Summer Term

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The Communication Arts Department has expanded Summer Term course offerings to meet the needs of undergraduates across the UW-Madison campus and across the state.

Please see the Course Search & Enroll App for additional information:

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Summer Term 2019 Courses


Com Arts 100: Introduction to Speech Composition

Develop your speech writing and presentation skills.

  • Online course, 3 credits
  • Communication A course
  • Open to students who have not received credit for Com Arts 105 or 181
  • Elementary level
  • Com Arts 100 does not count towards the Communication Arts major.

June 17-August 11


Com Arts 272: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

Examine social interactions with family, friends, and romantic partners. Improve your communication skills in relational contexts.

  • Online course, 3 credits
  • Communication B course
  • Open to students who have not completed Com Arts 273 or Com Arts 276
  • Elementary level, social science breadth course
  • Communication Arts Major:
    • Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies track students: counts as an applied course or an elective
    • Radio, TV, Film track students: counts as a Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies course or an elective

June 17-August 11


Com Arts 300: Film Comedy

Explore the comedy genre. Examine theories of humor in relation to comic amusement in film. Learn tools for critical appreciation and analysis.

  • Classroom instruction, 3 credits
  • Open to students with sophomore standing or higher
  • Intermediate level, humanities breadth course
  • Communication Arts Major:
    • Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies track students: counts as a Radio, TV, Film course or an elective
    • Radio, TV, Film track students: counts as a theory, history, criticism course or an elective

May 20-June 16


Com Arts 310: Gender and Communication

Explore theories, concepts, and analytics for understanding how gender impacts how we create and interpret messages. Learn strategies for managing gendered differences in our interpersonal, professional, and social lives.

  • Online course, 3 credits
  • Open to students with sophomore standing or higher
  • Intermediate level
  • Communication Arts Major:
    • Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies track students: counts as a theory, history, criticism or an elective
    • Radio, TV, Film track students: counts as a Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies course or an elective
    • Com Arts 310 can be completed multiple times with different topics

July 15-August 11


Com Arts 346: Critical Internet Studies

Learn about the history and current issues facing one of today’s most essential technologies.

  • Classroom instruction, 3 credits
  • Open to students with sophomore standing or higher
  • Intermediate level, humanities breadth
  • Communication Arts Major:
    • Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies track students: counts as a Radio, TV, Film course or an elective
    • Radio, TV, Film track students: counts as a theory, history, criticism course or an elective
  • Digital Studies Certificate: Digital Media (M) course

July 15-August 11


Com Arts 355: Introduction to Media Production

Explore the formal qualities of motion pictures, and the ways in which this medium communicates ideas, tells stories, and documents experience. Through lectures and labs, students learn technical skills and concepts that enable them to complete a series of production projects outside of class.

  • Classroom instruction, 4 credits
  • Open to students with sophomore standing or higher (or students who have completed Com Arts 155)
  • Intermediate level
  • Communication Arts Major:
    • Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies track students: counts as a Radio, TV, Film course or an elective
    • Radio, TV, Film track students: counts as the production course
  • Digital Cinema Production Certificate: Introductory course
  • Digital Studies Certificate: Digital Forms (F) or Digital Practices (P) course

May 20-July 14


Com Arts 357: History of Animated Film

Study the major animation directors, techniques and technologies that have shaped animation. Develop analytical frameworks for understanding animation as an industry and a craft.

  • Classroom instruction, 3 credits
  • Open to students with sophomore standing or higher
  • Intermediate level, humanities breadth
  • Communication Arts Major:
    • Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies track students: counts as a Radio, TV, Film course or an elective
    • Radio, TV, Film track students: counts as theory, history, criticism course or an elective

June 17-July 14


Com Arts 371: Communication and Conflict Resolution

Study the complexities of conflict. Learn communication strategies for managing and resolving conflict in interpersonal, organizational, intercultural, and global contexts.

  • Online course, 3 credits
  • Open to students with sophomore standing or higher
  • Intermediate level, social science breadth
  • Communication Arts Major:
    • Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies track students: counts as a theory, history, criticism or an elective
    • Radio, TV, Film track students: counts as a Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies course or an elective

June 17-August 11


Com Arts 373: Intercultural Communication and Rhetoric

Explore how rhetoric and communication function between and across cultures. Examine how culture, history, and power constitute our cultural identities, our modes of communication, and how we engage with others.

  • Online course, 3 credits
  • Ethnic studies
  • Open to students with sophomore standing or higher
  • Intermediate level, humanities or social science breadth
  • Communication Arts Major:
    • Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies track students: counts as a theory, history, criticism or an elective
    • Radio, TV, Film track students: counts as a Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies course or an elective

June 17-July 14


Com Arts 465: Editing & Post-Production

Gain a thorough understanding of narrative editing techniques, color correction, audio post-production, and the requisite software.

  • Classroom instruction, 4 credits
  • Open to students who have completed Com Arts 355 (no consent or application required for summer enrollment)
  • Advanced level
  • Communication Arts Major:
    • Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies track students: counts as an elective
    • Radio, TV, Film track students: counts as an elective
  • Digital Cinema Production Certificate: counts as an elective
  • Digital Studies Certificate: Digital Forms (F) or Digital Practices (P) course

July 15-August 11


Com Arts 466: Writing for TV and Film

Develop your screenwriting skills. Learn the elements of a successful dramatic screenplay. Explore story concept, dramatic structure, character development, dialogue, and visual storytelling.

  • Classroom instruction, 3 credits
  • Open to students who have completed Com Arts 355 (no consent or application required for summer enrollment)
  • Advanced level
  • Communication Arts Major:
    • Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies track students: counts as an elective
    • Radio, TV, Film track students: counts as an elective
  • Digital Cinema Production Certificate: counts as an elective

June 17-July 14


Com Arts 467: Cinematography and Sound Recording

Learn the fundamentals of sync-sound moving image production, including cinematography, lighting, sound recording, and production logistics.

  • Classroom instruction, 4 credits
  • Open to students who have completed Com Arts 355 (no consent or application required for summer enrollment)
  • Advanced level
  • Communication Arts Major:
    • Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies track students: counts as an elective
    • Radio, TV, Film track students: counts as an elective
  • Digital Cinema Production Certificate: counts as an elective

May 20-July 14


Com Arts 575: Communication in Complex Organizations

Learn to make better decisions. Increase your ability to use teams to innovate.

  • Online course, 3 credits
  • Open to students with junior standing or higher
  • Advanced level, social science breadth
  • Communication Arts Major:
    • Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies track students: counts as a theory, history, criticism or an elective
    • Radio, TV, Film track students: counts as Communication Science & Rhetorical Studies course or an elective

May 20-June 16


Com Arts 605: Digital Studies Capstone

Digital Studies certificate students synthesize the material they have learned throughout the program and explore professional and personal growth opportunities.

  • Online course, 1 credit
  • Open to Digital Studies Certificate seniors who have completed their DS coursework. Contact Amy Schultz for consent.
  • Advanced level
  • Com Arts 605 does not count towards Communication Arts major requirements.

May 20-June 16


Com Arts 614 or 615: Field Experience in Communication

Reflect on your internship experience. Acquire skills related to your future job search.

  • Online course, 1 credit
  • Open to Com Arts majors. See instructions for arranging credit.
  • Advanced level
  • Com Arts 614 and 615 do not count towards Communication Arts major requirements.

June 17-August 11