Required internships allow students to get field or hands-on experience in an area of communication in which they are interested.
The Mission of the Communication Arts Program of the Fairmont State University Department of Communication and Theatre Arts is to provide students with an interdisciplinary experience incorporating theory and practice in the context of a liberal arts education that encourages personal growth and critical and creative thinking while fostering ethically responsible communicators who are prepared to meet their academic and professional goals.
Students who complete the Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts can seek employment in business, industry, media, non-profit organizations, or government. Their experience at Fairmont State gives them a competitive edge in applying for employment or graduate study. The minor in communication is a complement to the student’s major field of study. It allows the student to present themselves to a potential employer as a liberally educated individual. Communication Arts students can become: