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.

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Upcoming Events

Feb
23
Freshman Fridays
Mesa Branch Campus
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Event Details

Freshman Fridays

Date: February 23

Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Campus: Mesa

Location: Benedictine University Mesa

Contact: Alan Daniels    (602) 888-5504    adaniels@ben.edu

Event Description:

Experience BenU Mesa First-Hand.

Chat with a faculty member for your major. Get a financial aid assessment tailored to your needs. Meet other students. Check out beautiful downtown Mesa. 

Every Friday, we make time to meet with students like you who are preparing for their college experience. Schedule your visit today and find out more about what makes BenU Mesa a place where you can grow as a person while you prepare to lead in your career.

What to expect during your visit:

  • A campus tour given by one of our current students
  • The opportunity to meet the faculty and Student Life staff who help to make the BenU Mesa experience unique
  • An individual meeting with your Admissions Counselor to discuss your goals and plans, including:
    • Your college major and developing your future career
    • Financial aid and scholarships available to you
    • Student activities and athletics to pursue your interests
    • Campus ministry and service work at BenU Mesa

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Feb
24-9
Masters of Tomorrow Exhibition
Mesa Branch Campus
Event Details

Masters of Tomorrow Exhibition

Date: February 24

Time: All Day

Campus: Mesa

Location: Benedictine University Mesa

Contact: Michael Tole    (480) 878-6708    mtole@ben.edu

Event Description:

Purpose

  • To give young Arizona artists an opportunity to exhibit their artwork to the public.
  • To help make a college education affordable for young Arizona artists.

Why Apply?

  • Exhibit your artwork in a selective professionally juried show.
  • Win a scholarship to Benedictine University Mesa.
  • Gain prestige by having you work added to the permanent collection of a major university museum.

Three jurors will select a maximum of 100 works for the Masters of Tomorrow Exhibition at Benedictine University Mesa. From those 100 finalists, jurors will then select the prize winners.

Eligibility

All high school and community college students who currently reside in Arizona.

Categories

  • High School -- Fine Art & Graphic Design
  • Community College -- Fine Art & Graphic Design

Specifications

Each student may submit up to three original works of art in any media. Specify art or design.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: Midnight, Feb. 3, 2018
  • Finalists Announced: Feb. 9, 2018
  • Deliver Artwork: Feb. 16-17, 2018
  • Opening Reception: 3-5pm, Feb. 24, 2018
  • Exhibition: Feb. 24 - March 9, 2018
  • Pick-Up Artwork: 8-5pm, March 9-10

Awards

Best Fine Art Work: 50% tuition scholarship to Benedictine University Mesa.

Best Graphic Design Work: 50% tuition scholarship to Benedictine University Mesa.

2nd Prize, High School: $500 cash prize, and artwork will be accepted into the permanent collection of the Benedictine University Art Museum.

2nd Prize, Community College: $500 cash prize, and artwork will be accepted into the permanent collection of the Benedictine University Art Museum.

Feb
25
Last day to withdraw from Online Session 3 classes
Mesa Branch Campus
Event Details

Last day to withdraw from Online Session 3 classes

Date: February 25

Time: All Day

Campus: Mesa

Mar
1
Summer 2018 and late Summer 2018 interim registration begins
Mesa Branch Campus
Event Details

Summer 2018 and late Summer 2018 interim registration begins

Date: March 01

Time: All Day

Campus: Mesa

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