Welcome to the Communication Studies and Theatre Arts Program!
Students who major in the program can pursue an emphasis in either communication studies or theatre arts.
In the communication studies emphasis, students enroll for a variety of courses, including interpersonal communication, small group discussion, and rhetorical criticism.
Students interested in an emphasis in theatre arts can pursue one of two concentrations: acting or technical theatre. In the acting emphasis, we offer a mixture of courses, including History of Theatre, Acting I, and Theatre Activities. On the technical side, students receive on-hands training in sound and lighting. Theatre majors also play a major role in the production of two annual university performances (for more information, please click on the "Delta Players" link to your left).
Please see "Communication Studies Courses" and "Theatre Arts Courses" for a complete listing of the program's curriculum.
What do DSU alumni have to say about the program? Please click on "Alumni Speak" for a "student review" of the program.
For either emphasis, it is important to consider the strong relationship between developing excellent communication skills and post-graduation success (employment and otherwise). Numerous studies have confirmed the link between effective communication skills and job placement and career success.
In a recent report (2012), National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) listed the top three job skills recruiters look for in prospective employees:
1. Ability to verbally communicate with persons inside and outside the organization.
2. Ability to work within a team structure.
3. Ability to make decisions and solve problems.
For more information on possible careers, please click on "Career Opportunities."
Last Updated: May 2013
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