In the ever advancing Information Age, nearly all markets and audiences are bombarded with communications of all sorts; and there is intense competition for audience or market share. Today, more than ever before, the ability to craft messages and communications that are clear and authoritative is essential to success in any professional field. Audiences have come to expect writing that tells a compelling story, tailored to their needs or concerns; creative direction that summons the right visual elements and paces them effectively; design that is intuitive and supports meaning, and aural and multimedia productions that are engaging and stimulating.
Here, at Dominican, our Communication students prepare for careers in the Information Industry in broadcast journalism, print and web media or cinema. They work closely, both individually and in teams, with instructors who have strong academic preparation and deep professional experience in their fields.
As early as freshman year, students acquire hands-on, team experience in media productions including Dominican's award-winning Internet radio station, the student-run newspaper The Habit, and creative student film productions. Their coursework provides them with practice in critical thinking, research, and aesthetic appreciation. They become message makers with skill in both verbal and visual communications.
Graduates of Dominican's Communications program are acquiring positions as radio and television broadcasters, print and web broadcast reporters, film and TV producers, corporate communicators and advertising creators, public relations experts, graphic designers and design managers, among many others.