Bring Your Imagination to Life

The Communication Arts Department at Franciscan University of Steubenville provides students with excellent preparation for a career in radio and television broadcasting, journalism, multimedia, religious communication, audio production, desktop publishing, web design, graphic design, public relations, cinema, advertising, corporate and industrial communications, or graduate study in mass communication. The program leading to the bachelor of arts degree with a major in communication arts (journalism, multimedia, or radio/television) emphasizes both theoretical understanding and practical application of mass media skills in contemporary society. Along with a liberal arts background, the Communication Arts Program is designed to:

  1. help develop graduates with the knowledge and artistic skills necessary to pursue a professional career in the broadcast and recording industries, multimedia, journalism, or related fields;
  2. provide a base for a wide range of practical experiences in mass media; and
  3. provide appropriate preparation for graduate study in radio/television, multimedia or journalism.

In addition to course work, students can gain hands-on experience through the Troubadour, the campus newspaper; Franciscan Effect 88.3 FM/WFRScc.com, the campus carrier current radio station; Franciscan University Presents, the university’s EWTN television program; or through various online communication opportunities.

Students who plan a career in communication arts must have a broad education based on the humanities and social sciences; understand the social, political, and economic roles of the mass media in society; have excellent writing and reasoning skills; and be proficient in professional communications techniques.

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Hands-On Opportunities
The Troubadour

Written and edited by students, The Troubadour gives journalism students an opportunity to hone their writing and investigative skills.

Franciscan Presents

An hour-long program produced here on campus during the academic semesters and broadcast monthly the Eternal Word Television Network.

88.3 WFRScc Radio

Our on-campus radio station, also available via Internet streaming, gives students the experience of engineering a live on-air radio program.

Department Faculty
Pr. Andy Bonjour

Prof. Andy Bonjour

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Eugene Gan

Dr. Eugene Gan

Professor

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Dr. Wayne Lewis

Dr. Wayne Lewis

Associate Professor

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Dr. David Schaefer

Dr. David Schaefer

Professor
Department Chair

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