Communication Arts

Communication drives our world

Built upon the framework of the five most sought after employment skills in both for profit and nonprofit arenas, Malone's Communication Arts program will allow you to master a skill set focused on effective speaking, strong and clear writing, teamwork and collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving, and work ethic and professionalism.


Communication Studies

Understand core communication concepts and theories about conflict, gender, interpersonal relationships, intercultural and organizational communication - then apply them in a wide variety of contexts and vocations

Public Relations

Prepare for positions in fundraising, promotion, event planning, advertising, marketing, community affairs, and many more diverse fields as you connect with real clients using knowledge from the classroom.

Theatre, Film, and Media Communication

This concentration allows you to blend storytelling in all of its forms, critical analysis, and practical skills together as you work with other students to produce meaningful theatre productions, films, web pages, and more.

Alumni Profile

Karli Kadlecek

Communication Arts ’16

Karli credits her four internships and volunteering for various events with helping her figure out what she wanted – and didn’t want – in a career.

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.

  • Open Frame Student Film Festival
  • 24 Hour Theatre
  • Theatre: 10 Minute Play Festival
  • Chancel Players
  • Study off-campus with one of the Best Semester programs in Washington DC, Los Angeles, Nashville, Oxford, Uganda, Australia, Costa Rica, Northern Ireland, or the Middle East

View Course Curriculum

The Communication Arts curriculum consists of 27 credit hours, then 18-21 credit hours in your concentration.  Each course is listed (and described) in the official Academic Catalog

catalog buttonsOnce in the catalog, you can use the buttons (pictured left) located at the upper right of the page to plan your courses, save courses to your own personalized catalog, print them, and more! 

Communication Arts minor

Add a Communication Arts minor by taking 18 course hours:

One Theory course from Among:

  • Communication Theory
  • Theory and Practice of Groups
  • Persuasion
  • Approaches to Communication Research 

One Oral Performance Course from among: 

  • Public Speaking
  • Acting Fundamentals
  • Acting Skills

Any four Communication Courses Not Taken Above 

Official Minor requirements