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.
At many schools, you’ll find communications tucked into the business department. Not Gordon. Here, communication arts is housed in our Fine Arts Division—and that’s important. We value the art of visual storytelling—the act of living a story, not just telling one. This means you’ll gain experience working with a range of mediums, including print, digital and film. You’ll complete at least one internship and have the option to follow one of four pathways (or create your own) to meet your goals:
Every employer values an excellent communicator. A major in communication arts opens the doors to a wide variety of careers. Our students are prepared for graduate and professional programs, for the workplace, and for intentional, effective communication in all areas of life, including:
HEAR FROM A GRAD
Communication Artist, KDMedia LLC
Founder, Stockpot Broth Co.
“As a communication arts major I learned to think critically—whether assisting with a film production, giving a speech, writing an article or delving into the complicated vernacular of communication theory.”
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GO THE EXTRA MILE
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:
Broaden your communications perspectives and experience through short-term and semester-long programs.
This program works well with any double major or minor, and will be tailored to achieve your particular career goals. Common pairs include business administration, theatre arts, art, English language and literature, and recreation, sport and wellness.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Christine Gardner
Communication Arts Chair