What did you do last summer? Communication Arts major and budding television news reporter Elsa Robins, for one, was hard at work, building up her on- and off-camera experience and setting the stage for her post-graduate career in broadcast journalism.
Unless you’re a media and cultural studies scholar or industry insider, you’re probably only familiar with the products of media franchises, such as the Spiderman movies and Marvel comic books.
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.
The Department of Communication Arts is thrilled to announce the addition of a number of new faculty members for the 2012-2013 school year.
AIDS activist Mary Fisher is featured in this New York Times article recalling her ground-breaking speech to the Republican National Convention in 1992.
2011-12 was a highly successful school year for the Comm Arts department with numerous faculty members and graduate students receiving prestigious awards, fellowships, and distinctions. Indeed, the number of accolades is too great to list here in its entirety, but what follows are some of the more notable accomplishments earned both inside and outside UW-Madison:
Every year, the department has the pleasure of giving out a handful of awards and scholarships to outstanding undergraduate students majoring in Communication Arts. We are proud to announce the recipients for 2011-12:
Each semester, hundreds of undergraduates from across UW-Madison take Comm Arts 100, Introduction to Speech Composition. Part of the university's Communication-A requirement, the course is designed to help students write and deliver effective speeches, as well as to understand the rhetorical principles of effective (and ethical) public discourse. During the semester, each student writes and delivers four original speeches—an introductory speech, an informative speech, a commemorative speech, and a persuasive speech.