College of Communication Arts and Sciences
$18.5 MILLION CAMPAIGN GOAL | 98% PROGRESS
Advancing Communication to Shape Michigan and the World
Communication Arts and Sciences (CAS) is a college on the move. The college is preparing tomorrow’s global communicators and is at the forefront of integrated media arts. We have improved our student experience by introducing study abroad trips to sites ranging from India to Paris to China. From interns placed at Dow Chemical Company and Target Corporation to ESPN and Nickelodeon, companies in Michigan and around the country want our graduates. Our students enjoy job placement rates that are among the highest nationwide. Our alumni are industry leaders in creative problem solving and analytical thinking, particularly in campaign development.
“Communication is the very foundation of society. Just about every form of communication is changing at an incredibly rapid rate, driven by citizens around the world using today’s remarkable communication technologies. We prepare our students to communicate effectively in different contexts and for different professions.”
CAS is preparing tomorrow’s global communicators. Creating an exceptional CAS learning experience requires resources for experiential and practical opportunities for students, such as endowments for internships and study abroad in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, London, Shanghai, and Mumbai. What is needed now are increased opportunities for students to expand their experiences by traveling, studying, working, and learning throughout the United States and around the world. We are committed to offering enhanced experiential student learning and increasing financial aid to help all students take full advantage of their MSU experience.
The arts side of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences is an incredibly fast moving and exciting area with a principal focus on digital media. We are masters of the creative universe! Our capabilities will be greatly enhanced with an endowed professorship in digital media arts and an endowed visiting professorship to bring in industry leaders and creative professionals to expose our students to current trends and techniques. A programmatic endowment for the Media Sandbox brings the potential for master classes, participation in national and international competitions, and the housing of international conferences in media arts.
The college’s premiere research faculty is focused on enriching lives worldwide. Our funding priorities include endowed research and endowed programmatic support to elevate our three signature themes in which MSU has earned distinction and where we leverage communication to improve public health, understand more deeply the impacts and potential of social media and next-generation media, and enhance international communication at individual and institutional levels.
Providing access to the most current technology supports innovative ideas and enables our students and faculty to bring theory into practice, and practice into theory. To continue to excel, we must have the flexibility to invest in academic opportunities crucial to staying abreast of the rapidly changing world of communication technology. Annual equipment and lab space updates will ensure that our faculty and students are equipped for cutting-edge research.
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