STOU recognized the necessity of providing programs in communication, and established the School of Communication Arts in 1984. Because it is a distance learning institution, STOU has significant interest and experience in using media to communicate effectively. Students are not only able to learn important theory in communication arts, but they are also provided with opportunities for hands-on learning through the university’s own facilities, like the Educational Broadcasting Production Center. Collaborations with professionals in the communication industry, such as award-winning directors and leading newspaper editors, also supplement students’ practical learning.
School of Communication Arts offers an undergraduate program (BA. in Communication Arts) and two graduate programs (MA. and Ph.D.). All of them are in Thai language. Until 2015 the school started offering its first international program, MA. in Communication Arts for ASEAN, with a fully online-based learning system.