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.
The Department of Communication Arts offers the following programs:
- Art, Studio Emphasis
- Art, Graphic Design Emphasis
- Art Education, K-12 Teacher Licensure
- Communication, Advertising Emphasis
- Digital Media Studies, Journalism Emphasis
- Digital Media Studies, Studio Production Emphasis
- Public Relations
- Theatre Education, K-12 Teacher Licensure
Our Communication Arts faculty members are dedicated teachers who are committed to nurturing your academic talent and technical skills. With over 100 years of combined professional experience in their respective fields, our faculty provide insight into your field of choice along with networking opportunities. You will flourish in an atmosphere where professors know you and provide personal care. Our goal is to encourage both your academic and spiritual growth. You matter.
Christine Williams, PhD
Art, Studio Emphasis
Art, Graphic Design Emphasis
Art Education, K-12 Teacher Licensure
Communication, Advertising Emphasis
Digital Media Studies, Journalism Emphasis
Digital Media Studies, Studio Production Emphasis
Theatre, Theatre Studies Emphasis
Theatre, Musical Theatre Emphasis
Theatre Education, K-12 Licensure
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.