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

The Department of Communications welcomes alumna Colleen McNally! McNally is a journalism alumna and currently works with Points North magazine in Atlanta. She will be speaking to the Public Interest Journalism course at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, in Sanford Hall Room 2002.
GlobeSummer 2015 Study Abroad opportunities to Montepulciano, Italy, with Dr. Bourland-Davis and London, England, with Prof. Groover. Click here for more information.
W_Kent_MurrayIt is with a heavy heart the Department of Communication Arts shares the passing of Professor Kent Murray. Murray has been with the department since 1985 & will be very much missed.During A Day for Southern consider giving to 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.  #3736 from


Attention Students:

As you are registering for your Fall 2014 classes, keep the following changes in mind:

JOUR — now under either MMJ or COMM

MMC — now under either MMFP or COMM

Upcoming Events:

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The Government Inspector – Center for Art & Theatre – Nov. 12 – 19, 7:30 p.m.
2 p.m. Sunday matinee

Call 912-478-5379 for reservations or visit

Theatre & Performance to purchase tickets online.

Nikoli Gogol’s comic masterpiece The Government Inspector is as relevant a satire on immoral leadership as when it was written in 1836.  When the corrupt government of a small town mistakes a down on his luck gambler for the secret inspector sent to investigate them, there is no end to what they will not do to get on his good side.  Vladimir Nabokov called The Government Inspector “the greatest play written in the Russian language” and a new adaptation by American playwright by Jeffery Hatcher gives the play a contemporary edge that highlights the timeless nature of this farcical roller coaster ride of bribes, seduction, and greed. Gogol’s play is so funny that you almost forget what a scathing a social commentary it is.  While the same abuse of power Gogol sought to expose and ridicule is alive and well in the world today, he still invites us to laugh and laugh hard at its expense.

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Congratulations to the Production team and cast of the Theatre South Production of Almost, Maine. Nominated for Kennedy Center / American College Theatre awards were Student Director Ibiwumi Owolabi, Actors Rebecca Frost and Michael Conner, Stage Manager Brandon Muggy, and Costume Designer Anna Salim.


Congratulations to Christian Washington and Mallory Taylor. They won an award for a video they produced for the Adobe Challenge Competition.



Communication Arts alumni named to the 40 Under 40 Class of 2014



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