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.

You’ll go places—our placement rate proves it.
Internship sites in Indianapolis and beyond.
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Launch Experience

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.

Leadership Update

Joseph M. Valenzano III has been selected to serve as Butler University’s Dean of the College of Communication. He replaces Brooke Barnett, who was elevated to the role of Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. Valenzano comes to Butler from the University of Dayton, where he most recently served as professor and Chair of the Department of Communication.

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Student Spotlight

Katerina Anderson, a sophomore Strategic Communication and Music Industry Studies double major, says she would not be on her current track without the help from faculty in the College of Communication.

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