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Program Study
The Department offers a program leading to the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Arts and the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre. The Communication and Theatre Arts Department offers programs in communication theory, rhetoric, print and electronic media, interpersonal communication, organizational and technical communication, technical theatre, acting, theatre administration, sales, training and development, public relations and management.


The Communication and Theatre Arts Department offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts in communication arts. The Department fosters students' abilities to think reasonably and communicate intelligently, creatively, and reasonably. Through it's theatrical, radio and television productions, writing, sponsorship of forums and internships, the Department of Communication and Theatre Arts enriches the quality of community life.


Students are trained in face-to-face communication, facilitating decision-making and problem-solving in their personal and professional lives. Communication Arts students achieve competency in any of several career fields related to communication, undertaking concentrated study in one of the departments programs. They further study world theatre and drama, intercultural communication, international media, and organizational communication.


This major is excellent preparation for careers in: radio or television, print or broadcast journalism, Technical theatre, acting, theatre administration, sales, training and development, management and personnel public relations


The major prepares students for graduate work in all areas of speech communication and theatre including rhetoric, communication studies and theory, organizational communication/ training and development, interpersonal and small group communication, journalism and public relations, media studies, theatre and law.


Benefit to Students
The Major in Communication Arts
The Major in Theatre
Curriculum Tracks
Transfer Students
The Honors Program


Benefit to Students

Communication Arts students acquire the knowledge and experience needed for decision-making and problem-solving in their personal and professional lives. Educational goals for students include:
Becoming intellectually aware of the social significance of communication, develop the communication skills necessary for their roles, and be better able to acquire, use and communicate knowledge;
Through critical examination, learning to recognize problems of communication and develop skills in solving them;
Achieving competency in any of several career fields related to communication;
Undertaking concentrated study in one of the department's programs; and
Experiencing through the study of world theatre and drama, intercultural communication, international media, organizational communication


The Major in Communication Arts

Students must complete 33 credit hours in the department with grades of C or better. A total of 15 hours must be at the 300-400 level. Students must choose a minor from another department.
A sample sequence of courses for students majoring in Communication Arts is available from the department. Students working towards a Bachelors of Arts in Communication Arts should consult regularly with their advisor when developing their individual program plans and selecting courses.


Curriculum Tracks

The department has developed a number of curriculum tracks for students to follow. The major areas of study include:
Human Communication/Organizational Communication
Mass Communication
Journalism/Public Relations
Core requirements for all students include:
CMAT 100 Fundamentals of Communication
CMAT 110 Introduction to Mass Media
CMAT 200 Communication Theory
CMAT 490 Seminar, 495 Internship or 497 Independent Research


Students must complete 33 credit hours in the department with grades of C or better. A total of 15 hours must be at the 300-400 level. Students must choose a minor from another department. A sample sequence of courses for students majoring in Communication Arts is available from the department. Students working towards a Bachelors of Arts in Communication Arts should consult regularly with their advisor when developing their individual program plans and selecting courses.


Theatre and other Programs of Study

The Communication and Theatre Arts Department offers programs in technical theatre, acting and directing. This is an excellent major for students planning a career in technical theatre, acting, theatre administration, sales, training and development, public relations, management and personnel.
The Communication and Theatre Arts Department also offers programs in communication theory, rhetoric, print and electronic media, interpersonal communication, organizational and technical communication. This is an excellent major for students planning a career in radio or television production, print or broadcast journalism, sales, training and development, public relations, management and personnel.
The Communication Arts major prepares students for graduate work in all areas of Theatre and Speech Communication including rhetoric, communication studies and theory, organizational communication/training and development, interpersonal and small group communication, journalism and public relations, media studies, theatre and law.


Transfer Students

Transfer students majoring in Communication Arts must complete 15 semester hours in Communication Arts courses at Austin University with a minimum grade of C in each course.


The Honors Program

Students may elect to complete an honors project at the invitation of the department. Interested students should contact their advisor or the department chairperson.


