Communication Arts

Academic Programs

A bachelor's degree in Communication Arts will prepare students to be competent communicators in today's diverse and evolving business, professional, and academic fields. Communication Arts has a variety of emphases through which a student can follow interests, develop abilities, and channel talents. Each area of study will enhance students’ critical thinking, communication, and field-specific technology skills. Studies include hands-on media and communication activities.

The Communication Arts major at College of the Ozarks will allow students to:

  • Acquire knowledge of the principles and theories underlying the study of communication and assess the appropriate application of these theories (Academic);

  • Learn how to employ words and images to fulfill the calling God places on each of our lives (Vocational);

  • Develop an understanding that "all on the side of truth" listen to Jesus (John 18:37) and represent the incarnate Word in their communication (Christian);

  • Appreciate the communicative freedoms and responsibilities guaranteed by the American Constitution, and understand how citizens can employ them to improve our nation (Patriotic);

  • Realize the power that words and images can have in shaping understandings of  the world, and commit to using them for the good (Cultural).

Students wishing to pursue a bachelor's degree in Communication Arts may choose from the following fields:

  • Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Radio Production
  • Speech Communication
  • Video Production 
High-end cameras available for use by communication majors

A  Communication Arts major at C of O can:

  • Assist with live radio production at KCOZ, the College radio station
  • Cover news events on campus and in the community
  • Create content and write for a newspaper, magazine, or other publication
  • Interview interesting people, such as entertainers and politicians
  • Organize and present speeches to campus groups
  • Plan large-scale events for the campus or the community
  • Record C of O basketball games for viewing on a professional television station
  • Record other events for campus departments and offices
  • Write and produce commercials
  • Write and produce videos
  • Write press releases for media outlets

Careers in Communication

  • Advertising
  • Arts Management
  • Audio-Visual Consulting
  • Technical Broadcast and Sound 
  • Broadcast News Analysis
  • Communication Management
  • Community Relations
  • Copywriting
  • Creative Directing
  • Development Communication 
  • Editing
  • Education
  • Employee Recruitment
  • Employee Relations
  • Government Lobbying
  • Graduate Studies
  • Human Resources Management  
  • Journalism
  • Law Enforcement
  • Law School
  • Magazine Writing and Publishing
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Ministry
  • Newswriting and Reporting
  • Nonprofit Administration
  • Photography
  • Political Activism
  • Political Campaign Management
  • Printing and Publishing
  • Producing
  • Public Relations
  • Radio and Television Broadcasting
  • Sales
  • Social Media Development
  • Speech Writing
  • Training and Development
  • Video Production



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