Why Study at JCSU?

People today are more connected than ever before, and they can get information from a variety of sources.

Our communication arts program will train you for a wide variety of successful careers across the diverse areas of communication. You’ll have the ability to not only research and write exciting stories, but also the technical skills to have an advantage in an environment dominated by television and the internet. 

We prepare you for success beyond the classroom.

Your courses are kept up to date with help from JCSU’s Communication Arts Advisory Board. These professions work with our faculty to help shape the curriculum and mentor students like you. They come from all areas of communications and hold jobs such as:

  • Radio and TV station general managers
  • Editors
  • Publishers
  • Reporters
  • Public relations managers
  • Business owners

Personalized attention gives you the tools to succeed.

At JCSU, we take the time to make sure you learn the material. We also take the time to make sure you’re fully prepared to land a job after graduation.

Our communication arts program will help you write an eye-catching cover letter and resume. Faculty members will also work with you to build your portfolio and prepare for job interviews.

With individual attention and mentoring in and out of the classroom, you’ll gain the knowledge you need to succeed in your career.

Get involved in on-campus activities and organizations.

As a major in communication arts, you’ll also be able to gain additional real-world experience without ever leaving campus.

  • If you want to follow a career in journalism, you have the opportunity to edit and write for The Bull’s Eye, our campus newspaper.
  • Writers can unleash their creativity by editing and contributing to JCSU’s literary magazine, Blank Canvas.
  • If you have a passion for the game, consider providing commentary on sporting events in the Charlotte area.  Click here to listen to BullTalk, our campus web radio.

Why choose a liberal arts education?

College graduates with a liberal arts education are vital to our country’s progress.

According to an article from CNN.com, “Why liberal arts matter,” students who graduate from liberal arts universities have a distinct advantage. They will be able to look at any problem and find a creative solution, as well as new opportunities. Rather than a technical degree that focuses on one area, a liberal arts education combines the study of science and math with the arts and humanities.

At JCSU, we emphasize learning new technologies, in addition to different world views and cultures. We teach our students to ask “why?” and to look at any situation from a variety of angles.

Employees who think creatively and communicate well will always be in high demand. As a JCSU student, you’ll improve these skills with every course you take.

The information on this page is maintained by the Department of Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts. For more information or questions please contact them directly at 704.330.1361.