The Communication Arts program uses a unique blend of theory-driven and experienced-based classes where students acquire the knowledge and skills to enter the media industry. Fields of study include production, print media, or convergent media delivery and prepares students for further study at the graduate level. The Communication Arts Graduate program addresses the Guiding Principles and Objectives for Graduate Studies with the expectation that graduate students will:
- Display mastery of both theoretical and empirical knowledge in the field of communications.
- Demonstrate intellectual imagination and professional creativity demonstrated in individual theses and projects on various issues of communications.
- Conduct critical analysis of mediated communication in both social and cultural scopes.
- Provide articulated presentation of scholarly concepts and professional works.
- Make contribution to both academic and professional sectors in the field of communications through original research and alternative perspectives.
Communication Arts graduate program applicants must meet all University graduate admissions requirements. This is accomplished when the applicant has:
- Received a bachelor's degree in Communication Arts or a related field with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Attained GRE MINIMUM scores of 150 on Verbal and 150 on Quantitative
- GRE requirement may be waived for stronger applicants that have baccalaureate degree with a GPA of 3.5 or higher
- Completed the GRE before 9 semester hours are complete
- Students interview with the Director of Graduate Studies in Communication Arts and may be asked to submit a personal statement and a writing sample
Students who lack the appropriate undergraduate degree may be required to take undergraduate leveling classes at the recommendation of the graduate faculty. At the discretion of the graduate faculty, experience in the field may be substituted for undergraduate prerequisites. Under rare circumstances, students who do not meet the minimum requirements may be considered for admission to the program.
For more information contact:
Dr. Trey Guinn
Coordinator of Graduate Programs for Communication Arts
Program Director, Communication Arts
Assistant Professor, Communication Arts
Office: AD 284
Phone: (210) 283-6397