School of Humanities & Behavioral Science

Communication & Design Arts


The Department of Communication & Design Arts offers programs of study in public relations, visual communication design, journalism, and cinema and media arts. The approximately 90 students in the Department encounter a curriculum focusing on theory and practice, and their academic work is complemented by hands-on experiences with Fifth Street Communications®, and the Andersonian. The Andersonian also hosts "Raven Watch," a weekly program that features game highlights as well as news and feature stories about AU teams and athletes. We help students make the journey from being merely consumers of media to being skilled and thoughtful storytellers, content creators and designers in a range of professional areas.

Learn about "Raven Watch" award nominations

Learn about "A Ripple of Hope" film