Esports Communication

The Esports Communication minor builds in-demand skills needed for success in the booming world of competitive gaming. In this interdisciplinary minor, students will gain a foundation in esports production, communication, business, marketing, and more, preparing students for a variety of careers in esports. 

In addition to the core set of courses in the minor, you will have the ability to choose specific areas of interest with electives in multimedia graphics, leadership, sales, entrepreneurship, and media analytics.

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Creative Media and Entertainment

Creative Media and Entertainment will provide you with up-to-date conceptual and practical skills in digital media technologies, aesthetics, and industries. You’ll study how experienced decision-makers and media producers create and distribute media to engage audiences and then develop your own content from pre-production planning to finished communication product. You’ll develop a passion for storytelling with the tools to design and produce content for television, film, video, online, and interactive media.

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Pre-Law

If you’re interested in attending law school after completion of your undergraduate degree, you can choose a major that’s of greatest interest to you as law schools recruit from every discipline. Your pre-law advisor will work with you to choose law-related subject matter and also assist with the law school application process.

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English

Studying English at Butler provides four academic tracks: Literature; Creative Writing; Public and Professional Writing; and Literary Theory, Culture, and Criticism. It enjoys a distinguished history and contemporary relevance through our faculty’s significant national publications in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and scholarship. We offer the resources of a large research institution with the benefits of a more intimate private university. Our commitment to small class sizes, passionate teaching, and rigorous individual mentoring builds strong one-to-one relationships between students and faculty and among classmates. Our graduates leave Butler as deep thinkers and communicators, with skills and mindsets suited to a range of careers and lives.

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Marketing

Marketing students will be exposed not only to marketing, but all aspects of business—making our program a truly transformative educational experience. You will learn the latest trends in marketing, including digital marketing, international marketing, and marketing analytics. And the hands-on experience you’ll gain via two internships and coursework set our marketing students up for success. In fact, many firms hire more than one Butler Marketing major at time, and come back year-after-year seeking more Butler talent.

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Art + Design

Butler’s Art + Design program combines the creative practice of visual arts with the discipline of design. This flexible curriculum prepares students for an adaptable career in an ever-changing work landscape. Coursework includes the study of traditional visual art forms, current design practices, hands-on portfolio development starting with your first year, and a required second major or minor.

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Web Design and Development

If you’re interested in shaping the way we interact with technology, you’ll find your calling in our Web Design and Development program. You’ll be immersed in the design and development of the myriad of web technologies we encounter on a daily basis so that you can design better interfaces to respond to the ever-evolving web market. Graduates will enter the workforce with a highly sought-after skill set and the industry experience to propel them to the front of the pack.

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Strategic Communication: Public Relations and Advertising

One of the first programs in the nation to blur the line between public relations and advertising, this major is home to courses that challenge you to develop strong research and analysis skills to help organizations make data-backed decisions to connect with key stakeholders through audience-centric communication.

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Sports Media

In this program, you’ll develop and broaden your skills and understanding of the industry on the field, in the press box, and in the locker room at some of the nation’s biggest sporting events. Offered through the Entertainment Media and Journalism Department, our hands-on approach to sports media provides you with a solid foundation in sports media production, writing, and multimedia storytelling.

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Music Industry Studies

Through practical experience, creative preparation, and in-depth study, you’ll develop the knowledge and experience favored by varied sectors of the music industry, such as concert promoters, venues, music publishers, product manufacturers, radio, performing rights organizations, and talent agencies.

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