The Institute for Communication, Entertainment & Media offers students Undergraduate, Graduate and Certificate programs focused on developing professional comprehensive communicators who are leaders in diverse communication and arts specialties.
Programs emphasize the highest standards of academic quality and innovation while acknowledging the complexity of the communication process, particularly the needs of multicultural audiences and incorporate the diverse educational, professional and cultural resources within the University and the South Florida Community.
The Communication Arts major recognizes that communication abilities are vital leadership skills for all careers and professions. These skills are central for lifelong learning that the 21st century demands. The refinement of our students’ reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills along with the ability to effectively use communications technologies is among the most important objectives of our programs.
The major prepares students effectively for careers in a wide range of areas. Our students graduate from STU with a sense of accomplishment and a deep understanding of the skills necessary for media and communications related professions.
The M.A. in the Communication Arts establishes a graduate-level venue for studies and research in Communications. This graduate degree offers two distinct specializations: Electronic Media Arts and Art Management. The two specializations offer courses that develop analytical and practical skills for effective media-related writing and speaking. They provide an understanding of media and cultural communication theories, and foster the student’s ability to work in varied roles within the communications and art industry or succeed in further studies leading to the Ph.D.