The school of communication art is the home to academic disciplines that deal with processes of human communication. These disciplines encompass a range of topics, from face-to-face conversation to mass media outlets, such as television broadcasting. Communication art shares with cultural studies an interest in how messages are interpreted through the political, cultural, economic, semiotic and social dimensions of their contexts.
Mass communication is regularly associated with media influence or media effects, and media studies. Mass communication is a branch of social science that falls under the larger umbrella of communication art.