Communication Arts

College of Arts and Humanities


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Georgia Southern instruction is online-only for the summer semester. Visit our COVID-19 response page for full information.

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

Dr. Melanie Stone, Assistant Chair,

Armstrong Campus

  • Communication Studies
  • Theatre

Professor Pamela Sears, Assistant Chair,



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 here. 

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is BRYCEH-web.jpgBryce Hargrove was selected to be one of eight students nationwide to attend the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival National meeting in Washington, D.C. as a part of the ASPIRE program. Read more here.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Mentor.pngAssistant 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 here.

Click here to watch it on PBS.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is PCL-grads.jpgCongratulations to the first PCL graduates from the Statesboro Campus! L-R Mariana Ranzahuer, Autumn Callahan, and Vivian Aaron. 

Mariana and Autumn are also double eagles. Congratulations ladies!

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Mikayla-Chess1.jpgCongratulations to alumna Mikayla Chess who was recently crowned Miss Black Ohio 2019. She will now compete in Miss Black America 2020. She graduated Cum Laude May 12, 2019, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Journalism and a minor in public relations. Read more here.

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.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Matthew-Hashiguchi.jpgAssistant professor of Multimedia Film & Production Matt Hashiguchi’s documentary, “The Only Doctor,” received a 2019 Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund Award from the Tribeca Film Institute. The story takes place in Clay County, one of Georgia’s poorest and unhealthiest counties, and follows Dr. Karen Kinsell as she struggles to keep her rural clinic open to provide the only local healthcare in the entire county. For more information on the award, and other recipients, click here.


This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is sarahmccaroll.jpgDr. Sarah McCarroll, assistant professor of theatre, was highlighted in the Statera Member Spotlight. Read the story here.

Georgia Southern’s Communication Arts students have created Sincerely, Southern: A Communication Arts Department Magazine. Click here to visit the site.
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The Theatre Program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21  Reston, VA 20190-5248 

Communication Arts Department • PO Box 8091; Statesboro, GA 30460 •