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

Virtually tour Sanford Hall.
The making of a ‘legend': Georgia Southern film professor has ambitious summer project
Sanford Hall’s adaptive re-use listed among the notable projects completed in Statesboro during 2014. Read about these projects here.
Read the latest Comm Arts Talk newsletter


Georgia Southern’s powerful production of David Mamet’s play, “Race,” has garnered national attention from The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

In January, “Race” was one of only four productions selected for performance at The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), Region IV, held at the Albany Municipal Auditorium in Albany, Georgia, Feb. 3 – 7. The KCACTF chose “Race” from among more than 60 productions in Region IV, which includes colleges and universities from southern Virginia down to Florida, as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

GlobeSummer 2015 Study Abroad opportunities to Montepulciano, Italy, with Dr. Bourland-Davis and London, England, with Prof. Groover. Click here for more information.
Professor Kent Murray passed away this summer. 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

If you are registering for THEA 5530 you will need to contact Professor Abbott to get an override into the course.

Upcoming Events:


June 12-14 Curtain at 7:30  Center for Art & Theatre Tickets are FREE

Announcing the 2015-2016 Theatre & Performance Season

The Pillowman                     By Martin McDonagh
Directed by Nicholas Newell

“Energizing…a blindingly bright black comedy…[what makes] the unsettling and exhilarating new play from Mr. McDonagh…so gripping as theater is how narrative art becomes the play’s and the character’s very life blood.” —NY Times.
Sept. 30th—Oct. 7th , 2015                    Center for Art & Theatre

The Mysteries:  Creation                By Bernie Salins and Nick Rudall
Directed by Lisa L. Abbott

‘The Mystery Cycle’ is most winning in the way it suggests what theater was like when religion, art and daily life were happily and casually intertwined.”  Chicago Sun-Times
Nov. 11th-18th, 2015              Center for Art & Theatre

Twelfth Night        By William Shakespeare
Directed by Nicholas Newell

Shakespeare’s comedy of gender confusion, in which a girl disguises herself as a man to be near the count she adores, only to be pursued by the woman he loves.
March 3rd-5th, 2016     Performing Arts Center

A Game of Love and Chance        By Marivaux
Directed by Lisa L. Abbott
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.   

April 6th-13th, 2016             Center for Art & Theatre 


to Teundras Oaks – for being awarded a scholarship to teach theatre in India through ASTEP (Artists Striving to End Poverty)
Congratulations to Christian Washington and Mallory Taylor. They won an award for a video they produced for the Adobe Challenge Competition.



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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