Communication Studies

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Program Overview

Communication is part of everyday life and therefore, very important, but too often the experience of communication has become ordinary. Judson University’s communication studies major will help you recognize the means of communication as extraordinary gifts and become an extraordinary communicator.

The Communication Studies major combines aspects of many different fields–writing, literature, speaking, media studies–to provide students with a well-rounded focus in communication.

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Why Communication Studies at Judson?

A wide array of training

Teaching through the study of communication theory and the practice of performance while working in on-campus studio spaces, students are enabled to succeed in a variety of professions. With newly added minors in Sports Broadcasting and Sports Information students can choose from a wide array of foundational focuses in this growing field.

Outside Opportunities

Students often compete in the semi-annual Communication Arts Conference that showcases student work for cash prizes.

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Communication Arts Department

Learn more about the other programs offered in the Communication Arts Department.

A Growing Field

As film and visual digital media become more prevalent, the need to understand, interact, and shape visual culture has become necessary in a wide variety of professions.

With Judson’s Communication Minor in media studies as well as sports broadcasting and information, students develop skills in classes for audio and video recording and editing and media writing. This program includes field trips to Chicago area sporting venues and a senior internship in the area of radio or TV.

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Contact

Professor and Interim Chair of the Communication Arts Department

Dr. Warren Anderson
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Access to High Quality Facilities

Judson Communication Studies students will study and prepare projects in our studio facilities including Thompson Hall’s Dark Room Studios and auditorium.

The sport broadcasting/sport information minors is designed to provide you a foundation in sports sociology, offering participation within Judson Athletics through pre-game previews, in-game reporting and post-game recaps.

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What Can You Do with a Communication Studies Degree?

Alumni have gone on to become:

  • Public Relations Practitioner
  • Event Planner
  • Social Media Director
  • College Recruiter
  • Political Fundraiser
  • Hotel Manager
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Business Manager
  • Lighting Technician
  • Communications Consultant
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The DCWPA

Through Judson University’s Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts (DCWPA), you can earn a music, worship arts, or communication arts degree that will prepare you with the skills and give you the experience necessary to share your God-given gifts and succeed in your future career.

Whether you want to share your talents in worship celebrations, onstage in a professional concert hall, on the road with your band, in the recording studio, or through any number of communications media, the DCWPA equips you to play, sing, create, speak and lead as never before.

Find Success at Judson

Judson prepared me to be a thought leader in my workplace by opening me up to new ideas and new people. I really need to thank the people I met along the way who supported me and challenged me to be a better learner, thinker, worker, and leader.”
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Matt Briggs2019 Communication Studies Graduate, Business Assistant for St. Charles Trading | St. Charles, IL