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Welcome!

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

 TimEarlsAlumnus Tim Earls will present “From Serendipity to ‘Serenity'” Monday, May 23, at 2 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre.

Timothy M. Earls has worked as a Concept and Set Designer more than 20 years. His work covers many styles and genres, from comedy to science fiction to musicals to suspenseful thrillers.

Earls has worked on films and television shows such as Babylon 5  (1994), Star Trek: Voyager  (1995), Serenity  (2005), Valentine’s Day  (2010) and Glee (2009). He’s also worked on more recent films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and The Circle (post-production).

Earls received his BFA in Graphic Design at Georgia Southern University in 1992.

Earls’ visit is presented by the Department of Communication Arts. The event is free and open to the public. 

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Virtually tour Sanford Hall.
Read the latest Comm Arts Talk newsletter
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 http://president.georgiasouthern.edu/advancement/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/GivingOpportunities.pdf
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Attention Students:

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

JOUR — now under either MMJ or COMM

MMC — now under either MMFP or COMM

Upcoming Events:

Student and youth tickets are $6. Faculty, staff and community tickets are $12. All seating is general admission. Group prices are available, contact the box office for information. The house opens at 7 p.m., and we encourage audience members to arrive no later than 7:15 p.m. to ensure good seats.  The balcony will serve as overflow and late seating. Call the Performing Arts Center Box Office at 912-478-7999 to make reservations. Reservation requests can be left on box office voicemail 24-hours a day. You can also purchase tickets online at Theatre & Performance Marketplace  or by emailing us at theatre@georgiasouthern.edu.

 

Congratulations

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.

 

News:

“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.
Take a bite out of the ‘Sweet Life’
Georgia Southern students to present oral history of world famous Vidalia Onion
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.
Sanford Hall’s adaptive re-use listed among the notable projects completed in Statesboro during 2014. Read about these projects here.
The making of a ‘legend’: Georgia Southern film professor has ambitious summer project
Communication Arts alumni named to the 40 Under 40 Class of 2014
 Combined course teaches students how to direct, act for camera 

 

 

Communication Arts Department • PO Box 8091; Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5138 • commarts@georgiasouthern.edu