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Communication Arts

44,006 Dollars

207 Gifts

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Available matches and challenges have been met. Please continue to show your support to help this campaign make an even greater impact!

Communication Arts Challenge


Kelly Kahl is excited to issue a $10,000 challenge. The first 175 gifts for the 175th anniversary to the Communication Arts department during Day of the Badger will help unlock an additional $10,000 gift toward the school’s greatest needs.

Communication Arts

Students in the Department of Communication Arts investigate the production and consumption of communication in all its forms, including digital media, film, television, games, comics, political discourse, and interpersonal communication. Our students learn to harness the power of media and communication to influence and impact the world in which we live, attuned to their effects and aesthetics as well as the industries and technologies that have historically shaped them. Our mission is to train communication scholars and practitioners who make a positive difference in the world. We accomplish this not just through our undergraduate and graduate degree programs, but also through two certificates: digital studies and digital cinema production.  

Your gift will help support tomorrow’s brightest media professionals and communication researchers as they learn to make critical and informed use of the powerful communication platforms all around us. Our current funding priorities include:  

  • investing in the development of new courses, internships, and even off-campus programs to ensure our students’ career readiness;  
  • creating new awards and scholarships to increase access to the world-class education and mentorship we provide;  
  • developing new outreach programs and research projects to grow our community and increase our impact beyond campus; and  
  • expanding the department’s research capacity to supercharge our recent successes in securing top external grants.   

By supporting these and other initiatives, you can play a direct role in realizing our vision of changing the world through more effective communication.  

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