The Department of Communication, Media & Design Arts offers a strategic and creative curriculum to prepare students for careers in diverse fields including print and digital design, journalism, PR & advertising, film & media production, and studio art.
Our classes are taught by a supportive faculty of accomplished professionals, emphasizing hands-on, collaborative learning. Classes in Communication, Media & Design Arts (CMDA) focus on developing students’ skills in a variety of media and means of expression. Our students directly apply what they’re learning in the classroom to real world opportunities and challenges.
With this strong foundation, our graduates enter a variety of careers. Many become professionals in print and digital design, consulting, art education, journalism, publishing, speech writing, and other fields including law and public policy. Still others take post-graduate studio positions or pursue graduate school in studio art, art history, or communication. Whatever their career path, students in PLU’s Department of Communication, Media & Design Arts graduate with the skills needed to make their mark on the world.