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Courses

List of Current Communication Arts Courses

100 Fundamentals of Communication
105 Listening
110 Intro to Mass Media
120 Intro to Theatre
121 Stagecraft
122 Performing
125 Theatre Practicum
131 Writing for Broadcasting
134 Radio Production
136 TV Production
200 Theories of Communication
201 Voice and Diction
205 Interpersonal Communication
218 Public Speaking
220 Theatre History
223 Make up
224 Acting
236 Electronic Field Prod
239 Radio/TV Practicum
246 Journalism
247 News Writing
248 Public Relations
250 Instructional Communication
260 Fundamentals of Organizational Communication
300 Intercultural Communication
305 Interpersonal II
306 Conversational Analysis
307 Interpersonal Conflict
308 Interviewing
310 Small Group
311 Parliamentary Procedure
312 Nonverbal Communication
315 Persuasion
316 Argumentation and Debate
319 Advanced Theatre History
320 Environmental Themes in Theatre
321 Advanced Technical Production
322 Arts Administration
323 Costume Design
324 Directing
325 Oral Interpretation
326 Actor's Workshop
327 Readers Theatre
328 Scene Design
329 Media Lighting
330 Broadcast Journalism
331 Dramatic Writing
332 Media Criticism and Analysis
333 Documentary Production
334 Mass Media in Society
335 Communicating on the Web
336 Advanced TV Production
338 Broadcast Management
341 Feature Writing
365 Managerial Communication
405 Family Communication
422 Arts Administration Internship
424 Play Writing
438 Mass Communication Law
444 Environmental Communication
453 Creative Dramatics
456 Tech. Children's Theatre
460 Applied Organizational Communication
465 Communication Technology
492 Independent Study
495 Internship


Course Schedules for Spring 2002
Communication Arts
CALL# COURSE ID COURSE TITLE HOURS ACT DAYS TIME
00737 CMAT-100-001 FUND OF COMMUNICATION 3.0 LEC MWF 09:00AM-09:50AM
00739 CMAT-100-002 FUND OF COMMUNICATION 3.0 LEC MWF 10:00AM-10:50AM
00741 CMAT-100-003 FUND OF COMMUNICATION 3.0 LEC MWF 11:00AM-11: 50AM
00743 CMAT-100-004 FUND OF COMMUNICATION 3.0 LEC MWF 12:00PM-12:50PM
00745 CMAT-100-005 FUND OF COMMUNICATION 3.0 LEC TR 08:00AM-09:15AM
00747 CMAT-100-006 FUND OF COMMUNICATION 3.0 LEC MWF 01:00PM-01:50PM
04157 CMAT-100-007 FUND OF COMMUNICATION 3.0 LEC MWF 10:00AM-10:50AM
00753 CMAT-100-157 FUND OF COMMUNICATION 3.0 LEC M 07:00PM-09:45PM
00755 CMAT-100-158 FUND OF COMMUNICATION 3.0 LEC T 07:00PM-09:45PM
00757 CMAT-100-159 FUND OF COMMUNICATION 3.0 LEC R 07:00PM-09:45PM
04159 CMAT-100-160 FUND OF COMMUNICATION 3.0 LEC M 07:00PM-09:45PM
00761 CMAT-110-001 INTRO TO MASS MEDIA 3.0 LEC TR 08:00AM-09:15AM
00763 CMAT-110-002 INTRO TO MASS MEDIA 3.0 LEC TR 09:30AM-10:45AM
00765 CMAT-110-003 INTRO TO MASS MEDIA 3.0 LEC TR 11:00AM-12:15PM
00767 CMAT-110-004 INTRO TO MASS MEDIA 3.0 LEC TR 12:30PM-01:45PM
00769 CMAT-110-005 INTRO TO MASS MEDIA 3.0 LEC TR 02:00PM-03:15PM
03471 CMAT-110-156 INTRO TO MASS MEDIA 3.0 LEC W 06:00PM-08:45PM
03815 CMAT-120-001 INTRO TO THEATRE 3.0 LEC TR 09:30AM-10:45AM
00775 CMAT-120-002 INTRO TO THEATRE 3.0 LEC TR 11:00AM-12:15PM
00777 CMAT-121-001 TECH PROD 3.0 LEC MWF 01:00PM-01:50PM
000781 CMAT-125-001 THEATRE PRACTICUM 1.0- 2.0 PRC TBA TBA
000783 CMAT-131-001 WRIT FOR BDCST 3.0 LEC MW 03:00PM-04:15PM
000785 CMAT-131-002 WRIT FOR BDCST 3.0 LEC TR 11:00AM-12:15PM
000787 CMAT-131-003 WRIT FOR BDCST 3.0 LEC TR 02:00PM-03:15PM
000789 CMAT-136-001 T V PRODUCTION 3.0 LEC MW 09:00AM-10:50AM
000791 CMAT-136-002 T V PRODUCTION 3.0 LEC MW 11:00AM-12:50PM
000793 CMAT-200-001 THEORIES HUMAN COMM 3.0 LEC TR 11:00AM-12:15PM
000795 CMAT-200-002 THEORIES HUMAN COMM 3.0 LEC TR 12:30PM-01:45PM
000797 CMAT-200-003 THEORIES HUMAN COMM 3.0 LEC MW 03:00PM-04:15PM
04161 CMAT-200-004 THEORIES HUMAN COMM 3.0 LEC MW 03:00PM-04:15PM
03701 CMAT-201-001 VOICE AND DICTION 3.0 LEC M 07:00PM-09:45PM
00801 CMAT-205-001 INTRPSNL COMMUNICATION 3.0 LEC MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM
00803 CMAT-205-002 INTRPSNL COMMUNICATION 3.0 LEC MWF 12:00PM-12:50PM
00805 CMAT-205-003 INTRPSNL COMMUNICATION 3.0 LEC MWF 01:00PM-01:50PM
00807 CMAT-205-004 INTRPSNL COMMUNICATION 3.0 LEC MWF 02:00PM-02:50PM
           
