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Communication Arts

Communication is critical to a thriving society. As you develop this vital skill, you’ll explore how communication shapes our world—and our future. The communication arts major at Gordon stands at the intersection of creativity, strategy and vision, offering a robust platform for diverse careers. You’ll develop savvy in public speaking, writing and critical thinking, and will graduate confident in your ability to generate new ideas, offer creative solutions and convey compelling stories.



What can you do with a communication arts degree?

A degree in communication arts equips you with diverse skills that are applicable to a range of careers. This degree prepares you for fields that require strong communication, critical thinking, and creativity.

Here are some potential career paths:

  • Public Relations
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Jounralism
  • Social Media Management
  • Human Resources
  • Film
  • Event Planning

Experiential learning in communication arts

All communication arts majors complete at least one internship. You may land one at places like Walden Media, In the Car, Peabody Essex Museum or Trevi Communications, to name a few. As a senior, you’ll be part of the Communication Arts Senior Exhibition (CASE)—an opportunity to showcase your skills in front of a public audience.

Outside of the communication arts requirements, students often get involved in a number of on-campus opportunities to expand their experience, including:

  • The Tartan: Gordon’s own student newspaper(in print and online)
  • Princemere: a collection of exceptional student work, selected through faculty nominations
  • The Idiom: a creative bi-annual student publication
  • Vox Populi: a literary journal featuring photography and creative nonfiction
  • Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership: equips students to initiate new and noble ventures
  • Office of College Communications and Marketing: home of the College blog, The Bell, and official social media channels
  • Campus Events Council: brings students together with creative events

Global Opportunities

Broaden your communications perspectives and experience through short-term and semester-long programs.


For more information, contact:

Dr. Christine Gardner
Chair, Department of Communication Arts, Theatre, and Art

P 978 867 4397

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