Letter from the Chair:

Welcome to the Department of Communication and Theatre website. Exciting times are ahead for us as we launch our new department. In the spring of 2007 the Department of Language Arts was split into two departments resulting in the development of the Department of Communication and Theatre. We have an excited, innovative faculty who encourage student growth in the expanding field of communication studies. Students are directed within the Communication Arts degree to an emphasis in one of three areas:  theatre or mass communication or speech communication. 

The academic year of 2008 – 2009 will also bring several changes for our department as our theatre productions move from the Old Science Auditorium, where productions have occurred since 1906, to a new state-of-the art black box theatre currently under construction.

Whether you choose to be involved on or off stage, work on the staff of our award winning newspaper, or sharpen your overall communication skills, SWOSU has a place for you. With small faculty to student ratios and hands on experience, our classes will help equip you for numerous jobs in the communication field (see What Can You Do With A Communication Arts Degree?).

Any of the faculty would love to visit with you. Be sure to check out the scholarships available for incoming freshman and transfer students. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to e-mail me at robin.jones@swosu.edu. I look forward to getting to know you.

Dr. Robin Jones, Department of Communication and Theatre

Communication is power. Those who have mastered its effective use can change their own experience of the world and the world’s experience of them.

Anthony Robbins