The Communication Arts program at UIW uses a unique blend of theory-driven and experienced-based classes where students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary. Communication Arts offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and a Master of Arts (MA) as well as an accelerated bachelor’s to master’s degree program. With seemingly infinite career opportunities, graduates work as writers, producers, directors, editors, public relations specialists, videographers, filmmakers, broadcast journalists, advertising specialists, event planners, social media specialists, teachers, web specialists, bilingual journalists, convergent media specialists, among others. The goals of the program are to cultivate students’ imagination and creativity through mastery of technical skills needed to become effective professionals in the field of communications; to create an environment fostering the exploration of diverse perspectives and encourages students to use their skills and resources to serve their community and society, so that they are prepared to participate confidently, ethically, and competently as concerned and enlightened citizens.
Communication Arts combines theory and hands-on classes working towards a bachelor’s degree in one of three concentrations: Media Studies, Multimedia (select a track to pursue: Production, Journalism, or Creative Publishing), and Strategic and Corporate Communication. The program also offers a master’s degree. 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.
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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.
Dr. Trey Guinn | Associate Professor & Program Director
Dr. Raymond Blanton | Assistant Professor
Dr. Darlene Carbajal | Assistant Professor
Dr. Dora Fitzgerald | Associate Professor
Dr. Hsin-I (Steve) Liu | Professor
Michael Mercer | Senior Instructor
Theresa Coronado | Instructor/Advisor
Dr. Zazil Reyes García | Associate Professor
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University of the Incarnate Word
Attn: Communication Arts
4301 Broadway St., CPO #403
San Antonio, TX 78209
Phone #: (210) 283-5044
Broadway Campus: University of the Incarnate Word, 4301 Broadway Street, San Antonio, TX 78209
2nd Floor of the Columkille Administration Building, Room 280
Weekdays: Monday – Friday
Hours: 7:30AM – 3:30 PM