Communicating Arts


$319 Per Credit

No matter where your path takes you, there’s one skill that’s essential to your success – communication. Effective communication is crucial in nearly every profession, occupation and career.

UW-Superior is a leader in the art and practice of communication, with a renowned Communicating Arts Department featuring opportunities to study communication in multiple forms, including theatre and digital filmmaking. Plus, our new cutting-edge multimedia journalism concentration will give you the skills and confidence to become a digital storyteller in nearly any industry. Benefit from state-of-the-art theatre and video production facilities and equipment. Wisconsin Public Radio affiliate KUWS is located on our campus, providing audio production and on-air opportunities, and the Promethean student newspaper offers real-life experience as well.

This major is offered in on campus and online formats. Minors in communication and multimedia journalism are offered both on campus and online.

Program Description

Choose from three concentrations to find the best fit for your academic and career goals:

  • Communication (Offered in-person and online)
  • Multimedia Journalism (Offered in-person and online)
  • Theatre and Digital Filmmaking (Offered only in-person)

With a major in communicating arts at UW-Superior, you will:

  • Build a practical portfolio of original work.
  • Study a range of intriguing and relevant topics to become an effective communicator.
  • Become prepared to participate creatively and analytically in our ever-changing world.
  • Gain theoretical perspectives and apply interpersonal, global and cultural communication frameworks applicable in virtually any profession.
  • Discover your voice as an artist in theatre and digital filmmaking, as a digital storyteller in journalism and social media production, and as a communicator in a complex global society.

Career Opportunities

A degree in communicating arts opens the door to many different professional career opportunities. Media and communication jobs are projected to grow at a rate of 4 percent in the next 10 years (Bureau of Labor Statistics).

  • Theatre production and administration
  • Film, television and video production
  • Broadcast, print and online journalism
  • Teaching and education administration
  • Government and legislative affairs
  • Non-profit management and fundraising
  • Public relations and organizational communication
  • Social and new media creation for companies and organizations

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