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

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


Open House & Tailgate

To celebrate our move into Sanford Hall, the Department of Communication Arts is hosting an alumni BBQ tailgate and open house Saturday, Sept. 6, at 3 p.m.

Tickets for the BBQ are $15 for adults and $10 for children. Sanford Hall t-shirts are also available for $15. To purchase tickets, contact Carol Deal at 912-478-5138 by Friday, Aug. 29.

Click here for more details.


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:

 Auditions for Fall Theatre Productions – “Race” by David Mamet and “The Government Inspector” by Nikolai Gogol are Wednesday, Aug. 20, and Thursday, Aug. 21, by appointment at the Black Box Theatre in the Center for Art & Theatre. 
 WHAM! BAM! PLAY SLAM!  24 HOUR PLAY FESTIVAL Students interested in participating can join us at the Black Box Theatre on Friday Night August, 22nd at 7pm for pizza and games. Writers will get assigned directors and casts and on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 7:30 p.m. the doors open for performance – Free!


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.



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



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