Named one of The Princeton Review’s “Great Schools for Communication Majors,” SU’s Communication Arts (CMAT) Department is dedicated to providing you with first-hand experience in the ever-increasing global communications market.
Our students are trained in face-to-face communication, facilitating decision making and problem-solving in their personal and professional lives. Communication arts students achieve competency in any of several career fields related to communication, undertaking concentrated study in one of the
The department fosters students’ abilities to think reasonably and communicate intelligently and creatively. Through its radio and television productions, writing, sponsorship of forums, study abroad programs, practicums and internships, the Department of Communication Arts enriches the quality of community life.
Meet the Communication Arts Department faculty and staff.
Our Academic Programs
The Department of Communication Arts offers a program leading to the Bachelor of Arts in communication arts with tracks of study designed to provide students with a solid liberal arts foundation while preparing them for an eclectic variety of career opportunities.
Learn more about the programs offered by our department:
- Communication Arts major with tracks in:
- Human Communication Studies
- Media Production
- Media Studies
- Multimedia Journalism
- Public Relations and Strategic Communication
- Communication Arts minor
Benefits of a CMAT Education
Communication arts students acquire the knowledge and experience needed for decision-making and problem-solving in their personal and professional lives. Educational goals for students include:
- Becoming intellectually aware of the social significance of communication, developing the communication skills necessary for their roles, and being better able to acquire, use and communicate knowledge;
- Learning to recognize problems of communication and develop skills in solving them through critical examination;
- Achieving competency in any of several career fields related to communication;
- Undertaking concentrated study in one of the department's programs; and
- Experiencing through the study of intercultural communication, international media, organizational communication and public relations.
Careers in Communication Each of CMAT’s tracks uniquely prepares students for valuable careers and/or graduate study.
Student Information and Resources
- 4 Emmy Award-Winning Alumni
- 5 Program Tracks
- 18 Thousand + Square Feet in Integrated Med