The Department of Communication Arts, the largest department in the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, 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.

Communication Arts Faculty

Virtually tour Sanford Hall.
Sanford Hall’s adaptive re-use listed among the notable projects completed in Statesboro during 2014. Read about these projects here.
Read the latest Comm Arts Talk newsletter


Georgia Southern’s powerful production of David Mamet’s play, “Race,” has garnered national attention from The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

In January, “Race” was one of only four productions selected for performance at The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), Region IV, held at the Albany Municipal Auditorium in Albany, Georgia, Feb. 3 – 7. The KCACTF chose “Race” from among more than 60 productions in Region IV, which includes colleges and universities from southern Virginia down to Florida, as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

GlobeSummer 2015 Study Abroad opportunities to Montepulciano, Italy, with Dr. Bourland-Davis and London, England, with Prof. Groover. Click here for more information.
Professor Kent Murray passed away this summer. Donations are being accepted for the Kent Murray TV Studio fund to name our new Sanford TV studio after Kent. The studio is a new facility he dreamed of and planned for over the past 30 years. He designed the current facility, but unfortunately, did not get to teach in it.  Designate Foundation Account #3736


Attention Students:

As you are registering for your classes, keep the following changes in mind:

JOUR — now under either MMJ or COMM

MMC — now under either MMFP or COMM

If you are registering for THEA 5530 you will need to contact Professor Abbott to get an override into the course.

Upcoming Events:


30 years of African American Theatre at Georgia Southern University
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Retrospective Exhibit

April 27 – May 2          Center for Art & Theatre  Free

Theatre & Performance is proud to present a celebration of the exploration of African American Theatre on the Georgia Southern stage. The exhibit will include set and costume pieces from past productions, video and photo displays, and live performances of scene work from selected plays. The exhibit will be open from 9am to 5pm with special times TBA for performances.

Saturday, May 2 at 7 p.m. join us for a performance of selected scenes highlighting the past productions centered around African American Theatre. Current students and alumni will perform in these visits to the GSU stage over the past thirty years.  The evening will be hosted by Actor Bob Gossett.

Admission is free with donations encouraged for the new 

Mical Whitaker African American Theatre Scholarship fund.


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Congratulations all the Theatre Students who represented GSU so well at the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival. Special applause to Teundras Oaks for receiving first place in the Dramaturgical Fellowship and earning a trip to the national festival in Washington, D.C.   Olivia Carter for Honorable Mention in Applied Technology, Properties Design, Brandon Muggy for Honorable Mention, Stage Management, Sally Henry for Honorable Mention Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy,
Congratulations to Christian Washington and Mallory Taylor. They won an award for a video they produced for the Adobe Challenge Competition.



Georgia Southern Theatre & Performance presents the magic of Metamorphoses.
Communication Arts alumni named to the 40 Under 40 Class of 2014
 Combined course teaches students how to direct, act for camera 


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