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Communication Arts

Tell your story

The best stories are told by people who are passionate about what they do. No matter what story you want to tell, the communication arts program at JCSU will teach you how to do it well so that others will want to listen.

What will I study as a communication arts major?

You鈥檒l begin with an introduction to mass communication and how organizations in the print, broadcast and online industries speak to their target audiences. Guest speakers and field trips to communications organizations will give you a behind-the-scenes look at how different forms of communication are presented to the public.

The ability to speak with various audiences is the key to a successful career. In our program, you鈥檒l learn how to effectively communicate to the various groups you鈥檒l encounter on the job. Equally as important is the ability to understand audio/video production and design. You鈥檒l receive hands-on practice with both in classes that teach you how to use the right equipment to tell a good story.

Whether you prefer to express your creativity through your writing or with video and sound, your education in the communication arts program will give you the maximum exposure to the communication industry with the knowledge and skills to move across careers in various industries.

Concentrations

鈥 Video Production
鈥 Graphic Design
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鈥 Audio Production
鈥 Public Relations

Where will I study communication arts?

We know that technology plays a huge role in today's communications. That's why our communications arts program offers modern technology in all areas of media that you might work with.

If you're interested in graphic design or publishing, our state-of-the-art Mac computer lab offers software programs that the professionals use. The latest audio and video programming equipment will prepare you for a job in broadcast journalism or radio.

No matter what field you enter after graduation, your diverse background in communications will ensure that employers see you as a valuable asset to their organization.

What will I learn outside the communication arts program?

JCSU is a private liberal arts university. What this means to you is that your education will broadly cover all areas of study. The diversity of your classes will help you look at 鈥渢he big picture鈥 in any career you choose.

  • Classes in听computer science听and听communicationarts听will give you a definite advantage in the job market and workplace.
  • Taking several听English听and听foreign language classes听will help you interact with a global community that is getting smaller each day.
  • By taking听math听and听science classes, you鈥檒l have a better understanding of the world around you.
  • Health听and听physical education听courses give you the knowledge to cope with everyday stress and lead a better, longer life.

Having a college education will give you the tools to succeed in life. Having a liberal arts education will give you the opportunity to take your success further.

People today are more connected than ever before, and they can get information from a variety of sources.

Our communication arts program will train you for a wide variety of successful careers across the diverse areas of communication. You鈥檒l have the ability to not only research and write exciting stories, but also the technical skills to have an advantage in an environment dominated by television and the internet.听

We prepare you for success beyond the classroom.

Your courses are kept up to date with help from JCSU鈥檚 Communication Arts Advisory Board. These professions work with our faculty to help shape the curriculum and mentor students like you. They come from all areas of communications and hold jobs such as:

  • Radio and TV station general managers
  • Editors
  • Publishers
  • Reporters
  • Public relations managers
  • Business owners

Personalized attention gives you the tools to succeed.

At JCSU, we take the time to make sure you learn the material. We also take the time to make sure you鈥檙e fully prepared to land a job after graduation.

Our communication arts program will help you write an eye-catching cover letter and resume. Faculty members will also work with you to build your portfolio and prepare for job interviews.

With individual attention and mentoring in and out of the classroom, you鈥檒l gain the knowledge you need to succeed in your career.

Your path to a successful career begins the minute you step on campus.

    Careers:

    Our communication arts majors have gotten jobs after graduation that include:

    • On-air talent for听CBS Radio
    • Production assistant for听
    • Reporter for听
    • Video producer for the听

    Students in our program have interned with major organizations as:

    • , a national program that places young journalists at newspapers
    • , a national program held by Georgetown University