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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


Professor Pamela Sears,
Interim Department Chair,

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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.

Upcoming Events

Jackie Sibblies Drury

Thursday, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., Nessmith-Lane Conference Center Ballroom
Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury, will discuss her play “Fairview” which recently completed its run on the Statesboro Campus.

Friday, Oct. 14, Comm Arts INC, Sanford Hall, beginning at 10 a.m.
Fall Directing Showcase – A collection of 10 minute plays directed by students, Saturday, Dec. 3, 7:30pm, CAT, Free
Advanced Directing Showcase – One Act plays directed by students, Friday, Feb. 24, to Saturday, Feb. 25, 7:30pm, CAT, Free

Theatre 2022-23 Season

Theatre Productions (all show times: Wed-Sat 7:30 p.m. & Sun 2 p.m.):
The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 by John Bishop – Sept. 29- Oct. 2, Jenkins Hall at Armstrong campus, tickets online.
Fairview by Jackie Sibbles Drury – Oct. 5-9, CAT Black Box, Directed by Nicholas Newell, tickets online
Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare – Nov. 9-13, CAT Black Box, Directed by Lisa Abbott, tickets online
Carrie Girl by Chris Mixon, adapted from Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie – Apr. 12-16, CAT Black Box, Directed by Sarah McCarroll, 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.
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.
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