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.






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Professor Kent Murray passed away in summer 2014. 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


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The Georgia Southern University Theatre and Performance Program received several national awards in April from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for their production of “She Kills Monsters.” Read the story here.
Assistant Professor of Multimedia and Film Production Matt Hashiguchi’s film “Good Luck Soup” will broadcast nationally on PBS recently. Read more about this airing here. For more information on Hashiguchi’s project, click here.

commercialDamien Henderson, Ozzie Bunbury, and Darius Smith, students in the Media II Production class created an advertisement for the Communication Arts Department. Click here to view the commercial.

Alumnus James Kicklighter “Publicity, My Public Relations Degree and Film
“Shaky Ground,” a short-form documentary produced by Multimedia Film & Production Applications students, places third at the Georgia Communications Association annual film festival. In collaboration with the Okefenokee Swamp Park and the Public Relations program in Communication Arts, “Shaky Ground” begins with the historical facts surrounding the formation of the Okefenokee Swamp. Then, the documentary shifts to the different types of events, natural and unnatural, that can drastically change the ecosystem that is the Okefenokee Swamp. Finally, the film ends with climate change theories and a snapshot warning for the future. In what will likely be one of his last interviews in his official position, 82 year-old retiring Okefenokeeologist and professor, Don Berryhill, is featured. View the video here.
Professor Matt Hashiguchi served as the director of photography for a short documentary, “A Stakeholders’ Strike,” which The New York Times recently published. Click here to watch the film.
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