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College of Communication

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We Live to Create

In the College of Communication (CCOM), we put our students and their success at the forefront of everything we do. As a dynamic and forward-thinking college, we seek to create an inclusive learning environment where we cultivate community on a daily basis. Our small class sizes and 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures that the focus is always on you, the student, and your personal and professional development. 

Endless Opportunities 

As one of Butler’s fastest growing colleges, we create the conditions for students to realize their full potential as communicators, journalists, audiologists, media artists, speech pathologists, and more. Through a strong liberal arts foundation, committed faculty involvement, valuable internship experiences, exciting study abroad programs, and the chance to join student-led organizations you won’t find anywhere else, our students’ academic pathways are limitless. Our coursework offers theoretical and applied experiences providing our students with a framework for lifelong learning and career flexibility through a wide variety of unique student opportunities. 

Future Mindset

In CCOM, learning extends far beyond the classroom as you start gaining industry experience on day one. Our focus on your future ensures our coursework is built to develop skills desired by employers today through continual revision of content to respond to the demands of the ever-evolving job market. With a placement rate of 99%, our students can look confidently towards a successful future. 

What We Offer: Undergraduate Programs 

What We Offer: Graduate Programs

Develop as a communicator

Developing speaking and writing competencies in our students is of core importance to our college. Through our Speaker's Lab, and Forensics and Debate teams we are helping students to develop these abilities and graduate as competent and ethical communicators. 

 

Award-winning Faculty

Our classes are led by passionate and dedicated professors, scholars, and practitioners, who are involved in their professional community in some way. This involvement keeps the subject matters they teach relevant and engaging.

 

College Highlights

CCOM facilities

State-of-the-Art Facilities

The Fairbanks Center for Communication and Technology contains state-of-the-art classrooms and production facilities. It also houses a full-size, HD-capable video production studio and control room; two industry standard ProTools equipped multi-track audio recording studios; sound isolation booths and an array of musical instruments; a 5-point surround editing and layback studio; the Butler Collegian Newsroom, the Speaker's Lab, and a student-centered strategic communication agency-like work space. In nearby Jordan Hall, the College of Communication additionally supports the Butler Speech-Language Clinic, an Audiology Lab, and the Speech Research Laboratory.

CCOM Internship

Experiential Learning

Learning extends beyond the classroom in the College of Communication. Students enjoy a wide range of opportunities to acquire valuable firsthand experiences on and off campus. Besides activities available in our state-of-the-art facilities, students choose from literally hundreds of available internships  in Indianapolis, nationwide, and abroad.

Bulldog Blitz

Student Media

The College of Communication provides practical experience through many student-run media outlets. These include the weekly newspaper The Butler Collegian, the video production company Indy Blue Video, online shows from Butler360Sports, webcasts on butlersports.com, and the online campus radio station Indy Blue Radio.

American Sign Language

Student Organizations

The College of Communication provides a number of scholarly and professional organizations for students to learn valuable leadership skills and hone their craft. Examples include the Ad Club, American Sign Language Club, Audio Engineering Society, the Bright Blue Marketing and Communciation Agency (currently going through a re-branding), Lambda Pi Eta (the Communication National Honor Society), the Music Entertainment Industry Association, the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association, and the Public Relations Student Society of America.