Our Mission

Department of Communication Arts Mission Statement:

The mission of the Communication Arts department is to prepare students to become critical thinkers and effective communicators. We combine the theoretical foundations and practical applications of human communication, engaging students with a wide range of experiences in visual studies and production, speech, and theatre. This integrated curriculum prepares students for post-graduate study or professional careers. In addition, we encourage them to understand and embrace the complexity of the world and adapt creatively to inevitable changes throughout their lives.


Program Learning Objectives
  1. Apply communication theories to interpret oral, visual, written, and electronically mediated texts. (Communication Theory)

  2. Analyze visual images using discipline-specific terminologies. (Visual Studies)

  3. Communicate effectively both verbally and nonverbally. (Performance Competence)

  4. Communicate effectively in writing to inform, instruct, entertain, or persuade. (Writing Competence)

  5. Create and produce visual messages using fundamentals of design and aesthetics. (Visual Production)