Union University

Department of Communication Arts

Department of Communication Arts

Students majoring in communication arts will, in their area of concentration, understand the theories, principles, and history of communicating arts; demonstrate competency in written, oral, and visual communication skills; and demonstrate knowledge of the impact on society. READ MORE

The Communication Arts Department offers a wide range of courses designed to meet the complex and significant theoretical and communication skill requirements in its respective professional fields.

The Department is affiliated with several organizations and programs that enhance student learning: the Los Angeles Film Studies Center, American Studies Program, Washington Journalism Center, the Southwestern Photojournalism Conference, the Southeastern Photojournalism Conference, the International Public Debate Association, the Public Relations Student Society of America, the Radio-Television News Directors Association, the International Digital Media and Arts Association, the Tennessee Theatre Arts Conference and the Southeastern Theatre Conference. Faculty encourage participation in regional and national conferences.

Communication Arts majors are not allowed to double major or double minor within the department. Non-Communication Arts majors may double minor in the department except in the areas of Journalism, Public Relations, and Broadcast Journalism.

Faculty

Instructional Staff

Programs of Study

Please see the Academic Catalogue descriptions for more details and a listing of minors.

Student Organizations

The Communication Arts Department sponsors several student organizations designed to promote achievement within the field of communication arts. Majors and minors are extremely encouraged to become involved in organizations of his or her choice.

Past News

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3/24/15 - Timothy Simpson, senior media communications major, received ten awards for his long form film
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Timothy Simpson, senior media communications major, received ten awards for his long form film "The Fall" at the 2015 Student Film Festival. Eddie Echeverria, sophomore political science major, and Sam Jones, sophomore broadcast journalism major, hosted the show. - Amanda Rohde

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3/24/15 - Dominique Willingham, senior broadcast journalism major, accepts an award for Best Male Dramatic Performance at the 2015 Student Film Festival. - Amanda Rohde
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Dominique Willingham, senior broadcast journalism major, accepts an award for Best Male Dramatic Performance at the 2015 Student Film Festival. - Amanda Rohde

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3/24/15 - Eddie Echeverria, sophomore political science major, and Sam Jones, sophomore broadcast journalism major, host the awards show for the 2015 Student Film Festival. - Amanda Rohde
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Eddie Echeverria, sophomore political science major, and Sam Jones, sophomore broadcast journalism major, host the awards show for the 2015 Student Film Festival. - Amanda Rohde

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3/24/15 - Chris Blair, professor of communication arts and coordinator of DMS, introduces each film at the 2015 Student Film Festival. - Amanda Rohde
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Chris Blair, professor of communication arts and coordinator of DMS, introduces each film at the 2015 Student Film Festival. - Amanda Rohde

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Contact Information
Course Schedules
Undergraduate Catalogues (.pdf)
Undergraduate Areas of Study
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Communication Studies
  • Digital Media Communications
  • Digital Media Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Journalism
  • Photojournalism
  • Public Relations
  • Speech
  • Theatre
  • Theatre and Speech*

  • * Teacher Licensure Available
  • # This major is available also with Discipline-Specific Honors

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