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The Department of Communication Arts, located within the College of Arts & Humanities, provides a forum through which students can develop life skills such as confidence in oral and written presentations, communication skills, and critical analysis and problem-solving skills. Students in the Department represent a broad spectrum of majors, interests, and career possibilities in Communication Arts, Communication Studies, Multimedia Film & Production, Multimedia Journalism, Public Relations, and Theatre.  They work together and with faculty on research projects, state-of-the-art productions, events, online news outlets, and broadcasts.

Degree programs are offered on the Statesboro and Armstrong campuses.

Statesboro Campus


Professor Pamela Sears,
Department Chair,

Dr. Melanie Stone,
Assistant Chair,

Armstrong Campus

Upcoming Events

A conversation with playwright Chris Mixon

“Female protagonists in the twenty-first century: A conversation with playwright Chris Mixon”

Thursday, March 21, 4 p.m.

Statesboro Campus, Sanford Hall Room 1002

The event is presented by the Campus Life Enrichment Committee, Theatre and Performance, Theatre South, Writing and Linguistics, Literature, and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies

Theatre 2022-23 Season

Theatre Productions (all show times: Wed-Sat 7:30 p.m. & Sun 2 p.m.):
Carrie Girl by Chris Mixon, adapted from Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie – Apr. 12-16, CAT Black Box, Directed by Sarah McCarroll, tickets online
Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage March 30- April 1, 7:30 p.m. April 2, 3 p.m., Jenkins Theatre, Directed by: Teresa-Michelle W. Jackson, tickets online

The Theatre Program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21  Reston, VA 20190-5248  703-437-0700,


Public Relations Society of American awards Certification in Education for Public Relations to Georgia Southern UniversityIn 2021, the public relations area received Certification in Education for Public Relations (CEPR) from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Read more here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is students-filming-reality-show.jpgEach year,  Dean Cummings challenges his Multi-Media & Film Production students with creating a TV show pilot. But because of the coronavirus, they were presented a new challenge. Read more about the new challenge.
The Georgia Southern Department of Communication Arts recently received an “A” grade for its commitment to providing its students with coursework in mass communication history from the American Journalism Historians Association.
Georgia Southern’s Communication Arts students have created Sincerely, Southern: A Communication Arts Department Magazine. Click here to visit the site.
Read the latest Comm Arts Talk newsletter
Past News Items
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Alumnus James Kicklighter’s documentary examines first transgender singer in opera history to perform in a principal role. Read more here.

Comm Arts congratulates Mical Whitaker 2021 Averitt Center Legend of the Arts
We congratulate Mical Whitaker, assistant professor emeritus, 2021 Averitt Center
Legend of the Arts
Join the Communication Arts Honors Cohort. Scan the QR code to apply.