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Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications

The Department of Mass Communications and Theatre Arts provides a high-quality undergraduate liberal arts education leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications. Through properly-sequenced study, students gain knowledge and develop skills within a broad-based program designed to educate and train them across media industries with emphasis on media literacy, writing, and technology competencies. Give the convergence of mass media industries, this broad-based approach gives students a competitive edge in the media workplace. Media literacy courses help students to critically understand the development of paramount economic, legal, policy, ethical, social, and effects mass media issues. Writing courses aim to develop students' ability to write mass media messages with accuracy, clarity, and brevity on deadline and within varying stylistic, ethical, and legal consideration. Technology courses develop students' proficiency in using technology to provide visual and audio messages for mass media within varying aesthetic, stylistic, technical, ethical, and legal considerations.

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre

The Department of Mass Communications and Theatre Arts provides a high-quality undergraduate liberal arts education leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre. This degree is designed to illuminate the complexity of humanity through course work and productions that mesh theatrical history, theory, and aesthetic concepts with emphasis on acting, directing, designing, constructing, and playwriting. The specific mission of the Theatre Program is to educate and inspire students who wish to study the art of theatre. By offering a B.A. degree in theatre, the department provides students with a well-rounded education in all areas of theatre arts - production & performance (including acting, directing, and design/technical skills), literature, and history. Providing this type of education empowers individuals to seek careers in theatre, careers related to theatre, or other professions.