A world-class institute of changemakers in the deaf and signing community.
Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
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Sorenson Language and Communication Center (SLCC) 1112
Communication Studies and,Art and Media DesignMs. Patricia Hill(202) 651-5420 (voice) Email
Theatre ArtsMs. Juanita Cebe(202) 651-5501 (voice)Email
Employers consistently cite communication skills as the major requirement for success in professional careers.
In our communication studies program, you will learn how to think critically, express and advocate ideas effectively, and understand and appreciate the diversity of human communication. You will gain practical experience in interpersonal, public and mass communication.
Collaborate with our talented faculty on real-world projects with national impact. Choose from options such as our Capitol Hill Internship Program to complete your internship requirement. Participate in service projects and network with alumni through the National Communication Association honor society chapter on campus.
Our graduates hold influential positions in consulting, teaching and management. Many pursue careers in law, ministry, politics and community relations.
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Keep reading to learn more about the communication studies program and career outcomes.
All students must complete at least one internship for career exploration and job experience. Faculty help students connect with the many opportunities in the nation's capital as well as with locations throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Within one year of graduation, 89 percent of Gallaudet's recent art, communication and theatre majors are employed or in graduate school. Learn more about alumni of the Department of Art, Communication and Theatre.
Communication careers include fundraising, public relations and management, among others. Most fundraising positions require at least a bachelor's degree. Employment is projected to grow 17 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.
Public relations specialists typically need a bachelor's degree in communication or a related field, while most management positions require at least a bachelor's degree and some work experience. Employment in these two fields is projected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations.
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As a student in the communication studies program, you will use the latest interactive technology to improve learning and communication. You can also collaborate on research with faculty in the Technology Access Program.
Learn more about the resources available to students in this program.
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