Communication Design

This unique, interdisciplinary department represents several disciplines; including graphic design, broadcasting, video production, photography, new media, mass communication studies, and instructional design and technology. This breadth provides a more complete perspective on how the field you choose fits into the wider world of communications. Our talented and experienced faculty have distinguished academic and professional reputations in their fields. All are dedicated teachers.

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Design


Graphic Design
Mass Communication Design
Media Arts


Communication Design
Instructional Design and Technology
Photographic Studies (offered through the Art Department)

Student Internships

The communication intern programs are intended as a transition between school and the work setting.Internships provide you with academic credit while pursuing on-the-job learning experiences in the communication field. Internship assignments are available throughout California as well as nationally in such areas as Washington D.C., Boston, and New York.


Tenure Track Opening - Graphic Design

The Department of Communication Design is currently searching for an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and Digital Media. Starting date - August, 2014.  More>>



Faculty and Advisor Office Hours

Visit the CDES Department office in Tehama Hall room 205 for a list of faculty office hours. Office hours are also posted on the bulletin board outside of the department office.

CDES Mailing List

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The College of Communication and Education awarded students more than $105,000 in scholarship aid for the 2010-11 academic year.