Communication Arts Minor

Barbara Jago with students in a communication arts classroom

The Communication Arts minor adds value to any degree by giving you the interpersonal and communication skills employers want most. You’ll study the broad foundation of today’s most important communication principles, while also having the opportunity to focus your courses to give you a competitive edge in industry.

Perhaps you are a Biological Sciences major who wants to communicate about public health using media writing or video making; a Computer Information Systems major who wants soft skills in interpersonal communication; a Business major who needs to learn the ins and outs of social media; or a Homeland Security major who needs to develop strategic and crisis communication skills. Whatever your major, a minor in Communication Arts will add value to your degree.

The Communication Arts minor requires the completion of five courses (20 credits), as listed below. An overall average of 2.0 in minor courses is required, with no individual grade lower than a C-. Students should work with their advisors to insure that any prerequisites for 500-level courses have been met, or that permission to enter the course has been granted by the course instructor.

Courses used to satisfy general education (Discovery Courses) requirements may also be used to satisfy Communication Arts minor requirements.

Breadth Courses

Select any two courses, as long as they are NOT from the same category.
Category A

  • CMN 457 - Introduction to Language and Social Interaction

Category B

  • CMN 455 - Introduction to Media Studies
  • CA 502 - Image and Sound

Category C

  • CMN 456 - Propaganda and Persuasion
  • CA 450 - Introduction to Public Speaking
Depth Courses

Select any three 500 level CA courses, except CA 501. Note: Students who use CA 502 as a “breadth” course may not use it as a “depth” course.

For more information contact Jeff Klenotic, minor supervisor, at 603-641-4130.

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As a Communication Arts student, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art sound recording and video production studios, a high-definition editing lab and a brand-new digital media screening room with surround sound.

Video Production Studio

From script to screen, bring your work to life in our state-of-the-art video studio and editing lab. Explore the artistry of digital media with high-definition cameras, green screen technology and industry standard editing software.

Audio Studio

The audio studio gives you the tools to record, edit and produce your original projects. Equipped with a digital recording booth, editing stations, control room and more, the studio is your haven for both audio and video production.

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