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

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.

Media Arts Show CaseNow accepting submissions for the inaugural Department of Communication Arts Media Arts Showcase. The projects will be selected by faculty to screen Thursday, May 5.

Submission categories include: audio documentary, audio play, audio newscast, podcast, narrative film, experimental/music video, documentary, news package, sports production, and digital interactive project. All projects must be under 10 minutes and be submitted by the producer or director of the project. There will be an audience award for best video production, audio production and interactive project.

Submission deadline: Friday, April 15. Click here for the submission form.

For more information please view the submission form or contact Professor Hoekzema (
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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


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:


A GamCLASS_TheatreWebSlidesINSTAGRAM-03e of Love and Chance                         By Pierre Marivaux

Directed by Lisa L. Abbott                 April 6th-13th, 2016

Center for Art and Theatre               Fantastic Farce!


To Silvia, betrothed to the moneyed and majestic-looking Dorante, good nature means more than good looks, reason more than riches. It is not the lure of love that interests her, but its everlastingness.  Her maid Lisette does not bother her head about all this; she simply dreams of a man– any man! A hilarious game of love plays out as characters don disguises to find the path to true love.
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



Congratulations to Christian Washington and Mallory Taylor. They won an award for a video they produced for the Adobe Challenge Competition.



“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 



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