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Communications arts ba performance studies
Program or Degree

Concentration in Performance Studies, B.A.

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts at St. Francis College will empower innovative and inspired creators who not only adapt to the ever-changing media world around us, they aim to set the pace. With the speed of evolution of social media, in particular, SFC keeps its finger on the pulse of this evolution, adapting what it means to tell a story and remain relevant in the 21st century.

Students in the Communication Arts program study both the theory and practice of communications, as well as gain hands-on media production experience in radio, film, and TV. Students in the program have the opportunity to create a portfolio of creative work, which will include a capstone project in the media of the student’s choosing.

Underlying the focused, outcomes-driven curriculum is SFC’s robust General Education Program, which is the cornerstone of SFC and affirms its mission to graduate educated, well-rounded individuals who enter the workforce and work to change and culturally diversify the world.


With small class sizes and the freedom and flexibility to pursue your creative pursuits, this program is perfect for self-starting, life-long creators to perfect their craft. Gain the technical as well as the creative thinking skills you need to build an adaptable career.


St. Francis College students receive the enhanced Terrier 360 system of wrap-around support from day one to after graduation. Within the robust support, students gain in-depth insight and guidance to academic, internship, and career path options via the Center for Student Success, Center for Career Exploration, and Center for Learning and Leadership.


Whether interested in attending film screenings, networking with industry leaders, joining the Communications Honor Society or completing an Improv Boot Camp, there is no shortage of fun and interesting activities to participate in as a Communication Arts student.

Qualified students seeking an additional academic challenge can participate in the St. Francis Honors Program, where students participate in a series of small, intensive seminars, trips, and other activities that lead towards a senior thesis.

The College is also home to 15 national honor societies and its own Duns Scotus Honors Society which recognizes students for their academic and community achievements.



Students have the option to complete Communication Arts, B.A. — Concentration in Performance Studies, or they can opt into one of three concentrations: Digital Media: Film, Broadcasting and Journalism, Advertising/Public Relations or English.

In addition to a well-rounded communications curriculum, students with at least a 3.0 index are encouraged to seek internship opportunities in industries related to their concentration. Field Experience or COM-4990 Field Experience in Communication Arts is open to students in their last three semesters of study and may be used to complete elective requirements. Interns are evaluated jointly by the department and outside professionals responsible for their progress.

The full curriculum can be found here.

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