Through studying the art and science of communication, we learn how to express ourselves with honesty and integrity.

Overview

In communication arts and sciences, you can choose from seven majors, three minors and several related programs to focus your study.

Majors include:

Minors include:

Also see:

Careers in Communication Arts and Sciences

  • Film Critic
  • Director
  • Journalist
  • Office Manager
  • Publicist
  • Editor

See job placement rates for Calvin grads.

Student involvement

Join Calvin Video Network; write for the Chimes or Dialogue; do Improv; help out with Prism, Calvin's year book; join the Film Arts Committee.

Scholarships

Dollar amounts reflect awards given for the 2014-15 academic year.

Ervina Boeve' Scholarship for Theatre Arts
Bob and Carol Buist Family Scholarship
Calvin Media Scholarship
CAS Department Mentoring Scholarship
  • award amount: $1,800
  • first-year
  • HS GPA of 3.00+
  • financial need not required; demonstrate leadership potential for the communication industry
  • apply through the communication arts and sciences department by February 1
James and Arthea DeBoer Arts and Media Scholarship
  • award amount: $4,000
  • junior or senior
  • GPA of 3.00+
  • financial need not required; be a graduate of Timothy Christian HS (Elmhurst, IL) or Holland Christian HS (Holland, MI)
  • automatic consideration
Gospel Communications International/Billy Zeoli Scholarship in Christian Media and Communication
Gospel Communications International/Quentin J. Schultze Scholarship in Faith and Communication
  • award amount: $2,700
  • sophomore or junior
  • GPA of 2.50+
  • financial need considered; demonstrate academic, professioinal and spiritual promise for a successful career in the field of communication
  • apply through the communication arts and sciences department
David J. Holquist Scholarship
  • award amount: $1,500
  • junior or senior
  • GPA of 3.00+
  • financial need not required; preference to those working with victims of injustice/personal tragedy
  • apply through the communication arts and sciences department
Media and Christianity Scholarship
John Miller Scholarship
William and Matilda Monsma Scholarship
  • award amount: $2,300
  • sophomore, junior, or senior
  • GPA of 3.00+
  • financial need required; preference to students from the South Chicago area
  • apply through the Calvin Portal
Ann Janssen Noteboom Scholarship
Larry and Sharlene Nyhoff Scholarship in Computer Science
Kenneth and Phyllis Timmer Family Scholarship
  • award amount: $2,500
  • junior
  • GPA of 2.50+
  • financial need considered; Michigan resident
  • automatic consideration
Triemstra Media Scholarship
Phyllis Den Braber Van Andel CAS Scholarship
  • award amount: $2,500
  • junior or senior
  • GPA of 2.50+
  • financial need required; first preference to those pursuing a theatre major; second preference to those pursuing a major in film or media studies
  • apply through the communication arts and sciences department
Grace Dykstra Vellenga Scholarship
  • award amount: $2,100
  • junior or senior
  • GPA of 3.00+
  • financial need required; preference to those majoring in telecommunications and are planning a career in Christian media
  • apply through the communication arts and sciences department
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Faculty

Talk to us

Kathi Groenendyk Kathi Groenendyk
Department Chair
Department of Communication Arts & Sciences
DC 250A
kgroenen@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6317

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