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Letter from the Chair

Dear Students and Parents!

Welcome to the Department of Art, Communication and Theatre. Thank you for taking the time to discover how the Department of Art, Communication and Theatre can help you reach your career goals. We are one of the largest and most visible departments on campus.

Our department has a vast array of degree offerings and valuable opportunities for students. Our goal is to provide students with knowledge and experiences combined with the latest technology. The faculty consists of dedicated professors who are passionate about their discipline areas. Our students receive the highest quality education and professional experiences that equip them with the knowledge and skills for successful careers.

The Department of Art, Communication and Theatre offers many degree areas. First, our degree options in Art span from B.F.A (graphic design, 2D Studio and 3D Studio), B.A.E (art education) and M.A.E. (master’s in art education) Second, our degree options in Communication include a B.A. with emphasis areas in Strategic Communication and Theatre.

If you would like to explore the area of Art Education, Two or Three-Dimensional Art or Graphic Design our Art faculty are equipped with everything you need to succeed and look forward to sharing their passion. Our Strategic Communication faculty are supported with equipment that will assist you in exploring the many areas of mass communication. Our multi-media newspaper provides a platform for you to learn the skills you need to succeed across the disciplines of mass communication. Strategic Communication students produce content across many discipline areas such as adverting and public relations to name a few. The theatre faculty are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about their craft and SWOSU boasts a beautiful black-box theatre as well as multiple labs in various areas of theatre technology and design.  Whether you choose acting, directing, theatre management, design, or playwriting, there are many opportunities at the SWOSU Hilltop Theatre for you.

The diversity of degrees in the Department of Art, Communication and Theatre allow you to teach art, create dimensional artwork, explore graphic design, create and produce media, act or produce in theatre, and many other possible careers. The faculty in Art, Communication and Theatre are excited to meet you.

The Focus is YOU!

Lisa M. Boyles, Ph.D.

Chair, Art, Communication and Theatre

Southwestern Oklahoma State University


PH: (580) 774-3241