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Communication Arts (B.A.)

  • Major

About this Program

Communicators of the future need a variety of skills to compete, and the communication arts major offers you the opportunity to learn and practice these skills.

Program Overview

Writing, researching, interviewing and editing across media platforms remain at the heart of the communication arts program. Skills classes are taught in computer labs and a new television studio, and all students are required to complete an internship.

The communication arts major provides excellent preparation if you are interested in law school. It is also a good major for those entering as undeclared majors. Many students complete double majors, combining communication arts with foreign language, business administration, psychology, history, English or other programs. Students who are interested in communications but whose primary field is another academic area may complete minors in film studies, graphic design, journalism or public relations. The writing minor also includes a number of communications classes.

In addition to their academic qualifications, faculty who teach in the communication arts program have extensive professional and practical experience in their fields. In addition, their professional backgrounds enable them to provide you with outstanding guidance and advising.

You’ll be required to complete an internship, giving you the opportunity to expand on your classroom learning with real-world experience. Our location near Baltimore and Washington, D.C., gives you a wide array of internship possibilities. Our students have completed internships at places like National Geographic, the Office of the Governor (Maryland), Sirius XM Radio, WBAL-TV, Frederick Magazine and the Downtown Frederick Partnership.

Degrees Offered

  • BA

Department Offering

Program Social Media

Program Contact

Associate Professor of Journalism


Our faculty...

are accessible and interested in the needs and goals of individual students.

All Faculty
Alan Goldenbach

Alan Goldenbach

  • Associate Professor of Communication Arts and Journalism
  • Adviser to Blazer Radio
Mark Sandona

Mark Sandona

  • Professor of English
  • Chair, Department of English and Communication Arts
Hood College Graduate Program Directors Discuss Activism and Dissent

Hood College Graduate Program Directors Discuss Activism and Dissent

Activism and Dissent Faculty Graduate Student

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, the Center for Global Studies at Hood College presented a faculty roundtable discussion- “Activism and Dissent” - on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Roundtable panelists included Elizabeth Atwood, Ph.D., Department of Communication Arts, Corey Campion, Ph.D., Department of History, and Ahmed Salem, Ph.D., Department of Computer Science and Information Technology.

  • Academics
  • Social Sciences & Humanities
  • Math & Computer Sciences
  • English & Communication Arts
  • Community Involvement