a theoretical and a practical mix of course work related to human expression, and both majors prepare students for work in the business of broadcasting as well as for graduate study. All Communication Arts majors are able to take courses in five areas of communication: speech, journalism, film, video, and radio.  

Exciting internship opportunities are available to majors in their junior or senior years with professional broadcasting companies, public relations firms, newspapers, and magazines. Being located within 20 miles of the Number One broadcasting market in the world offers Communication Arts majors exceptional opportunities to work with the best in the business.  Students gain hands-on experience both inside and outside of the classroom in courses such as Broadcast Announcing, Introduction to Mass Media, TV Studio Production, and Communication Skills in Business, and can apply these skills in our new state-of-the-art HDTV Studio or at WSTK, the college’s radio station

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Career areas in the field of communication arts include: business, public relations and advertising, media, nonprofit, law, government, and education. For more information about what you can do with this major, visit our Career Services website. 

Major Requirements

Course Descriptions

Communication Arts Minor

Journalism Minor

Public Relations Minor

Social Media Minor

Faculty-Communication Arts
Dr. L. John Durney, Professor of Communications
Dr. Barbara Ward Klein, Professor of Communications
William Prior, Associate Professor of Communication Arts
Elaine Winship, Visiting Instructor of Communication Arts



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