Communication and theatre
Learn to communicate with truth, authenticity and authority
34 gigabytes. That’s how much information the average American consumes each day – enough to overload a laptop in a week. And that may be on the light side.
How best to communicate so others hear, listen and respond?
Bluffton communication students learn to craft messages and produce and manage content across multiple platforms - sometimes referred to as convergent media. They learn why and when certain communication techniques are effective.
Core courses provide a foundation in contemporary media studies and the traditional liberal arts elements of communication. Optional concentrations provide training in specific media production and professional communication.
- Public relations
- Sports media
- Leadership communication
Competitively paid positions include internships and extracurricular activities. The Witmarsum, FM radio station, theatre performance and an oratorical contest provide opportunities for you to put classroom learning into practice.
- We are moving into an age where storytelling is crucial and the thirst/need for information is ever increasing.
- It’s a versatile major with vast career opportunities.
- Prepare for careers in public affairs, media relations, higher education, communication research, political communication, public speaking, organizational leadership and more.
“Professors and coaches are understanding. They work with each other really well, and they all want the best for you.”
Kennedy Parker, two-sport athlete and communication and media major
Andrew Collinsworth's dream goal is calling the game in a World Series.
“When I was a kid, I would just sit there and say something and then the broadcaster would say the exact same thing right after I said it.”
“A big part of my job was to make policy briefs for the Mennonite Central Committee office, looking at bills, highlighting the most important parts and putting them into-non-government language.”
– Olivia Daugherty
Add a minor to meet your professional goals, to broaden your knowledge or to set your resume apart. For instance, a marketing or graphic design major might be interested in a public relations minor. A social work or psychology major might be interested in a communications minor.
Prepare for a communication liaison and strategist career—in nonprofit and corporate settings with journalism, graphic design, marketing, analytics and crisis communication courses.
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Public relations minor
Studying theatre provides training and experience in many performance areas, including acting, directing, stage management, lighting, sound design and more. Participation in Bluffton theatre productions gives you a chance to experience all facets of theatrical production.
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