Speech Communication and Theatre Arts
In the Speech Communication concentration, students enroll for a variety of courses, including interpersonal communication, small group discussion, and rhetorical criticism. Since the study and practice of communication are grounded in both the humanities and the social sciences, majors are also encouraged to include such related subjects as aesthetics, ethics, philosophy, logic, literature, and research methods in their programs.
Students interested in a concentration in Theater Arts can pursue one of two areas: Acting or Technical Theatre. In the Acting area, we offer a mixture of courses, including History of Theatre, Basic Acting, and Theatre Practice. For the Technical area, students receive on-hands training in scenery, costumes, sound, and lighting. Theatre Arts students also play a major role in the production of annual college performances.
Prospective majors should meet with the program coordinator as early as possible to design an approved concentration plan.