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California State University - Chico (Department of Communication Design)

The Department of Communication Design focuses on the study of the structure, processes, aesthetics, functions, and effects and creation of mediated communication.

Students have the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in a wide array of highly integrated design applications. At the undergraduate level the Department aspires to contribute to a broad education for majors by raising their level of visual, aural, and written communication literacy, as well as their critical thinking ability by developing their understanding and appreciation of mediated message creation and exchanges.

The Department advances knowledge as well as skills needed for future employment in graphic communication, radio, television, video production, advertising, business, government, education, and consulting wherein communication design skills are essential. At the graduate level, the program serves students in providing career-oriented skills and qualifications. Students have the opportunity to study theory, criticism, research methods, and to enhance professional skills appropriate to their Instructional Design career goals.

The Communication Design Department offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Design with an option in Media Arts.

If you're interested in radio, TV, broadcasting, cable, satellites and working in the media of the future, consider Media Arts. You can learn about radio and TV news as an announcer and behind the scenes�and how to manage the production of TV shows, documentaries and music videos. Script writing, useful in education, advertising and entertainment, will be part of your training. You'll learn about photography plus video and audio editing.

Students with an option in Media Arts gain a solid background in communication theory and the role of the media. You can begin your career in radio and TV news, advertising sales, media performance, as well as media writing and production. Graduates sometimes work for independent production companies and corporate media departments. A senior portfolio class helps you get ready to begin your search.

Through a strong internship program, you can gain valuable skills. In the past five years, interns have worked for MTV, and as script writers for a production company. Others worked in local, Bay Area, and Sacramento radio and TV stations.

School name:California State University - ChicoDepartment of Communication Design
Address:400 West First Street
Zip & city:CA 95929-0504 California
Phone:(530) 898-4048

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