The UW-Madison Department of Communication Arts is not only one of the most esteemed undergraduate programs in the country for the study of communications, it also offers one of the premier graduate programs in the field.
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Internships have become one of the most valuable resources available today for undergraduate students preparing for successful careers, especially in the media and entertainment industries.
Everyone needs friends. The Communication Arts Department is lucky to have a distinguished group of them, known as CAPS, or Communication Arts Partners. Some are alumni of the UW, some are current and former faculty; all take a generous and helpful interest in the department and how to keep it strong and innovative. Twice a year they come together in Madison to discuss the progress of the department and its students.
At the 2011 Department of Communication Arts Awards Luncheon, Lee de Boer (B.A. ’74) received the second annual Outstanding Alumnus Award for his many accomplishments in television, cable, and new media. Perhaps his biggest accomplishment was his role as one of the principal architects of Time-Warner’s Home Box Office (HBO) expansion.
With the support of the Madison Initiative for Undergraduates (MIU), the Comm Arts Department will offer a new digital media production class next fall. Introduction to Digital Media Production, a hands-on project-based course, will teach students basic digital media production skills in areas such as web design and programming, high-definition video shooting/editing, digital audio production, and linear and non-linear storytelling.