build your professional portfolio through applied client work.
The best way to learn communication skills is to apply them in a real-world context.
The communication capstone project (ESM 449) represents a culmination of the applied skills that Communication focus students learn. This experience helps students build skills and a communication portfolio while working for an external client over ten weeks in spring quarter. Students may also develop their own communication products or expand upon their Master's Group Projects.
Past communication capstones have taken on a diversity of topics and tactics, such as branding and messaging strategy, short films, audience research, educational curricula, outreach strategies, infographics, and museum interactives.
Capstone Project Requirements
Students and potential clients are encouraged to propose communication capstone projects. Successful projects should focus on a clear goal, such as raising awareness, promoting engagement, creating educational opportunities, or compelling individuals to engage in pro-environmental behavior. They must also incorporate at least two of the following:
Narrative / Story development
Development of a communication skill or tool
Spring 2021 capstone projects will run 10 weeks from March 29 - June 4, 2021.
If you have any questions about a potential capstone project, please contact communication program director, Lisa Leombruni.