Department of Communication Arts
Welcome to the Department of Communication Arts
at Malone University
We offer the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts with concentrations in:
There's a place for you
As part of Malone University’s College of Theology, Arts & Sciences, the Department of Communication Arts provides big opportunities while being small enough to let you explore widely.
Communication has many facets – content, story, relationships, performance, production. Our integrated curriculum gives you a taste of communication in a range of settings, and it lets you delve deeply into areas of special interest.
Set in the larger context of a solid liberal arts education, the Communication Arts program provides a foundation for making sense of the world around and addressing it effectively. Our focus on the four values in our mission statement (truth, reconciliation, transformation and reflection) helps us remember our deep belief that the methods and the messages that we communicate are part of the Gospel of God. Our focus on these values means that we want our students to be effective communicators in ways that do good in the world.
Engage in your learning
You are likely to find yourself sitting in circles, involved in discussion, teaching and learning from peers, and engaging course content in a variety of different ways because we want to encourage you to find ways to engage your learning in a practical way. You'll find ways to explore simulated contexts, apply what you are learning, and integrate your emotions, intuitions, and collective efforts into your college experience. Professors are deeply involved in developing, directing and facilitating these opportunities, because we believe that you don’t just learn in your head.
Focus on "real life"
We believe that the real contexts of our co-curricular activities are central to your college education. Being involved with productions, performances and publications is a key thread in your learning. Classes build on these co-curricular experiences and the co-curricular build on your classes. You’ll work with real clients and connect with working professionals. You learn with your body, with your hands and with other people as you experience things together. Every Communication Arts major is required to have an internship and more class credit can be obtained while doing “real world” work. We work hard to make sure that our classes and our learning IS “real life.”
We, the Communication Arts Department, are committed to the development of communicators rooted in communities, acting as agents of truth, reflection, transformation, and reconciliation in a way that celebrates God’s grace and faithfulness.