Master of Arts in Communication Arts
The MA in Communication Arts is designed to provide educators from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to study theoretical and practical developments in historical and contemporary forms of communication.
Communications Arts Goals
- Refine oral, visual, and written communication skills and understand the importance of language, media, and the arts in the communication process.
- Develop sound instructional and assessment strategies as they create curriculum based on understanding of research, theory, and practice in content areas such as language, literature, reading, writing, media literacy, and the visual and performing arts.
- Promote creative thought and expression through leadership in schools and communities.
- Develop skills and strategies to respond to diversity in schools and communities.
- Students use a variety of technological and information resources to gather and synthesize information to create and communicate knowledge.
Download the MA in Communication Arts Plan of Study.
RequirementsAll online communication arts majors take the following required courses:
- COMM 5290 Interpersonal Communications
- COMM 5270 Visual Communication
- COMM 5199 Teaching Writing
- COMM 5340 Media Literacy and Curriculum
- COMM 5631 Literacies and Technology
- COMM 5350 Intercultural Communication
- COMM 5460 Curriculum Design
- COMM 5530 Technology and Teaching
- COMM 5670 Teaching in a Diverse Society
- COMM 5920 Reading in the Content Area
In addition to the above requirements, students select a minimum of 6 credit hours of electives from the list below.Electives 6 hours
- COMM 5030 Historical Linguistics
- COMM 5340 Teaching Language and Language Issues
- COMM 5750 Artists are Alive and Well
For additional information, please contact the School of Education.