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The Department of Communication, Media and Theatre links three creative and demanding disciplines, all of which take as their focus social interaction, technology, and performance. As a student in our department, you will acquire proficiency in the theory and practice of communication, media, and theatre and develop an appreciation of differing values and perceptions of your world.


Topics of Study 

  • Interpersonal and intercultural communication
  • Business and professional communication
  • Public relations
  • Audio and visual production
  • Journalism
  • Media history and theory
  • Film and television studies
  • Media writing
  • Stage performance
  • Directing and writing for the stage
  • Dramaturgy
  • Stage design and technical production

Student Opportunities

  • Acquire hands-on audio/video editing experience in a state-of-the-art media lab
  • Participate in all aspects of Stage Center Theatre productions
  • Benefit from professional internships with leading organizations around Chicago

Career Opportunities

  • Journalist
  • Video/Audio Producer
  • Publicist
  • Director of Social Media
  • Recording Engineer
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
  • Public Relations Consultant
  • Stage Manager
  • Lighting Designer

How to Become a Major

  • To declare a major in Communication, Media and Theatre or one of our minors visit our main office (FA 240).


  • Once you have declared a major or minor in our department, you will be assigned an advisor.


  • Our facilities include the Stage Center Theatre, Video Production Lab, and an extensive Film and Television Library

Communication, Media and Theatre

Faculty Profiles

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Faculty Profiles

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