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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.


“Mr. Manhattan” Premieres at The Kentucky Theatre with Celebrity Attendees

May 15, 2024 — Shot in Wilmore, central Kentucky, and New York, N.Y., in collaboration with Asbury University, “Mr. Manhattan” will premiere at The Kentucky Theatre on May 22, 2024, from 5:45 to 9:30 p.m.

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Asbury Welcomes Award-Winning Screenwriter to Teach Media Writing Courses this Fall

May 14, 2024 — Seasoned film professional Andrea Gyertson ’95 Nasfell will teach both undergraduate and graduate-level courses beginning fall 2024 at Asbury University.

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Asbury’s First M.A.C. Graduate Receives Admission to Ph.D. Program

May 2, 2024 — As the first graduate from Asbury’s M.A.C in Communication program that launched last fall, Sydney Scheller ’24 received admission to Texas Tech University’s Ph.D. in Media & Communication program.

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Asbury Communication Professor Presents at CCCU Conference

Mar 27, 2024 — In March, Assistant Professor of Communication Dr. Kim Okesson presented a workshop at the Advancing Women in Leadership Conference with the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) hosted at Taylor University.

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