Union University

Department of Communication Arts

Department of Communication Arts

Mission Statement: Students majoring in communication arts will, in their area of concentration, understand the theories, principles, and history of communicating arts, demonstrate competency in written, oral and visual communication skills and demonstrate knowledge of the impact on society. READ MORE

The Communication Arts Department offers a wide range of courses designed to meet the complex and significant communication skill requirements of students.

The Department is affiliated with several programs that enhance student learning. Majors have participated in the Los Angeles Film Studies Center, American Studies Program, and the Summer Institute of Journalism and have attended Broadcasting, Student Publications, Public Relations and Grass Roots Politics Schools sponsored by the Leadership Institute in Washington, D.C. Faculty encourage participation in state and regional conferences; most students complete internships in their majors. Theatre students audition at the Tennessee Theatre Arts Conference and the Southeastern Theatre Conference.

Faculty

Instructional Staff

Programs of Study

Please see the Academic Catalogue description for more detail. Some minors do not appear here.

Student Organizations

The Communication Arts Department sponsors several student organizations designed to promote achievement within the field of communication arts. Majors and minors are extremely encouraged to become involved in organizations of his or her choice.

Recent News

‘Hamlet’ runs through March 25

The Union University Players will present “The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” by William Shakespeare March 20-25.  David Burke, professor of theatre, is directing the play.  The play begins at 7:30 p.m. March 20 in the W.D. Powell Theatre in the Penick Academic Complex. Performances... - READ MORE

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  • 5/21/2013 - Morriss wins Union’s Eaton Speech Contest
  • 4/29/2013 - Eaton named to NBS-AERho Board of Governors
  • 4/10/2013 - Bennett takes IPDA national title
  • 12/11/2012 - Interpersonal Communication students perform 450 hours of community service
  • 12/11/2012 - Duin takes 3 awards in Religion Newswriters Association contest
  • 10/2/2012 - ‘A Barrel Full of Pennies’ opens Oct. 5
  • 8/28/2012 - Elvis and the birth of celebrity journalism
  • 5/10/2012 - PRSA certifies Union’s public relations program
  • 2/13/2012 - Chute, Union students earn high honors at SEJC
  • 1/25/2012 - Union alum’s commercial a finalist in Doritos Super Bowl contest
  • 10/18/2011 - ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ runs Oct. 27-Nov. 1
  • 5/6/2011 - Welborn wins Eaton speech contest
  • 4/25/2011 - Debate team captures second straight IPDA national title

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Recent Photos

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4/15/14 - Josh Stephens, junior digital media studies major, accepts seven total awards for his short film
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Josh Stephens, junior digital media studies major, accepts seven total awards for his short film "Hunter" at the 11th Annual Union Student Film Festival. - Amanda Rohde

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4/15/14 - Caleb Shore, junior broadcast journalism major, receives an award for his work on the long-form film
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Caleb Shore, junior broadcast journalism major, receives an award for his work on the long-form film "Paradigm" at the 11th Annual Union Student Film Festival hosted by James Watlington, junior media communications major, and Sam Jones, freshman digital media studies major. - Amanda Rohde

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3/17/14 - Peter Riggs as Horatio performs the final scene of
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Peter Riggs as Horatio performs the final scene of "Hamlet" with The Union Players. - Amanda Rohde

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3/17/14 - The Union Players perform in the scene of Ophelia's funeral from Shakespeare's
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The Union Players perform in the scene of Ophelia's funeral from Shakespeare's "Hamlet." - Amanda Rohde

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Contact Information
Course Schedules
Undergraduate Catalogues (.pdf)
Undergraduate Areas of Study
  • Broadcast Journalism, Communication Arts
  • Communication Arts, Music
  • Communication Arts-Broadcast Journalism
  • Communication Arts-Communication Studies
  • Communication Arts-Digital Media Studies
  • Communication Arts-Film Studies***
  • Communication Arts-Journalism
  • Communication Arts-Media Communication
  • Communication Arts-Photojournalism***
  • Communication Arts-Public Relations
  • Communication Arts-Speech
  • Communication Arts-Theatre
  • Communication Arts-Theatre and Speech**
  • Communication Studies, Communication Arts
  • Digital Media Studies, Communication Arts
  • Film Studies***, Communication Arts
  • Journalism, Communication Arts
  • Media Communication, Communication Arts
  • Photojournalism***, Communication Arts
  • Public Relations, Communication Arts
  • Speech, Communication Arts
  • Theatre & Speech, Communication Arts**
  • Theatre, Communication Arts

  • * Teacher Licensure Available
  • ** Secondary School Licensure is built around the student's majoring in the teaching field, such as Mathematics, PE, English, etc.
  • *** Indicates area of study available as a minor concentration; all others are available as a major concentration