Communication Arts combines theory and hands-on classes working towards a bachelor’s degree one of six concentrations: Bilingual Communication, Communication Studies, Convergent Media, Journalism, Media Studies and Media Production. The program also offers a master’s degree in three concentrations: Bilingual Communication, Convergent Media or Media Studies. The program seeks to cultivate a student’s imagination and creativity through mastery of the technical skills needed to become effective professionals, to create an environment that fosters the exploration of diverse perspectives and to encourage students to use skills and resources to serve society.
Dr. Trey Guinn | Program Director
Dr. Raymond Blanton | Assistant Professor
Dr. Darlene Carbajal | Assistant Professor
Dr. Dora Fitzgerald | Assistant Professor
Dr. Hsin-I (Steve) Liu | Professor
Michael Mercer | Senior Instructor
Theresa Coronado | Instructor/Advisor
Dr. Zazil Reyes García | Assistant Professor
Our program is a unique blend of theory-driven and experienced-based classes where students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in infinite career opportunities. Many of our students go on to work as writers, producers, directors, editors, public relations specialists, videographers, filmmakers, broadcast journalists, on-screen talent, event planners, social media specialists, teachers, web specialists, bilingual journalists, among others.
Qualifying students may participate in our unique Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s (ABM) program. This program enables completion of a combined undergraduate and graduate degree in less time – for most students completing both degrees takes 5 years. The ABM is an accelerated program that results in a lower cost as well as a time-savings for our students.
Students in our graduate program complete four core courses, as well as a sequence of elective courses that are designed around individual student’s intellectual and professional goals. As a culminating project, students opt to complete either a capstone project or master’s thesis. Our graduate students gain knowledge and skills to become professional communicators, enter the media industry, and some even go on to teach at the secondary or college level.