College of Communication

Where great stories begin.

Learning how to communicate effectively and gain insight into the way modern communication affects society—that takes the right tools. It takes an educational environment that is collaborative and forward-thinking. It takes curricula that prepares us for the moments right in front of us and those too far out to see. It takes guidance from the best minds in their fields. And, most importantly, it takes practice.

The College of Communication delivers on all of that so you too can deliver in your chosen field, whether that’s as a journalist, audiologist, media artist, speech pathologist, or something else entirely.

Students in our programs have numerous opportunities to mold their path with experiences critical to their development.

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Tools of the Trade

Our approach to communication is increasingly sophisticated—and so are the tools we use to communicate effectively. Each of our programs rely on resources and facilities you’re likely to encounter in the real world. Like our full-size, HD studio and control room. Or our ProTools-equipped recording studio. And the on-campus clinical services provided at our Audiology Clinic, Butler Aphasia Community, and other community resources.

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You’ll go places—our placement rate proves it.
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Internship sites in Indianapolis and beyond.
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Students helped every year in the Speaker’s Lab.

Advanced strategy, degrees to match

Build your career and help your organization achieve its communication goals with a graduate degree from Butler. Learn skills based in the worlds of public relations and advertising in our master’s in Strategic Communication and 12-credit-hour graduate certificate program, both offered entirely online.

Alumni Spotlight

“My CCOM professors were very encouraging and helped me explore the many opportunities a Strategic Communication degree could provide.”

Hailey Radakovitz, a 2021 Strategic Communication grad, credits her CCOM coursework as a key to helping her land her current position as a Marketing Manager at a digital marketing agency.

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Real-World Experience

“Students will graduate with unique experiences on their resumes.”

If you’re interested in acquiring valuable hands-on experience in live sports production and event coverage, there’s never been a better time to be a CCOM student. The acquisition of a new production truck—which is equipped with a robust network for live streaming, an integrated intercom system,  broadcast cameras, and more—means you can truly learn while doing.

College of Communication production truck