Department of Communication Arts

Department Programs

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Business and Design
It prepares both business and graphic design students to run their own businesses and to acquire the added skills in both areas when working for companies.
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Chowan University offers a 21 credit-hour drama minor intended to support the student who has an interest in or a passion for the theatre.
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Graphic Design Class
Graphic Design
Graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design degree pursue careers in multimedia design, web design, publishing design, advertising design, art director, and creative director.
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Mass Communication, Communication Studies
Our program offers students the opportunity to build a skill set that will give them the tools to find a rewarding career in mass communication.
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Mass Communication, Sports Media
Our program offers students the opportunity to build a skill set that will give them the tools to find a rewarding career in sports media.
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Studio Art
Studio Art majors take courses in drawing, basic design, painting, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture.
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Studio Art, Pre-Art Therapy
Graduates of the Studio Art – Pre-Art Therapy program pursue their Master’s degrees in post-graduate studies to become certified, licensed therapists and counselors.
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For me, the program gave students everything they needed to not only compete, but excel in the real world job market and workplace scenarios –– in short finding a job and keeping it. Conversely, it is also about who you know, maybe even more so, and the program has a vast network of partnerships that trust the quality output of students each year.
Macaulay Chilaka, Jr. ’15  |  Fujifilm – Graphics Systems Division  |  – Product Demonstrator


The William A. Krueger School of Graphic Communications at Chowan University, housed in the Horner Graphic Communications Center, is a 40,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility that offers curriculum in both print and digital media from graphic design to finishing. This facility includes two fully equipped Mac labs as well as numerous student labs (screenprinting, flexography, offset printing, digital printing, packaging and structural design, photography, etc.). Our award-winning faculty and students have established the Krueger School as a perennial awarding-winning leader in the printing and packaging industry. The Department of Graphic Communications offers students a well-rounded and comprehensive educational experience in the graphic communications, packaging, and imaging industries.

The facilities in Green Hall include a fully equipped Mac Lab for art students featuring Adobe Creative Suite software, spacious classrooms for 2D studio work, like drawing, painting and printmaking studios with equipment for those disciplines, ceramics studio with throwing wheels, a kiln, and other work spaces, two art galleries which feature exhibitions by students and professional artists and a wood shop to create frames for artwork for Studio Art students concentrating in painting, ceramics, or printmaking, and the pre-art therapy track. Art-related fields such as graphic design or graduate studies can be pursued by graduates. The department supports the campus community by contributing to cultural awareness through providing exposure to visual art.

Allison Gupton
Academics, Alumni & Friends, Campus News

Alumna Allison Gupton Serves as Guest Speaker

On Thursday, January 26, alumna Allison Gupton ‘18 served as a guest speaker for the Department of History. Speaking for the series “Living History,” she shared about her work at the Historic Hope Plantation, where she serves as Historian and Senior Docent. Gupton’s talk was titled “A Step Towards Hope.” She shared with the audience.

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Academics, Campus News

Honors College Student Association Gives Back

Chowan University’s Honor College Student Association (HCSA) Co-Presidents Destiny Vaughan and Rachel Van Buren presented a check for $1,000 during the ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house of the newly renamed Chowan University Murf’s Food Pantry on January 31. This donation came on behalf of 134 members who worked together to serve the community while raising.

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Rev. Jonathan "Jay" Augustine gives Rouson Lecture
Academics, Alumni & Friends, Student Life, Campus Ministry, Uncategorized

Rouson Memorial Lecture features Dr. Jonathan “Jay” C. Augustine

On February 1, Rev. Dr. Jonathan “Jay” Augustine was the guest speaker at the Rev. George T. and Mrs. Luvenia B. Rouson Memorial Lecture hosted by Chowan University and the Town of Murfreesboro.  The occasion began with a word of welcome from Minister to the University, Rev. Mari Wiles followed by an invocation by Rev..

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Jennifer Groves Newton Assistant Professor of Graphic Communications; Chair, Department of Communication Arts 252-398-6472

Welcome to the Communication Arts Department at Chowan University. We offer the following degrees: B.S. in Graphic Design, B.S. in Business & Design, B.A. in Mass Communication, Communication Studies, B.A. in Mass Communication, Sports Media, B.A. and B.S. in Studio Art, and B.S. in Studio Art, Pre-Art Therapy. We also offer minors in Drama, Graphic Design, Studio Art, and Studio Art Pre-Art Therapy. Communication Arts students graduate prepared to enter and gainfully contribute to a variety of communication-related fields that combine various media, art, and technology. These fields include but are not limited to graphic design, print and related media, broadcasting, sports media, fine arts, and art therapy. 

Our talented faculty members each bring real-world experience to the classroom, further expanding the student’s learning experience. Students can gain their own real-world, hands-on work experience through internship programs available in most Communication Arts degree programs further preparing students for their careers after graduation.

All Communication Arts programs require students to be highly engaged and involved in their learning. Most concepts are learned and perfected by completing projects – allowing students to not only gain required skills but fine-tune them and realize strengths to later direct career decisions. Students who enjoy hands-on, experiential learning should strongly consider the programs offered within the Department of Communication Arts. 

Meet Communication Arts

Rob Buller
Associate Professor of Art
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Frederick Deets
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Jason Fowler
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
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Jennifer Groves Newton
Assistant Professor of Graphic Communications; Chair, Department of Communication Arts
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Steve Harders
Professor of Communication and Drama
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Dr. Mitchell Henke
Professor of Graphic Communications
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Sam Miller
Dr. Samuel Miller
Associate Professor of Mass Communication
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Christina Rupsch
Adjunct Professor ;
Professor Emerita in Art
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Michelle Surerus
Dr. Michelle Surerus
Professor of Graphic Communications; Director of Chowan Fellows
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