Communication Arts Areas of Study

Communication with a focus on community

Communication Arts programs at Trinity shapes students who are effective at listening and telling in all aspects of their lives. Taught with a Christian perspective, Communication Arts classes build leaders who seek the good of the other in all interactions, can critique mass media, make thoughtful decisions, and speak, listen, and create with integrity.


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Business Communication

If you have a passion for the world of business and communication, a degree from Trinity will set you on the right path.

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Communication Arts

Through a degree in communication arts, you will study the foundations of human communication, mass media and society, and the basics of journalism.

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Health Communication

If you have a passion to improve people’s health and a love of designing and implementing messages, Trinity’s B.A. degree in Health Communication allows you to combine your interests.



Communication Arts Minor

Get a minor in Communication Arts Be a communicator who is a Christian and engages culture critically with a Kingdom vision. That is the mission of the communication arts program minor offering. Students are supported in their diverse interests and career goals through the multiple options to explore contexts, theories, and applications, as well as … Continue reading "Communication Arts Minor"

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With a minor in theatre in Trinity, you will study the greatest playwrights in the English language, as well as principles of theatre and production design.

Department Chair

Craig Mattson

Professor of Communication Arts; Department Chair; Co-Director of the Honors Program
Phone: 708.239.4881    Email:

Dr. Craig Mattson is a rhetorician, and he studies how messages work, how they form relationships, how they create worlds, and how they open possibilities. Recently, he has been studying corporate rhetorics of social responsibility—rhetorics that work collectively, extra-personally, and communally.