Public Relations


  • Broaden or compliment your major area of study
  • Learn a variety of skills and techniques needed in the field
  • Expert faculty and state-of-the-art facilities

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I am an editor and motion graphics artist in Manhattan.

I graduated from Marywood in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in communications and I am now an editor and motion graphics artist in Manhattan. I have worked on multiple shows for networks such as MTV, MTV2, VH1, and created mobile content for Forbes' Billionaires List, one of the largest launches they will do this year.

Working in such a competitive field as an independent contractor can be tough but my education from Marywood prepared me and taught me how to work hard for myself and create opportunities. The small class sizes and hands on training I received from my professors enabled me to focus on my skills and gave me the confidence I would later need when cutting an episode in front of producers.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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Requirements -- All Majors

The following courses are required for all Communication Arts students, in Advertising/Public Relations, Digital Media, and Broadcast Journalism (23 credits):

COMM 101 Dynamics of Speech Communication 2
COMM 112 Communication Theory
COMM 115 News Writing
COMM 130B First-Year Practicum
COMM 230A and B Communication Arts Practicum
COMM 130C Video Production I 1
COMM 233L Video Production I Lab 3
COMM 330A and B Practicum in Digital Media Broadcast and Production 
COMM 336 Broadcast Newswriting
COMM 430A or B Practicum in Digital Media Broadcast and Production 
COMM 451 Coordinating Seminar in Communication Arts

Note: Seniors must take 430A or 430B during the semester in which they are not registered for COMM 451.

Minor in public relations requires 18 credits:

COMM 115 News Writing
COMM 201 Marketing Principles for Communication
COMM 204 Public Relations: Principles and Practices
COMM 230A or B Communication Arts Practicum
COMM 303 Public Relations Writing for the Media
COMM 307 Case Problems in Public Relations
COMM 330B Practicum in Digital Media Broadcast and Production 
COMM 430B Practicum in Digital Media Broadcast and Production 

The practica may be replaced by COMM 450 Internship, with permission of the program director and department chair.

Five-year Bachelor/Master Program in Communication Arts

A combined undergraduate/graduate program will allow students to receive both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in only five years. Students must meet specific qualifications and follow a prescribed program in order to successfully complete both degrees in five years.

Students seeking completion of the combined degree program (BA/MA) must:

  1. Apply for the combined program in their sophomore year.
  2. Meet all undergraduate requirements for degree completion and for taking graduate courses in the senior year.
  3. Meet all admission requirements for acceptance into the graduate program.

Graduate courses taken in senior year will be selected in consultation with the department chairperson. Contact the Communication Arts Department for further information on the master's degree in communication arts.