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Communication Arts

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Major or minor in

Communication Arts

The ability to use symbols to communicate is a defining characteristic of human life. At Linfield University, communication arts majors discover how to produce and receive those symbols in meaningful and responsible ways with respect for both similarities and differences among people and cultures.

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As a communication arts major at Linfield

you might take:

Public Speaking

Learn the role of public discourse in society and how to present your own ideas to an audience effectively and ethically. (COMM 140)

Debate Practicum

Practice and compete in debate competition at intercollegiate tournaments as part of the Linfield Forensics Team. (COMM 157)

Persuasion and Social Influence

Study the principles used to influence behaviors of individuals and groups in public relations, political campaigns, interpersonal contexts, and social movements (COMM 340)

Studying communication arts at Linfield

Beyond the classroom

  • Compete regionally as well as nationally through Linfield’s Forensics Team (competitive speech and debate).

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  • Internships provide invaluable hands-on experience and further develop your professional skills. Some companies where communication arts majors at Linfield have found internships include Columbia Sportswear and World Oregon.

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  • Join the theatre! The Linfield Theatre Program is one of the most honored small college programs in the Northwest and participation is open to all students. 

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  • Study abroad in programs specifically designed for communication arts majors.

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Life After Linfield

You will leave prepared for a career in areas such as:

  • Communications
  • Program Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Sales
  • Insurance
  • Receptionist
  • Commercial Insurance Broker
  • Eligibility Specialist

Estimate wage: $77.3k

Estimate of what Linfield communication arts alumni could be making based on their current ages, occupations and geographic locations.

Potential wage: $100.2k

The potential wage is based on the average wage for the occupations.

Top career paths

The top five education-to-career paths of Linfield communication arts alumni include:

  • Marketing Manager
  • Program Manager
  • B2B Sales
  • Event Coordinators
  • Sales


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Have questions about studying communication arts at Linfield? Reach out! We'd love to connect with you.

Jackson Miller
Jackson Miller
Department Chair and Professor
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