Our communication studies and theatre art department offers a unique blend of communication, media and theatre – all nested in a liberal arts curriculum.
In the CSTA department, you’ll have research opportunities throughout your undergraduate experience. In fact, we teach a research class where 100 percent of submitted papers are accepted to conferences across the country. As a CSTA major or minor, you’ll leave with a well-versed understanding of communication, theatre, media and film.
I chose to pair my communication studies major with a degree in heritage and museum studies.
Thanks to the knowledge I’ve gained in both majors, I received an internship at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.! It was the perfect blend of my studies.
Corinne Burrel '18, Communication Studies major and Homecoming Chair
Of students who begin their college careers at Concordia, more than 90 percent finish in four years or less (guaranteed!).
Alumni in graduate school or employed full time within nine months of graduation
More than half of communication studies students choose to double major.
I am confident my education at Concordia, and particularly in the CSTA department, set me up for success. The research, travel, and leadership opportunities I had, coupled with the opportunity to work with brilliant and caring professors and innovative and motivated peers, has prepared me to be a successful graduate student as I am currently working on my master's degree.
Perhaps even more importantly, the deep passion for learning and curiosity in the world around me that I fostered as a Cobber has prepared me to be an engaged, active, and giving member of my community.
Tori Benders '16, Communication Studies major
Tori was awarded the Exemplary Research Award at Concordia's daylong Celebration of Student Scholarship event.
As winners exit the stage with their new Oscar in hand, one of the first people to congratulate them backstage is a Cobber grad and communication studies alumnus.
Steve Rohr '92, publicist for the Academy Awards® Show
When Twin Cities viewers tune in to KARE 11 Sunrise each weekday morning, they are greeted with Emmy® Award-winning anchor Cory Hepola’s infectious smile and positivity.
The 2003 grad was recruited to play basketball at Concordia, but before the first game of the season he decided to put all of his time into journalism.
Cory Hepola '03, anchor for Twin Cities KARE 11