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Professional Communication Concentration

This concentration gives students the opportunity to focus their career goals in the following areas: public relations, advertising, marketing communications, multimedia and document design and professional leadership. Each course in the concentration combines conceptual study, creative process and a practical application to prepare our graduates for the expectations of professional communication environments. Within their first year of study, students will produce professional caliber client work and will have the opportunity to be critiqued by experienced professionals throughout the program.

The reason I chose to come to Fitchburg State was for their Professional Communication concentration. I looked at numerous schools in my college search and this concentration truly does stand alone. A student can sculpt this major to their passions whether it is writing and graphic design or advertising and business. This unique coursework is really not offered anywhere else and I am so glad I chose to come here.

Julia Kayal, Professional Communication Concentration Student

Required Courses
COMM 3010 - Introduction to Professional Communication OR
COMM 3860 - Writing for Business and Technology
COMM - 3304 Interactive Media Project Design

COMM 3430 - Writing for Advertising
COMM 3460 - Public Relations
COMM 3470 - Document Design

Elective Courses
COMM 4211 - Writing for the Professional Artist
COMM 2800 - Journalism
COMM 3870 - Feature and Magazine Writing

For more information, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.


Each year students are given the opportunity to submit original work to be juried and possibly selected for our honors art exhibition, VISIONS. This is a showcase of the year's best student work. VISIONS involves a gallery exhibition and a film/video screening.