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Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Arts


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Chair Clifford Hersey, Grace Chiou, Scott Thurman.
Part-time: Eric Convey, John Sarrouf.

MISSION: The Communication Arts Department cultivates wisdom in understanding, evaluating and creating visual stories. Recognizing the responsibilities of meaning-making through the interplay of visual and verbal symbols, we explore how forms of visual storytelling mediate culture and human relations in our participatory, global context of media convergence. We seek to reflect the image of God as Creator and Mediator, developing creative and critical sensibilities shaped in the traditions of Christian theology and communication theory.

American Studies Program

Students interested in pursuing strategic communication or political journalism are encouraged to consider attending the American Studies Program (ASP) during their junior or senior year.  This competitive 16-credit, semester-long program (12 credits applied to Communication Arts) is sponsored by the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), and is located in Washington, D.C. The program includes a required internship and courses in leadership, advocacy and communication.  Acceptance into the program is by application through the Global Education Office and enrollment cannot be guaranteed.

Balkans Semester

Students interested in pursuing intercultural communication theory and practice are encouraged to consider attending the The Balkans Semester during their junior or senior year.  This competitive 16-credit, semester-long program (12 credits applied to Communication Arts) is offered by Gordon College, and is located in Zagreb, Croatia and other locations in the Balkans.  The program includes a required internship and courses in culture, language, and intercultural communication. Acceptance into the program is by application through the Global Education Office and enrollment cannot be guaranteed.

Contemporary Music Center

Students interested in pursuing vocational interests in the music business or technical sound are encouraged to consider attending the Contemporary Music Center (CMC) during their junior or senior year.  This competitive 16-credit, semester-long program (12 credits applied to Communication Arts) is sponsored by the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), and is located in Nashville, TN.  The program includes a required internship and courses related to either the music industry business or in technical areas of sound support.  Acceptance into the program is by application through the Global Education Office and enrollment cannot be guaranteed.

Los Angeles Film Studies Center

Students interested in pursuing areas of film studies are encouraged to consider attending the Los Angeles Film Studies Center (LAFSC) during their junior or senior year.  This competitive 16-credit, semester-long program (12 credits applied to Communication Arts) is sponsored by the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), and is located in Los Angeles, CA. The program includes a required internship and courses in acting, scriptwriting, and technical areas.  Acceptance into the program is by application through the Global Education Office and enrollment cannot be guaranteed.

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