How We're Organized

The Diederich College of Communication has four academic departments, and they offer a total of eight majors and 11 minors. You’ll find plenty of options to choose from that will lead to an exciting and rewarding career, so explore the possibilities below!

The Department of Communication Studies offers a major and a minor in Communication Studies. To find out more, check out the Communication Studies major and minor, or contact Department Chair, Dr. Scott D'Urso.

The Department of Digital Media and Performing Arts offers majors and minors in Digital Media and in Theatre Arts, plus minors in Dance, Film, and Music. For more information, check out the Digital Media major and minor, the Theatre Arts major and minor, and the minors in Dance, Film, and Music. Also, connect with Department Chair, Prof. Stephen Hudson-Mairet.

The Department of Journalism and Media Studies offers majors in Journalism and in Media Studies. To find out more, check out the Journalism major and the Media Studies major, or contact Department Chair, Dr. John Pauly.

The Department of Strategic Communication offers majors and minors in Advertising, Corporate Communication, and Public Relations. For more information, check out the Advertising major and minor, the Corporate Communication major and minor, and the Public Relations major and minor. Also, connect with Department Chair, Dr. Gee Ekachai.

The College also oversees the Fine Arts minors in collaboration with the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Check out the Fine Arts minors here to discover the options among Graphic Design, Photography, Motion Narrative, and Studio Art.