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, Journalism, Multimedia  Communication (information, production and film), Public Relations, and Theatre.  They work together and with faculty on research projects, state-of-the-art productions, events, online news outlets, and broadcasts.


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.

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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:

“The Birds”Ancient Greek Comedy Takes Over the University’s Black Box Theatre Directed by Lisa L. Abbott “The Birds” is a comedy by Greek playwright Aristophanes. First performed in Athens in 414 BCE , the timeless story follows Pithetaerus, an Athenian slacker and opportunist, who with the help of his cowardly sidekick Euelpides, persuades Epops, the King of the Birds to have all the world’s birds create a new city in the sky called Cloud Cuckoo Land. While attempting this great feat, Pithetaerus is met with many of the pests that he left Athens hoping to avoid.  In addition, he hopes to control the gods as they previously controlled mankind; and if he can survive certain death, a Beatnik Poet, an oracle-monger with prophecies for sale, a Real Estate Man, an Inspector, a Lawyer, and a whirlwind one-sided romance with an airhead goddess he may just get the chance. “The Birds”runs Thursday, June 12, Friday, June 13,  and Saturday, June 14. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m.  Free Admission 


Congratulations to Christian Washington and Mallory Taylor. They won an award for a video they produced for the Adobe Challenge Competition.
Congratulations to the following Theatre program student who were nominated for their work on Hamlet: Irene Ryan Acting Nominees: Tsiambwom Akuchu (Hamlet) Colin Hancock (Polonius) and Whitaker Gardner (Claudius). Dramaturgs Katie Pearson and Tajh Oates. Stage Manager Brandon Muggy. Properties Designer Olivia Carter. Sound Designer Andrew Brantley.



Alumnus James Kicklighter featured in South MagazineJames Kicklighter - South Magazine
Whitaker inducted into Georgia Theatre Hall of Fame



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