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Communication & Theatre Department

Communication Majors work with local villagers in Grand Goave, Haiti

The Communication degree focuses on understanding the many ways people collect, interpret, encode and disseminate information through language and other symbolic systems. It is a growing field that allows you to “major” in flexibility, as communication is the number one skill sought in job interviews and is vital for just about every human interaction. On the most practical level, every organization, from business to nonprofit, must communicate effectively in multiple forms to thrive in today’s culture, making communication careers a part of virtually every segment of the marketplace. Our vision is to empower students with skills that will benefit their personal and professional lives, as well as equip them for excellent service in God’s Kingdom. Rooted in the ancient traditions of oratory and rhetoric, communication today includes the study of leadership, social media, public relations, and intercultural interactions.

Opening night of King Lear at the Globe in London.
Bryce Hockema, Dr. Jim Shores, Chandler Vance, James Southworth

The Theatre program provides training for the well-rounded theatre artist – and that could be you! Acting, technical skills, design, and management: your work at Asbury will combine practical knowledge, academic depth and a natural integration of faith into your craft. Theatre is a living artform; starting your first year, you can be a creative partner in our stage, film and TV projects. Other opportunities include studying at The Globe Theatre in London, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and internships at theatres across the country.

Asbury Media Students Win Three Student Production Awards

Sep 20, 2023 — This week, The National Association of Television and Sciences (NATAS) announced the 2023 Ohio Valley Student Production Award winners, with Asbury University students within the Media, Journalism, and Digital Storytelling department winning three awards.

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Asbury Actors Shine at Lexington Opera House and Pinewood Studios

Aug 1, 2023 — Asbury University adjunct instructor Catherine Gaffney and alumna Lauranne Rose ’20 recently performed in the Lexington Theatre Company’s production of “The Sound of Music.”

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Young Alum Award: Elijah Friedeman ’15

Jun 2, 2023 — This year’s Young Alumni Award winner Elijah Friedeman ’15 recalls his father’s words to him as a junior in high school: “If the Lord calls you to plant a church, then he has equipped you for it.”

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Not Your Romeo & Juliet to Release to DVD and Streaming

Jun 2, 2023 — The Asbury University School of Media Communication original feature film Not Your Romeo & Juliet will be released on June 1, 2023, via DVD and streaming.

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