James B. Miller
Professor and Department Chair
Communication arts is the study and exploration of the qualities, disciplines and technologies that enable us to create and communicate with insight and vision. Our studies are firmly rooted in understanding the power of image and art to communicate.
Communication arts includes studies in:
- Drawing, which is the fundamental means to articulate ideas; it is elemental to everything we do.
- Illustration, a discipline with a rich history in drawing, painting, design and print media, which is being expanded by powerful new tools and technologies.
- Visual studies, which encompasses studio, historical, conceptual and theoretical issues that include analysis and exploration of image, media, content and context.
Study leads to a Bachelor of Fine Arts and students may choose an emphasis in either communication arts or scientific and preparatory medical illustration.