The UW-Madison Department of Communication Arts produces communication scholars and practitioners who make a difference. Wisconsin students engage in a wide range of study and practice in all forms of human communication. Our curriculum combines critical analysis with practical application to give depth and perspective to life in a mediated age. Communication Arts graduates make an impact in their chosen fields and on the world around them.
We prepare our students for the future by staying at the forefront of our field, with the objective of making a positive difference in the world through effective communication.
We accomplish our mission and vision by:
- Challenging our students to become skilled and critical consumers and producers of communication in all its forms through a balanced, well-designed, and forward-thinking curriculum that is constantly innovating;
- Producing first-rate scholarship and creative work that explores the complexities of human communication and expression, in constant exchange with the larger community;
- Engaging the Communication Arts community in lifelong learning and sharing, beginning as students and continuing as alumni, through outreach and stewardship;
- Advancing the Wisconsin Idea by using our skills and training to improve communication, media, and culture in the world around us.