Department of Communication and Visual Arts

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Department of Communication and Visual Arts

The Department of Communication and Visual Arts at Grove City College prepares students for diverse careers in mass media, interpersonal, group and organizational communication and for graduate and professional study.

Situating the study of human communication as a robust theological, philosophical, and cultural locus of intellectual inquiry, the Department of Communication Studies nurtures socially responsible, engaged citizens who can interpret and evaluate the images and messages they create and receive.

Through specialized instruction in rhetorical theory and criticism, writing for the media, research methods in communication, intercultural communication and persuasion theory, students learn to think critically, respect diversity and communicate effectively.

Students become cultivators – people who tend and nourish what is best in human culture, who do the hard and painstaking work to preserve the best of what people before us have done. Moving beyond being mere consumers, we help students realize their full potential as creators – people who dare to think and do something that has never been thought or done before, something that makes the world more welcoming and beautiful. Together, we seek to be stewards of culture as we critique, cultivate, and create.

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Minor in Studio Art

Students minoring in studio art may choose from a broad selection of courses including drawing and painting, ceramics, sculpture, print-making, history and appreciation of art, elements of design, history of pueblo pottery and photography.​

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Related Resources

​Recommended resources by the Department of Communication Studies faculty at Grove City College.

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Undergraduate Research Opportunities

​The Department of Communication Studies at Grove City College offers students the academic freedom to conduct meaningful, relevant research alongside experienced and accomplished faculty.

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​As a way to gain practical experience, internships provide students with hands-on skills in the field of their choice and increase their value to potential employers after graduation.

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After Graduation

​Grove City College communication studies students are well prepared to continue their education or to immediately enter the workforce after graduation.

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Current Students

​Every student’s story is different, and how you choose to take advantage of the numerous opportunities to learn, grow and flourish is up to you. Research opportunities, unique work experiences and student clubs and organizations are just a few of the ways our students get involved.

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