Arts and Communications

The Department of Theatre, Visual Arts, and Communications  teaches marketable skills useful for graduates in any field of study. Students from associated majors whose future careers will require proficiency in art, graphic design, public speaking, performance, or the practice of persuasive communication will benefit from departmental involvement. Programs will prepare you for a broad range of careers. Communications students are cross-trained in virtually all aspects of communications like, media writing, public relations, and television productions to name a few. The theatre program offers production experience for all enrolled, including freshmen. There are many cooperative opportunites with the Newberry Opera House, for students to work in this beautifully restored, state-of-the-art professional house. As a visual arts major, you will create and exhibit artwork from your very first class through your senior finale.

Available Majors, Minors, and Concentrations


Art Major with Studio Art Concentration

Art Major with Graphic Design Concentration

Art Minor


Communications Major

Communications Minor

Graphic Design

Graphic Design Major

Graphic Design Minor

Social Media

Social Media Major

Social Media Minor


Theatre Major with Acting Concentration

Theatre Major with Directing Concentration

Theatre Major with Technical Production Concentration

Speech Minor

Theatre Minor

For more information, check out our catalog for full course descriptions and degree requirements, or contact the department faculty.