Communication Studies

The Department of Communication Studies offers broad training in the general area of human communication. The curriculum provides considerable flexibility and is designed to fit a variety of student needs and career interests.  Seven specialized majors lead to a bachelor’s degree:

  • Dramatic arts
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Journalism
  • Mass media
  • Organizational communication
  • Speech education
  • Theatre education

The department also offers a bachelor’s degree in the general communication studies major consisting of courses selected from the specialized programs listed above.  This multi-disciplinary major in communication studies allows students to tailor their study to unique individual career goals.

In addition to classroom course offerings, practical experience is achieved through internships and individualized instruction in all of the programs.

Areas of Study

Degree Requirements
    •    B.S. in Interpersonal Communication
    •    B.S. in Journalism
    •    B.S. in Mass Media
    •    B.S. in Organizational Communication
    •    B.S. in Communication Studies
    •    B.A. in Communication Studies
    •    B.A. in Dramatic Arts
    •    B.A. in Theatre Education
    •    B.S. in Speech Education

    •    Communication Studies
    •    Dramatic Arts
    •    Musical Theatre Interdisciplinary
    •    Applied Theatre
    •    Interpersonal Communication
    •    Journalism
    •    Mass Communication
    •    Organizational Communication
    •    Art
    •    Film Production

List of all majors.


Trevecca Theatre

Visit the Trevecca Theatre home page to access: 
     * Dramatic Arts Program at Trevecca
     * 2013 - 2014 Trevecca Theatre Season 
     * Past Trevecca Productions, 1980-2013
     * Photo Gallery


  • Jamey Durham, an award-winning film producer, joined the faculty of the Communication Studies Department  and will teach videography and film.  He has produced several full-length films and many short films and commercials, and both have won awards.
  • A new mass media classroom opened in the fall of 2011. The classroom will be utilized by video, audio, and journalism students.  It features 16 MAC computers with the latest Adobe software and journalism software.
  • A large scene shop, costume shop, and prop storage space are the latest additions to the dramatic arts program.
  • A new art studio classroom is also opening for fall 2011; it will accommodate up to 16 students.
  • Professor Lena Welch, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and a member of the communication faculty, played “widder Douglas” in a community theatre presentation of Tom Sawyer.
  • Professor David Deese helped plan the National Religious Broadcasters annual convention for intercollegiate students and faculty during a summer meeting.  The convention will be held in Nashville in February.