Communication and Language Studies
About this Department
Effective communicators increasingly are in demand to direct the exchange of information that drives our diverse world. Our mission is to foster knowledge through research, teaching and the practice of message design, critical thinking, global and digital competencies, for professional and personal success.
Our department boasts a diverse faculty of esteemed scholars, industry professionals, and experienced researchers who are at the forefront of innovative teaching and practical application in the fields of communication and modern language. With their guidance, you will gain a deeper understanding of the multifaceted nature of communication and language in today’s rapidly evolving world.
We are a dynamic academic hub dedicated to exploring the intricacies of human communication and language. Practical application is a cornerstone of our philosophy. You have access to state-of-the-art media and language labs, engage in experiential learning through internships, and collaborate with industry professionals to gain real-world insights.
Whether directing a documentary or filming affiliate marketing content for social media, our state-of-the-art production facilities and techniques allow students to create content for a variety of platforms. Production courses offer a hands-on, media focused curriculum covering all areas from broadcast to broadband, talk radio to podcasts, news to sports, and streaming to social media.
Unravel the dynamics of language acquisition and it's role in shaping identities and cultures with the option to study at hundreds of academic institutions in nearly 50 countries through Bryant’s extensive study abroad opportunities, which includes our distinctive Sophomore International Experience, a course on business and cultural norms that concludes with a two-week faculty-escorted trip abroad.
Social and Cultural Connnections
From practicing Chinese with native speakers at the Chinese Tea Table to collaborating with faculty and students in hosting the annual Providence Latin American Film Festival, we sponsor events and support a variety of clubs and organizations that offer opportunities to engage in language and culture outside of the classroom.
Our distinguished faculty include award-winning educators and mentors with backgrounds in journalism, radio and broadcast production, and health science research. Among them is:
Associate Professor of Communication
Communication and Language Studies (News Feed)
Danielle Chisholm ’23
Andrea Skawinski ’20
Jack Wagstaff ’26
Where Our Students Go
Graduates of Bryant's programs within the Communication and Language Studies Department go on to prestigious graduate schools and are in demand by business, government, and nonprofit organizations.