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The communication arts program at Benedictine University equips students with transferable skills that are necessary in the ever-changing world of media.

We provide an environment that allows students to dive right in their freshman year, whether they are interested in news writing, TV production or layout and design. Rather than focusing strictly on tracks, we encourage our majors to explore all facets of media and communication. When students graduate from our program, they leave with a robust, culminating portfolio of their work in advertising, journalism, multimedia, public relations and video. This allows them to demonstrate to employers all they have learned here at Benedictine, putting them a step ahead of the competition as they enter the workforce.

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Students in the Communication Arts program have the opportunities to:

Gain hands-on experience starting as early as their freshman year.
Intern with local television and radio stations.
Take classes in sports journalism, sports broadcasting, and sports culture in America to satisfy the requirements for a sports communication concentration.
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Available Concentrations

  • Sports Journalism
  • Sports Broadcasting
  • Introduction to Sports Culture in America

View Lisle concentration requirements
View Mesa concentration requirements

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What Our Graduates Have Done With This Degree

Communication Arts Alumni

have 14 EMMYS AND COUNTING You will find our alumni working in TV production for shows such as “The Middle” and “Life in Pieces”, winning Emmy awards for photojournalism and editing, and writing for some of the top news outlets in the country-NPR, Bloomberg News, The Washington Post and The New York Times.
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Hands-On Writing Experience

Whether it be writing for The Candor student newspaper, reporting for our Eye of the Eagle TV news program or authoring books in their classes, Benedictine students produce, publish and star in their own award-winning work.

Robust Internships

Our location puts students in the heart of the country’s third largest media market. Those interested in careers in television have interned at CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox and PBS affiliates. Others have had internships with local radio stations and businesses such as 95.9 FM The River, ESPN 1000, Bulls/Sox Academy and Comcast Television.

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Have a Passion for Sports?

Benedictine offers a unique sports communication concentration for students with an interest in media communication and sports. Students can choose to take classes in sports journalism, sports broadcasting, and sports culture in America to satisfy the requirements for this concentration.