A focus on messages and their meanings unites the many disciplines of the Communication Arts department. Communication Studies investigates verbal and nonverbal messages to help students improve their abilities. Public Relations, Journalism and Advertising develop the professional communication skills needed to succeed in the business and nonprofit worlds. Art, Cinema and Theatre develop student understanding of and capacity for creative visual communication. Digital Media Studies prepare students for careers in broadcasting and media content creation.

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Communication Arts

Madison Cutshall

Madison Cutshall, a theatre major from Clyde, Ohio, says her favorite moment at Lee has been getting to watch actors perform a scene written by her for her playwrighting class. In addition to being involved in the theatre program, Madison has been able to act on stage and in film, as well as direct her own shows and write her own plays. “The highlight of my college career has been finding my family in Lee Theatre. I have truly made my best friends while at Lee, and it’s so easy to be loved and accepted here.” Madison hopes to continue performing after graduation, as well as write her own plays and screenplays.