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Communication Arts

Learn about communication while taking classes in film, theatre, digital media, journalism, literature, and creative writing.

Communication Arts B.A. Degree

The Bachelor of Arts in communications gives students a foundational understanding of human communication and provides the opportunity to understand humans as thinkers and storytellers, in personal interaction, media, and writing. Students can take courses in film, theatre, digital media, journalism, literature, and creative writing and can learn about communication in a variety of professional and creative contexts.

Because of its flexibility, this bachelor of arts in communication arts is also ideal for students who have completed a two-year degree in another field and are intending to transfer to Keystone College.

Communications A.A. Degree

The communications curriculum is designed to provide students with a foundation that will prepare them to continue baccalaureate studies in corporate communications, English, journalism, creative writing, digital media and/or radio broadcasting.

Minor

The minor in communications is appropriate for students majoring in a variety of disciplines because it is designed to provide a deeper understanding of the communication processes and it can influence social, cultural, and political processes.

WKCV Radio

The Voice of Keystone College, a student-run, on-campus, radio station.

Performing Arts

Keystone Players theater and performing arts group.

The Key

Keystone College’s official student newspaper.

The Plume

A student literary and art magazine.

Internship and Experiential Learning Opportunities

Experiential Learning  and Internship are opportunities for you to apply classroom principles to real-world situations and explore career options. Our students have done exciting internships at various places including Atlantic Recording Corp., Dateline NBC, FOX 56/WB 38, Happenings Magazine, The Conan O’Brien Show, Walt Disney World College Program, WBRE, and ESPN.

Graduates Success

Keystone graduates have been hired by:

  • The Abington Journal
  • Atlantic Recording Company
  • The Bridge, Inc.
  • Citadel Communications
  • Clear Channel Radio (Allentown)
  • Crowne Plaza Allentown
  • ESPN
  • Home Instead Senior Care
  • Idea Works
  • Life Spire Day Hospital
  • St. Michael’s School for Boys
  • Shawnee Inn and Resort
  • Susquehanna County Department of Economic Development
  • Times Leader
  • TMG Health
  • The Villager (newspaper)
  • Walt Disney World
  • The Weinstein Company/Genius Products
  • Weston Inc.
  • Wilkes Barre Publishing Co.

Communication degree graduates have pursued the following additional educational opportunities: Drexel University – Bachelor’s, Communications; Long Island University, Master’s Media Arts; Marywood University – Master’s: Professional Studies: Organizational Leadership; Quinnipiac University – Master’s, Journalism.

Your Future in Communications

A sampling of entry level communications positions and salary ranges:

  • Actor/Performer: $34,612 – $51,282
  • Advertising Clerk: $27,026 – $40,306
  • Audio Visual Technician: $32,109 – $43,992
  • Broadcast Technician: $26,741 – $44,569
  • Copywriter I: $28,108 – $38,109
  • Desktop Publishing Manager: $31,698 – $41,689
  • Director (Stage, Motion Pictures, TV): $20,532 – $31,309
  • Grants/Proposal Writer: $35,452 – $43,576
  • Graphic Design Specialist: $35,920 – $45,383
  • Photographer: $35,987 – $49,723
  • Print Editor: $40,358 – $53,537
  • Production Assistant: $18,654 – $29,216
  • Proofreader: $27,856 – $38,495
  • Reporter: $23,827 – $28,905
  • Speech Writer: $51,532 – $65,797
  • Tape Editor: $22,114 – $34,632
  • Technical Writer: $37,173 – $47,988
  • Videographer: $34,084 – $58,105

College Catalog

View or download the official college catalog for all course descriptions and degree requirements. 

Minors

A communications minor can help provide a deeper understanding of social, cultural, and political processes.

Real World Experience

From internships and experiential learning opportunities to travel and conferences, you’ll have many opportunities to conduct hands-on experiences, work with your peers and mentors in your chosen field, and learn first-hand the latest techniques to succeed in the real world.

Study Abroad

Explore our study abroad programs and discover a world of opportunities that are sure to be the highlight of your college years.

Research

Working with a faculty mentor conducting research enriches the learning process and can offer an experience to last a lifetime.

Internships

Internships and field experiences give students the chance to learn through hands-on experiences beyond the classroom.

Civic Engagement

Engage in civic-based projects, meet social challenges, solve problems, and make a positive impact in the community.

Communication Faculty Profiles

Strain, Sherry, PhD

Strain, Sherry, PhD

Professor of Communication and Chair of Communication Art, and Humanities Department
 

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