Communication Arts

Home » Programs of Study » Communication Arts

A Communication Arts Degree from Mitchell College is challenging, interactive, exciting, and rewarding. Students have the opportunity to use industry technology in their coursework and at internships with leading art and media companies, developing skills and making contacts crucial to professional success.

Communication Arts Degrees:
B.S. Communication
A.S. Graphic Design

For In-depth Course Listing: Download Course Catalog PDF

What can I do with this degree?

Our Communication Arts Graduates Work In…

Students in the Communication Arts  department will have possible future career options in areas such as:

  • Art Director
  • Concept Developer
  • Layout Artist
  • Production Artist
  • Corporate Identity Developer
  • Product Branding
  • Visual Artist
  • Web Designer
  • Newspaper/Magazine Reporter
  • Photographer/Videographer
  • Writer/Editor
  • On-Air Talent
  • Radio/Television Technical Support
  • Public Relations/Advertising
  • Information Technology
  • Media
  • Marketing
QUESTIONS?
800-443-2811 admissions@mitchell.edu Text questions to: 860-821-0730
REQUEST INFORMATION
Student's Date of Birth
 

 

 

Communication

Communication study relates to all ways that we communicate both verbal and nonverbal messages. It focuses on how people use messages to generate meaning in various contexts, channels, culture and media. Three quarters of your day is spent communicating in some way. The Communication program at Mitchell College is an interdisciplinary major that provides students with entry-level skills in written, oral, interpersonal and visual communication. Theoretical, historical and societal perspectives of communication are explored in a very individualized, supportive and challenging learning environment. This provides a solid foundation for further study and focuses in three primary areas of interest: interpersonal and organizational aspects of communication; a video, production, performance, and technology focus; or a concentration in graphic design.

As a Communications major, students have the opportunity to complete both an internship and a Capstone project in areas that reflect their specific interest such as journalism, public relations, advertising, radio, television, graphic design, management, marketing, education, social services, theater and the arts. Radio Mitchell, the College’s radio station, provides an opportunity to hone radio production and entertainment broadcast skills. These venues give students practical experience with professional expectation.

Graphic Design

The graphic design program at Mitchell College offers students a comprehensive series of courses designed to teach the theory and creative processes that combine the use of art and technology to communicate ideas. Students learn to create visual concepts, using image and typography, by hand or computer software, to communicate ideas.

Graphic design at Mitchell College is presented in three unique degree programs. The Associates Degree in Graphic Design provides students a technical and conceptual foundation for graphic design as a mode of communication in a 2-year program. Within the context of a 4-year degree, students may choose to pursue either a Bachelor of Communication with a focus in Graphic Design, or a Bachelor of Business Administration/Design and Marketing. The Communication degree with a focus in Graphic Design, provides students an opportunity to develop a core expertise in Communication and focus their interest on the visual communication aspect that is graphic design. The Business Administration/Design and Marketing degree offers the study of graphic design paired with a core of business, ideally suited to those with an entrepreneurial spirit, a desire to work in a corporate environment, or the goal of eventually running their own design business. Graphic design is also offered as a Minor in conjunction with other degree programs.

Meet the Faculty

Karen Ward, M.L.S.

Karen Ward, M.L.S.

Associate Professor, Department Chair

Marc Goldsmith, M.A.

Marc Goldsmith, M.A.

Associate Professor

Luke Walden, M.F.A.

Luke Walden, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor

Students love it when they discover how versatile communication is as a field of study.

Karen Ward, M.L.S.
Graphic Design Faculty

Apply!

The process is simple. Get started now

A few words on fit.

 

"Fit” is the modern buzzword of the college search process. And frankly, rightly so. As you consider your college experience, we encourage you to look for a place that feels right. It’s also a good idea to make a list of the qualities and characteristics that make a college and you a winning combination.

 

If you are looking for a college that: 

 

  • Gets to know and understand each student as a uniquely talented individual

  • Identifies potential and encourages students in very intentional ways

  • Fosters growth in each student, giving them a foundation for life and career success

  • Is small enough to deliver on the promise of a personalized experience

  • Goes beyond “career services” and offers a progressive 4-year career development model, partnering with local businesses and nonprofits for professional experience

  • Promotes an inclusive culture that encourages students to experiment in new clubs and activities

  • Is nationally recognized for its academic support systems, from professional content tutors (not students) to proven comprehensive support for students with learning differences

  • Connects students to service opportunities that impact their world

  • Is in a location that offers access to New England’s natural places and some of America’s greatest cities

 

 

 

…Mitchell College delivers in a powerful way.

You have Successfully Subscribed!