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Communication Design 

Students studying communication design have lots of opportunities to create all kinds of communications — graphic design, media design, book/publication, advertising, gaming, interactive and digital campaigns, print and direct marketing materials and campaigns, magazine, websites and more. Core coursework also includes fundamentals of marketing, communications, design thinking and leadership for a well-rounded experience. 

  • Get hands-on experience with real clients early in your academic career.
  • Learn from a full slate of professional working industry experts who challenge students with real-world projects. 
  • Gain valuable internship and real-world professional experience with Creative Ink, our student-run marketing firm.
  • Tackle all aspects of magazine design and production for Stephens Life, our award-winning student magazine. 
  • Collaborate in working groups with students studying event management and other majors for a realistic work experience.
  • Create a professional portfolio and exhibit your best works in a senior show that’s open to the public. 


Stephens features state-of-the-art systems and software ensuring students are up to date on all technologies. Our newly remodeled design studios use Apple work stations with professional software, digital cameras and high-resolution video projectors. Workspaces are designed to reflect modern collaborative work styles and environments. 

The Communication Design program is the new name for the Strategic Communications program. This name change will be for students enrolling in Fall 2020. Current or 2019-20 transfer students should review one of these Strategic Communication pages: Integrated MarketingGraphic Design.

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