The Communication and Visual Arts (CVA) department educates students in one of the most integral aspects of human behavior—the development and expression of ideas through various modalities. The department offers three degree paths including art, communication, and digital media arts, with opportunities for students to customize their concentrations.
UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS AND MINORS
As an Art major, students learn art practice and theory through hands-on studio courses while studying contemporary and historical artists, designers, and works. Studio courses include drawing, painting, photography, design, video arts, and much more. Art majors are guided through the process of developing a cohesive body of work that is presented to and critiqued by peers and faculty.
Communication majors strive to master verbal, written, and visual communication skills valued in multiple careers including public relations, journalism, marketing, advertising, sales, and business. Students develop the tools necessary to create messages for diverse audiences and critically analyze media messages.
DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS
Focused on visual communication and creative thinking, the Digital Media Arts major helps students learn and apply those skills across a variety of computer-assisted media. Students strive to master professional-level software used for graphic design, photography, video editing, and related fields.
Student Media Organizations
INTERNSHIPS AND OPPORTUNITIES
While I was doing my communication internship…I got to fully experiment with interviewing incredible people and using technology to encapsulate their stories.