Undergraduate Studies
Undergraduate Studies
Communication Arts

Communication Arts

Effective communication is essential in every industry. With a communication arts degree, graduates may find themselves working as a communications director for a nonprofit organization or a public relations manager for a corporation.


From speech writing and storytelling to persuasion and linguistics, students develop strong communication skills that may be applied to a wide range of careers. Students are encouraged to tailor the Communication Arts degree to best suit their personal goals and career aspirations, choosing from courses that include Persuasion and Argumentation, Editing and Publishing, Writing across the Media, Writing for Stage and Screen, Introduction to Creative Writing, and Graphic Design.

Eastern Nazarene College’s Communication Arts Program is designed to give students a solid understanding of the theories and practice of communications that they may take with them in a wide variety of industries, from media and entertainment to public service and advertising. Small class sizes and a faith-based community ensure students earn their degree in an academically and spiritually supportive environment. 

Career Paths

The proximity of Boston to the Eastern Nazarene College campus provides students with many internship and employment opportunities in communications. Many students seek employment in a wide range of industries upon graduation while others apply to graduate programs to concentrate on a specific area of communications.

Communication Arts Requirements (BA)
  • Fulfill all General Degree requirements 
  • Fulfill all General Education requirements – 44 credits 
  • Fulfill all Communication Arts Major requirements 

Communication Arts Core (All Required), minimum grade C-, 31 credits 

  • CO150 Introduction to Media Studies 3 
  • CO210 Introduction to Applied Linguistics 3 
  • CO313 Theories and Processes of Communications 3 
  • CO325 Promotional Writing 3 
  • CO410 Persuasion and Argumentation 3 
  • CO450 Storytelling Across the Media 3 
  • CO491 Senior Seminar for the Communication Arts Major 3 
  • CO491L Senior Writing Lab 1 
  • CO488 Internship 3 
  • TJ120 Voice and Speech 3 
  • TJ250 Multi-Cultural Drama 3 

Editing & Publishing Requirement (Choose Two), minimum grade C-, 3 credits 

  • JW295 Editing and Publishing 1.5 
  • JW395 Editing and Publishing 1.5 
  • JW495 Editing and Publishing 1.5 

Journalism Requirement (Choose One), minimum grade C-, 3 credits 

  • JW205 Introduction to Print Journalism 3 
  • JW215 Writing Across News Media 3 
  • JW315 Feature Writing and Beat Reporting 3 

Creative Writing Requirement (choose one), minimum grade C-, 3 credits 

  • JW150 Introduction to Creative Writing 3 
  • JW312 Poetry Writing 3 
  • JW317 Writing Autobiography 3 
  • JW394 International Short-Short Story 3 
  • JW362 Writing for Stage and Screen 3 

Design Requirement (Choose One), minimum grade C-, 3 credits 

  • CO250 Introduction to Graphic Design 3 
  • JW281 Introduction to Digital Photography 3 
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Why students love Communication Arts

When I came to Eastern Nazarene College, they welcomed me with open arms. If you need help, someone is always there for you. We really care for each other here. You left your family when you came here, but this is your second family.”

Neyo Swaim '22
Hometown: Kampala, Uganda

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