Degrees and Programs

Communication Arts
Communication Arts

Why study communication arts at Benedictine?

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts is a liberal arts degree designed to prepare you to enjoy a career in the media industry. You will study theory, writing, and print and electronic media, ultimately achieving the well-rounded experience that is necessary for today’s workforce. Our approach is rooted in the liberal arts tradition.

What does a degree in Communication Arts at Benedictine offer?

Upon graduation from Benedictine University at Mesa with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts, you will have developed the required knowledge and skills necessary to enter the workforce.

What careers are available with a communication arts degree?

  • Advertising
  • Book and manuscript editing
  • Broadcasting/cable television
  • Computer graphic design
  • Desktop publishing
  • Freelance writing
  • Journalism
  • Magazine editing, layout and design
  • Magazine writing
  • Newsletter production
  • Newspaper editing and reporting
  • Public relations
  • Publications editing
  • Publishing
  • Script writing
  • Television/video production and direction
  • Web page design and multimedia

How does the program work?

You will have experience in:

  • Broadcasting
  • Editing
  • Layout and design
  • Multimedia
  • Newswriting
  • Photography
  • Production
  • Publishing

You will be able to:

  • Produce a feature story for a magazine
  • Produce a newsletter or brochure using InDesign
  • Produce a news story for a newspaper or journal
  • Produce a television commercial
  • Produce an interactive web project
  • Conduct an on-camera interview

You will leave Benedictine with a professional portfolio and knowledge and insight in every aspect of the media industry. Within your portfolio, you will have gained both work and academic experience to help you develop a professional resume. A portfolio will give you an added advantage in the workforce.

Laurelann Porter, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Communication Arts
B.F.A., Independent Theatre Studies, 1993, Boston University
M.F.A., Creative Writing/Playwriting, 2003, Arizona State University
Ph.D., Theatre and Performance of the Americas, 2015, Arizona State University

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