Communication & Theatre Department – Asbury University
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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.

Department News

Asbury University launches new Master of Arts in Communication

June 14, 2022 — Beginning in Fall 2022, Asbury University will offer a Master of Arts in Communication. The 30-hour online program is designed for those seeking a creative emphasis while expanding their strategic and global communication insights and abilities in public relations, advertising and communication.

Annie Brown

Journalism department wins multiple awards

May 31, 2022 — Asbury’s Media Journalism department’s Collegian newspaper won the 2022 Kentucky Broadcasters Association (KBA) award for best website, along with journalism student Allie Sutton winning three KBA awards in different news story and reporting categories.