We live in the age of electronic media. Social media, videoservices, podcasts, 24-hour news channels, and a myriad of instantupdate services both online and on your phone now form the world ofinformation sharing.
But unless we can trust the people who choose which informationis sent our way, we cannot be sure we are getting the informationwe really need. That's where you come in; that's why CommunicationArts Degree programs are in such high demand.
As a Communication Arts major at Franciscan University, you willlearn how to be part of the global information and entertainmentindustry. You'll learn about the mass and social media in boththeory and practice.
The Communication Arts Bachelor's Degree Program has fourconcentrations that allow you to focus your studies. Concentrationsinclude traditional journalism, radio and television broadcasting,multimedia, and Web design.
Students in each concentration can expect to take a variety ofspecializedcourses. Journalism students will take courses in publicationdesign and management as well as news reporting and editing. Thosein the multimedia program will take several digitally focusedcourses in the areas of interactive media, post production, specialeffects and more. Our radio and television broadcasting studentstake courses in both radio and TV script writing as well as TV andradio production. Of course, tech-savvy Web design students will beexposed to the areas of graphic design and Internet communication.Note that no matter the concentration area, each Communication Artsstudent will be required to prepare a well-reasoned thesis duringtheir senior year.
Throughout your time at Franciscan, you'll learn about the manyways that our culture produces and processes information and how toeffectively convey stories, news, and messages. You'll learn howthe Catholic Church understands the role of the media in the NewEvangelization and discover new ways you can use the power of boththe written and spoken word to transform the Church and ourculture.
While enrolled as a student, you'll be able to write for the Troubadour, ourcampus newspaper, or get on-air for our campus radio station, 88.3 WFRScc Franciscan EdgeRadio. Students also assist in the production of FranciscanUniversity Presents, a monthly television program aired onEWTN; Franciscan University Connections, a radio programthat airs internationally; as well as a variety of other televisionshows produced in our on-campus studio.
However you focus your studies at Franciscan, you will not onlyreceive your Communication Arts Bachelor's Degree, but will also beequipped with the knowledge, experience, and skill needed tosucceed in the communications field. You will also have a clearunderstanding of how your work as a communicator can serve theChurch and culture.
For more information about the Communication Arts major, contactthe Admissions Office or reach out to the faculty members listedbelow.
Elementary Foreign Language or Elective
Digital Comp. & Special Effects
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