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DEPARTMENT OF SPEECH COMMUNICATION AND THEATRE ARTS

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Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts
Robert W. Woodruff Library, Lower Level
223 James P. Brawley Drive, SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
Phone: (404) 880-8903

Curriculum 

The curriculum in the Department of Speech Communication and Theater Arts is designed to educate and train students in the strategies of verbal, nonverbal, and written communication. Both Speech Communication and Theatre Arts majors are provided quality instruction in theoretical and practical concepts to aid in the understanding of the communication process.

Majors in Speech Communication take courses to prepare them for careers in areas such as corporate communication, communication education, government and politics. Theatre Arts majors are prepared for careers in theatrical directing, theatre and film performance, technical theatre production, play and script writing, and theatre management.

Departmental courses prepare all students, regardless of major, for graduate and professional studies as specialists in oral and written communication and provide them with a foundation to manage communications. Students from other programs may elect to minor in either Speech Communication or Theatre Arts.

Degree Requirements

All students in the Department of Speech Communication and Theater Arts must fulfill the following requirements: Earn a grade of "C' or better in all major/required and elective Speech Communication and or Theatre courses; and have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better. Students completing a minor in Speech Communication and Theatre Arts should meet with the department chairperson to develop their minor concentration of six courses. 


Speech Communication Core Courses
Students who major in the Speech Communication Department are required to complete the following core courses:

CSTA 200 Oral and Written Presentation Skills
CSTA 201 Voice and Diction
CSTA 211 Communication Theory and Rhetoric
CSTA 301 Rhetoric of Persuasion
CSTA 304 Business and Professional Speech
CSTA 305 Interpersonal Communication
CSTA 306 Speech for Radio/Stage/TV/Film
CSTA 311 African American Communication
CSTA 404 Organizational Communication
CSTA 455 Entertainment Law or CMMA 425 Communication Law
CSTA 482 Directed Study or CSTA 489 Internship
CSTA 490 Speech Communication and Theatre Arts Seminar
CMMA 201 Survey of Media and Society
CMMA 315 Mass Communication Research or approved substitute

Theatre Arts Core Courses
Students who major in the Theatre Arts Department are required to complete the following core courses:

CSTA 200 Oral and Written Presentation Skills
CSTA 201 Voice and Diction
CSTA 251 Oral Interpretation
CSTA 252 Theatre Appreciation
CSTA 254 Acting I
CSTA 255 Stagecraft
CSTA 316 Lighting and Design
CSTA 351 Development of Drama I
CSTA 352 Development of Drama II
CSTA 353 Play Production Methods
CSTA 354 Acting II
CSTA 410 Costume Design
CSTA 452 Theatre Arts Management
CSTA 453 Directing: Play and Script Analysis
CSTA 454 Children's Theater
CSTA 455 Entertainment Law
CSTA 456 African American Theatre
CSTA 482 Directed Study or CSTA 489 Internship
CSTA 489 Internship
CSTA 490 Speech Communication and Theatre Arts Seminar
CMMA 201 Survey of Media and Society