The mission of the Department of Communication Arts is to develop life-long learners determined to build productive lives, fruitful careers, and vibrant communities through skilled oral and written communication, artful performance, and purposeful collaboration. We expose W&J students to interrelated experiences that provide theory and practice in the communication arts. Students may choose emphasis areas in Theatre, Public Relations or Media Studies. Minors are also available in Communication Arts and Theatre. The schedule includes several major stage productions and radio programming on WNJR.
The WNJR radio station is housed in the Burnett Center. Faculty in the Department of Communication Arts teach classes in radio, podcasting, and audio media production, and advise student broadcasters. Tune in to 91.7 FM or listen online at wnjr.org to hear an eclectic selection of music, talk shows, and radio dramas presented by W&J students and faculty.