The way an organization communicates can be the key to its success or failure. Communication Management and Design is a unique major designed for students who want to lead creative and strategic communication functions for companies and organizations of various sizes. The degree provides students with the fundamental principles and skills used in the management, strategy and design of communication for organizations.

Classes teach critical thinking, problem solving, and innovation - skills that are applied to key communication areas such as reputation management and branding, employee communication and training, digital design, and event planning. Students learn to connect creative ideas with business strategy in order to design effective communication solutions, initiatives, and campaigns that help organizations succeed.

Our graduates get jobs as event planners, social media specialists, corporate communication coordinators and specialists, user interface and experience designers, community relations associates, instructional designers, corporate training specialists, public relations point persons, and many more.

Check out our new minor in Live Event Design and Management, combining courses in CMD with advertising/PR, music, theatrical design, live television production, and sports media.

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CMD is in the department of Strategic Communication in the Roy H. Park School of Communications. The department of Strategic Communication has two majors; Communication Management and Design and Integrated Marketing Communications.