Communication Arts

The major and minor in Communication Arts expose students to the best ideas and most useful skills from a range of communication-related fields. This area of study emphasizes ten essential skills that are transferable to any career: oral communication, reading, critical thinking, inquiry and analysis, teamwork, written communication, problem solving, creative thinking, ethical reasoning, and information literacy. 

The major can be general or emphasized with one of four areas of specialization: Film Studies, Public Relations, Theatre, or Rhetoric.

Seniors majoring in Communication Arts will complete a capstone, an independent project that provides an opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned in their overall educational experience. Past projects include instructional videos, acting in plays, directing plays, documentary films, stage managing, radio programs, dramatic writing, podcasts, public service announcement campaigns, creating and performing solo shows, photography exhibits, graphic design projects, and peer-education workshops.  

The Communication Arts major and minor are associated with the Department of Communication Arts. A major requires 10 or 11 courses depending on emphasis, and a minor requires six.

Additional information is available in the W&J College Catalog.


Bill Cameron
William Cameron, M.F.A.
Professor of Communication Arts
Anthony Fleury
Anthony Fleury, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Department Chair of Communication Arts
Dan Shaw
C. Daniel Shaw, M.A.
Assistant Professor of Communication Arts, Designer/Technical Director of Olin Fine Arts Center

Karin Maresh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication Arts
T. Scott Frank
T. Scott Frank, M.F.A.
Professor of Communication Arts