University of Wisconsin–Madison

Communications, Arts & Entertainment

L&S students and alumni have the knowledge and skills to be successful in communications, arts & entertainment fields. In fact, many employers seek out liberal arts students to meet the unique needs of their organization. Figure out how your L&S degree could translate into a career in advertising, publishing, entertainment, museums, or the arts.

My liberal arts education has taught me the importance of communication and understanding different perspectives, which I've been able to apply to my internship experiences. As an intern at the Madison Public Library Foundation , it's important to be able to work well with the team and ask questions as you further develop your skills and discover your passions.

Grace Featherstone, L&S Communication Arts Major 2017

Check Out Related L&S Courses

There are a wide array of courses open to L&S student that will help you explore careers in Communications, Arts & Entertainment. Check them out to gain insight and earn academic credit:

How the mass media are organized and how they function in modern society; their technological basis, economic and political foundations, and social implications. Learn more and register at MyUW.

This online undergraduate course, open to Communication Arts majors, accompanies field experiences supplementary to the academic study of communication. Field experiences or “internships” might include positions at local television or radio stations, advertising agencies, non-profit organizations or communication-related businesses. Learn more and register at MyU W.

Making Connections

Student/Professional Organizations

UW-Madison has a variety of student and professional organizations in general communication, advertisting, publishing, entertainment and the arts for student to consider joining.

Badger Career Coaches

Badger career coaches are here to help you with your resume, expand your network, provide helpful advice.

Graduate School Resources

You might be thinking about graduate work beyond your bachelors degree. Take a look at the application process and things to consider before you apply