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.


To pursue what you love or to get a real job? At Malone, you can do both! With a Theatre concentration, you can pursue your heart’s desire, and as a Communication Arts major, you can apply your very marketable theatrical skills to a multitude of career choices.


The Film Concentration is a combination of critical analysis, storytelling, and working together on productions with a team toward a final goal. It’s an experience that transforms students into better people and translates into many different careers.

Media Communication

Media Communications emphasizes production that is attuned to convergent modes of storytelling and distribution, using industry standard technologies in a newly remodeled Student Media Center.

Alumni Profile

Karlie 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
  • Broadcast Club
  • Chancel Players
  • Malone Comedy (improv sketches)
  • Study off-campus with one of the Best Semester programs in Washington DC, Los Angeles, Nashville, China, India, Oxford, Uganda, Australia, Latin America, or the Middle East

View Course Curriculum

The Communication Arts curriculum consists of 27 core courses, then 18-21 courses 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

Students who are majoring in another program may choose to take a Communication Arts minor in addition to their primary course of study. A minor normally consists of a minimum of 15 semester hours, six of which must be taken at the 300/400 level. Each academic school or department must approve the student and curriculum to be used in the completion of each minor for the Office of the Registrar to verify at the point of graduation.

Minor requirements