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.






Want the inside scoop on journalism? Pulitzer-Prize winner Sonia Nazario will be speaking Tuesday, Feb.28, at 3:30 p.m. in Sanford Hall room 1002. Admission is free.

Alumna Colleen McNally of Points North Magazine will speak Wednesday, March 1, 2;30 p.m. in Sanford Hall room 1002 Come out and hear about magazine editing. Admission is free.

south-arts-logo-clearcornerThe department will host the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers this spring semester. Following is the schedule:

“Shake ‘Em on Down” – Tuesday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m., Sanford Hall Room 1002

“Some Beasts” – Tuesday, March 28, 7 p.m., Sanford Hall Room 1002

“Hunky Dory” – Tuesday, April 25, 7 p.m., Sanford Hall Room 1002

There is free admission to all three screenings.

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.


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The Fall production of She Kills Monsters has been invited to be the opening night performance at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region IV.  The festival, which brings students and faculty from the 8 state region, will be hosted this year here at Georgia Southern. Student compete for scholarship awards in acting, directing, design, technical theatre, stage management, playwriting, dramturgy, and critical writing.  They also attend workshops and master classes with professional theatre practicioners from all over the United States.  A total of 9 full performances will be held over the week long festival in the Performing Arts Center and the Center for Art and Theatre.  In addition, performances of short play readings, a ten minute play festival, and devised theatre will be presented.


GeorgiCannes-2016a Southern student films featured at Cannes

Five Georgia Southern students joined the list of honored filmmakers and celebrities this summer at Cannes Film Festival in France. Read more.



TERMINUS16 Laura HutsonCongratulations to Laura Hutson whose film “Southern Mentality” was nominated for Best Drama and won for Best Documentary at the inaugural TERMINUS, a four day festival and conference for filmmakers and video game designers held in Atlanta.

Theatre and Performance Program Receives Full Membership in NAST
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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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Congratulations to Meg Elwood whose presentation “Far From Spineless” received the Best Fine Arts Presentation at the 2016 CURIO Symposium.

Congratulations to Arshay Jones whose presentation “Not Being Mary Jane: Representations of the Black Woman in Media” received the Best Humanities Presentation at the 2016 CURIO Symposium.



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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