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Department of Communication

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The Department of Communication provides undergraduates with a grounded core of knowledge and practical experience in the discipline. Theory and application are integrated in a program that stresses creativity, intellectual rigor and professional competence. A major and a minor in communication are offered, with students choosing from concentrations that range from media production to public relations, advertising, leadership communication and journalism. An NPR- affiliated, student-run radio station, a student newspaper and a student television operation provide students with a selection of applied experiences, as do a variety of on- and off-campus internships.

Department Chair
Andrew Utterback
Communication Bldg. Rm. 202A 
(860) 465-4386
(860) 465-5073
Secretary II
Maureen Zavodjancik
Communication Bldg. Rm. 202
(860) 465-4340
(860) 465-5073
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Students at BBC

Programs of Study

  • Eastern’s Department of Communication fosters creativity and cooperative learning. Faculty use applied professional examples to teach in friendly interactive class environments. The recently renovated Communication Building offers state-of-the-art classrooms and equipment that provide students with hands-on experiences they need to land a job after graduation. A major and a minor are offered. Concentrations include Advertising, Media Writing & Journalism, Public Relations, Media Production and Leadership Communication.

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  • New Media Studies offers students an innovative program of study that is structured in three tiers. New Media Studies majors in Visual Art will be prepared for careers in such fields as digital motion graphics, game and apps design, social media applications for advertising and marketing, digital projections and special effects for live performance, audio/video production, 2-D and 3-D animation, and as creative mixed-media artists working primarily with digital technologies.

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