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
21
CRS Speakers Tour Thomas Awiapo
Mesa Branch Campus
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Event Details

CRS Speakers Tour Thomas Awiapo

Date: February 21

Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Campus: Mesa

Location: BenU Mesa

Contact: Rob Curtis    (480) 878-6720    rcurtis@ben.edu

Event Description:

BenU Mesa will be hosting Thomas Awiapo, a Ghanan native and recipient of assistance from Catholic Relief Services. Mr. Awiapo was orphaned at an early age, and it was through Catholic Relief Services that he was given a hand up out of poverty. He is now a speaker sharing his story with anyone who will listen. 

This event is sponsored by the Diocese of Phoenix and Catholic Relief Services.

Feb
21
Adult Undergraduate Information Session - Arizona
Mesa Branch Campus
12:00 PM
Event Details

Adult Undergraduate Information Session - Arizona

Date: February 21

Time: 12:00 PM

Campus: Mesa,Region - Arizona

Location: Online - RSVP for Instructions

Contact: Amy Drew    630-829-6375    adrew@ben.edu

Feb
22
Freshmen Fridays
Mesa Branch Campus
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Event Details

Freshmen Fridays

Date: February 22

Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Campus: Mesa

Location: Gillett Hall

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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Mar
1
Freshman Fridays
Mesa Branch Campus
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Event Details

Freshman Fridays

Date: March 01

Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Campus: Mesa

Location: Gillett Hall

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

Click here to schedule your visit!

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