What we're about

Communication is a dynamic and varied field. We have designed our program to provide you with both theory and practice in the field—we want you to know how to explain and predict, but we also want you to be able to apply directly what you’re learning in the classroom to real world opportunities and challenges.

We are often asked, “what can I do with a Communication degree?” Communication is the top rated skill in almost every profession, and we have students who have gone on to graduate school in communication, law, public policy, higher education administration, and business. We have graduates who work in communication roles in every company you’ve ever heard of including Nike, Amazon, Nordstrom, and Apple; graduates who are journalists and media professionals; graduates who are consultants and speechwriters in political consultancies; graduates who advocate for a better climate, for education, for housing; graduates who do marketing, promotions, public relations, advertising, and design in house and for specialized firms.

We want you to learn a set of perspectives and tools that prepare you for citizenship, for participation in your community, and for whatever professional path you seek. Join us!


Center for Media StudiesAn award–winning organization, MediaLab works with clients in many industries in western Washington to help them achieve results through effective, dynamic marketing and communication campaigns.

Center for Media Studies

Mast MediaThe Center develops community outreach and engagement materials for various partners in Pierce County and beyond.

Student Media

LASR radio DJThere are many opportunities for students of any major to participate in student media at PLU. These including the student newspaper Mast Media, radio station LASR, and television channel Mast TV.

The School of Arts and Communication Health & Safety Guidelines

The School of Arts and Communication has established these guidelines for all performances open to external audiences:

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination OR proof of negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the start time prior to entry into the performance venue. Those under 12 are excluded.
  • Masks, covering the nose and mouth, are required for audiences throughout the entire performance.

PLU community members (those with a PLU ID) are exempt from showing additional proof of vaccination status since their status has already been submitted and reviewed through PLU channels.


A talented, cohesive faculty drawn from the nation’s finest universities work to develop the whole person in the context of a caring academic community of outstanding students.

Interested in learning more about our programs? Click the button below to request more information about Communication majors.

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