Career Opportunities for the Major in Communication Arts

Division of Arts & Letters
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You don't take a photograph, you make it.

--Ansel Adams

Why study communication arts at Benedictine?
The Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts is designed to prepare you for a career in the media industry. You will spend four years taking courses in theory, writing, and print and electronic media, ultimately achieving the well-rounded experience that is necessary for today's work force. Our approach is rooted in the liberal arts tradition.

What does a degree in communication arts at Benedictine offer?
Upon graduation from Benedictine with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts, you will have developed the required knowledge and skills necessary to enter the work force. Internship opportunities are available throughout the community as well as exclusively with Quiddity International Literary Journal and Public-radio Program.

What careers are available with a communication arts degree?
The following are among the career choices of our recent graduates in communication arts:

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

How does the program work?
You will have a professional portfolio and will leave Benedictine with 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 work force.

You will have experience in the following:
  • Advertising
  • Broadcasting
  • Editing
  • Layout and design
  • Multimedia
  • Newswriting
  • Production
  • Publishing  
You will be able to accomplish the following:
  • Understand the effect of the internet on mass media
  • Use social media as an effective communication tool
  • Acquire and edit video/audio for broadcast and the web
  • Write a feature story for a magazine
  • Create a newsletter or brochure
  • Develop a news story for a newspaper or journal
  • Produce interactive Web content
  • Conduct an on-camera interview