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Communication Arts (B.A.)

  • Major

About this Program

Future leaders in the field of communications need a variety of skills to compete. Our program offers you the opportunity to learn and practice production, development, design and more.

Program Overview

Writing, researching, interviewing and editing across media platforms remain at the heart of the communication arts program. Courses are taught in computer labs and a new broadcast studio.

Our multidisciplinary program is the perfect springboard for careers in journalism, graphic design, marketing, public relations, and even law and government. Many students complete double majors, combining communication arts with foreign languages, business administration, psychology, history or English.

You will learn alongside faculty who  have extensive industry experience in their fields. In addition, their professional backgrounds and connections enable them to provide you with outstanding guidance and advising.

All students are required to complete an internship, giving you the opportunity to expand on your classroom learning with hands-on, real-world experience. Our location near Baltimore and Washington, D.C., gives you a wide array of internship opportunities. Our students have completed internships at 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


Our state-of-the-art television studio lets you shoot, edit and produce your own original video content.

Student Media

Join Blazer Radio, the Blue & Grey student newspaper, the Hood College Broadcasting team or other student-led organizations on campus.

Career Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 14 percent growth for media and communications occupations by 2030, faster than the national average.

Program Contact

Amy Gottfried

Professor of English


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
Students at High School Media Day

High School Media Day at Hood

CMA Faculty Host Workshops for Local Students Faculty

High school students with a passion for journalism gain firsthand knowledge from Hood faculty.

  • Experiential Learning
  • Partnerships
  • Student Engagement
  • English & Communication Arts
  • Community Involvement
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