Media technology, content, and user expectations seem to change daily. At the University of St. Francis Communication & Media Arts Department, we can keep you hooked into new technologies and points of view about what “media” are. We also teach you to write, design, produce and perform effectively for audiences’, clients’ and organization’s benefit.
Our courses ground you in the basics, cut across various media disciplines, and address the complexity of converging technologies, economies, and audiences. Our media organizations operate under student control for real-world learning experiences every day—plenty of chances to build your professional portfolio! And internships, whether local, in Chicago, or
around the nation, give you the chance to work with seasoned media professionals in the workplace. As a CMMA student you will:
- Learn useful sets of skills transferrable to any industry.
- Get experience and internships in a location that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks in, "the 90th percentile for highest paid wage estimates across the country."
- Gain real-world knowledge anywhere from local businesses to Fortune 500 companies.
- Grow under the guidance of distinguished teaching faculty.
Check out our site to see what our faculty is thinking and this page, in particular, to get a glimpse of what our students do; it is what you could be doing as a Comm-Arts major at the University of St. Francis.
"Love what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life."
Career Outlook Library
From time to time, we will update career outlook information with articles from the creative industries.
Creative Currency, How Magazine, Winter 2016
Article forecasting an increase in demand for creative specialties and, especially, for job-seekers who have more than one specialty.
Teams +Tech:The Future of Interactive Design in-house, How Magazine, Winter 2016
Two industry leaders weigh in on what it takes to build and manage successful interactive design teams. Surprise! It's a broad set of communication skills.
Print is Dead, Long Live Print, Columbia Journalism Review, Fall/Winter 2016
Brief article on some interesting reseach that shows that the reported death of print news may be premature.
"The Communications/Community Relations Intern works to implement both internal and external communications programs and projects for Naperville CUSD 203 under the supervision of the Communications/Community Relations Department Staff while gaining experience in the field of Public Relations." - Naperville School District 203
"Position Summary: Freshman University Representatives are responsible for managing recruitment activities and high school counselor relationships within their assigned recruitment territory. This entails counseling undergraduate students and their families throughout the entire recruiting cycle, from prospect status through registered status. University Representatives serve as the primary liaison for their territory."