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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

  • Communication Studies
  • Multimedia Film & Production
  • Multimedia Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Theatre

Questions?

Dr. Melanie Stone,
Assistant Chair, 
mstone@georgiasouthern.edu

Armstrong Campus

  • Communication Studies
  • Theatre

Questions?

Professor Pamela Sears,
Interim Department Chair,
psears@georgiasouthern.edu

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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.

Noah Autrey received top paper award at the 2021 Theodore Clevenger Jr Undergraduate Honors Conference with the Southern States Communication Association
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.

News:

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Each 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.

Note to Theatre Students:

For the fall we have made several changes to the season. At this point Spring will happen as planned, with the caveat that nothing in these times happens as planned so be prepared to adapt. Read more about our adaptions. 

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Assistant professor of Multimedia Film & Production Abbey Hoekzema’s film “Mentor,” which is based in Savannah, was picked up by Reel South and will run on PBS. Read more about Abbey Hoekzema’s film “Mentor.”

Click here to watch it on PBS.

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
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Upcoming Events

Theatre 2020-2021 Season

Social Creatures by Jackie Sibblies Drury Directed by Nicholas Newell 
Streaming Wednesday, Oct. 7, to Wednesday, Oct. 14.
During a global pandemic that turns the infected into cannibalistic zombies, seven survivors find safety in an abandoned theatre. When a lone traveler who is different from the others enters their camp, it forces all of them to question what they have and will do to survive and what truly makes a monster.  A surprisingly prophetic dark comedy from Pulitzer Prizewinning playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury 

Touch A Devised Production Directed by Lisa Abbott 
Streaming Wednesday, Nov. 11, to Sunday, Nov. 15.
What do you do in a world where you cannot touch? A performance created by the cast around the theme of touch in a society where social distancing is the new normal.

Our Town  by Thorton Wilder Directed by Dr. Sarah McCarroll   
Runs Wednesday, Feb. 24, to Sunday, Feb. 28, in the Center for Art and Theatre.
Thornton Wilder’s Our Town shows the moments – small and large – that combine to make up the lives in an American town. From birth and school years, through courting and marriage, to death and, ultimately, the constants that remain when we are gone, the play reminds us to pay attention to the little things, because time moves quickly and tomorrow is not promised to us.   

Slingsong  by Jim Magnuson Directed by Nicholas Newell, Produced by Mical Whitaker.
Runs Wednesday, April 21, to Sunday, April 25, in the Center for Art and Theatre
Commissioned to perform in New York at the 50th Anniversary of the Lincoln Center summer series in 2021, Slingsong is a musical play adapted loosely from the biblical story of David and Goliath.

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, info@arts-accredit.org