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Communication, Worship & Theatre Arts 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, Prof. Jim Shores, Chandler Vance, James Southworth

The Theatre & Cinema Performance (TCP) program is designed to fill the huge void between Classical Theatre Training and Acting for Film/TV. Today, we are in the throes of what will be and is considered “the second golden age of television.” Every cable network from A&E to Hulu, Amazon, INSP and, of course, Netflix are creating original content for their networks, offering countless opportunities for the properly trained actor. The traditional “Classical Theatre” training does not adequately prepare students for todays Theatre & Cinema landscape.

Asbury students worship at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London

The Worship Arts major at Asbury is dedicated to equipping young men and women in using the arts to engage their culture with the truth and love of Jesus Christ. It is a program where passion runs alongside excellence in practice, where classes are designed to lead your heart as well as train your mind. We want to use music, the visual arts, and drama to lead people who don’t know Jesus to Him and to lead those who do know Him closer to Him.

 

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