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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.

Armstrong Campus

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:

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.
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. 
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 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
Past News Items

Upcoming Events

Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers

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Director: Betsy West and Julie Cohen
Trailer: https://youtu.be/WZOfYTOtfig
IN PERSON Screening and Filmmaker Q&A Monday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m., Sanford Hall 1002
Proper Pronouns
Director: Meg Daniels
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/347854141
IN PERSON Screening and Filmmaker Q&A Thursday, March 3, 7 p.m., Sanford Hall 1002
Lily Topples the World
Director: Jeremy Workman
https://youtu.be/y6BUbCK1IWU

IN PERSON Screening and Filmmaker Q&A Monday, April 11, 7 p.m., Sanford Hall 1002
Virtual Screening Dates: Sunday, April 24, – Wednesday, April 27
Student Screenings:
Senior Project Pitches: TBA
Documentary Writing and Production Class Screening: Sunday, May 1, 7 p.m., Sanford Hall 1002
Senior Project Film Screening: TBA

Theatre 2022 Season

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Wednesday, Feb. 23, through Saturday, Feb. 26: Time Flies and Other Shorts by David Ives, Armstrong Campus
Student-Directed Show Jenkins Hall Black Box, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: General Admission $12, Military/Seniors $10, Student, Faculty and Staff Free

Playwright David Ives’s follow-up collection to the award-winning collection All in the Timing pushes his gift for wacky one-act comedy to new heights: two mayflies on a date realize they have only twenty-four hours to live; a washing-machine repairman falls in love with a perfect washer (should he tell his girlfriend?); an out-of-work shmo decides to spend his day being painter Edgar Degas; two Babylonian blue-collar workers have to build the Tower of Babel — or else. Zany, thought-provoking, and always original, this anthology brings together all the one-acts from the Off-Broadway hit Mere Mortals and from the all-new Lives of the Saints, as well as several new and uncollected plays, including Bolero, Arabian Nights (which premiered at the celebrated Humana Festival in Louisville), The Green Hill, and Captive Audience.
Our Town by Thornton WilderWednesday, Feb. 23, to Sunday, Feb. 27, Statesboro Campus
Our Town Directed by Dr. Sarah McCarroll
 
Center for Art and Theatre Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. except for Sunday Matinee at 2 p.m.
For reservations and information, please call the box office at 912-478-5379 or purchase tickets online.
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Thursday, April 7, through Saturday, April 9: Carrie the Musical, Armstrong Campus
Jenkins Mainstage, 7:30 p.m. April 10 3 p.m.

Tickets: General Admission $15, Military/Seniors $12, Student, Faculty and Staff Free

Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she’s an outcast who’s bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she’s at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie’s just discovered she’s got a special power, and if pushed too far, she’s not afraid to use it…
Urban Rabbit Chronicles by Steve HarperWednesday, Apr. 20, to Sunday, Apr. 24, Statesboro Campus
Urban Rabbit Chronicles 
Directed by Nicholas Newell
 
Center for Art and Theatre Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. except for Sunday Matinee at 2 p.m.
For reservations and information, please call the box office at 912-478-5379 or purchase 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, info@arts-accredit.org