03703 CMAT-218-001 ADV PUB SPEAKING 3.0 LEC MW 04:30PM-05:45PM
00809 CMAT-218-152 ADV PUB SPEAKING 3.0 LEC TR 05:30PM-06:45PM
00815 CMAT-224-001 ACTING 3.0 LEC TR 09:30AM-10:45AM
00817 CMAT-236-001 ELEC FIELD PROD 3.0 LEC MW 01:00PM-02:50PM
00819 CMAT-239-001 RAD & TV PRACT 2.0 PRC TBA TBA
00821 CMAT-246-001 JOURNALISM 3.0 LEC TR 12:30PM-01:45PM
00823 CMAT-246-002 JOURNALISM 3.0 LEC TR 02:00PM-03:15PM
00831 CMAT-250-001 INSTRUCTIONAL COMM 3.0 LEC MWF 10:00AM-10:50AM
00833 CMAT-250-002 INSTRUCTIONAL COMM 3.0 LEC MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM
00835 CMAT-250-003 INSTRUCTIONAL COMM 3.0 LEC MWF 12:00PM-12:50PM
03705 CMAT-250-004 INSTRUCTIONAL COMM 3.0 LEC TR 09:30AM-10:45AM
00839 CMAT-250-155 INSTRUCTIONAL COMM 3.0 LEC M 06:00PM-08:45PM
00841 CMAT-250-156 INSTRUCTIONAL COMM 3.0 LEC T 06:00PM-08:45PM
04163 CMAT-250-157 INSTRUCTIONAL COMM 3.0 LEC W 07:00PM-09:45PM
00843 CMAT-260-001 FUND OF ORG COMMUN 3.0 LEC MWF 09:00AM-09:50AM
00845 CMAT-260-002 FUND OF ORG COMMUN 3.0 LEC MWF 10:00AM-10:50AM
00847 CMAT-300-001 INTRCULTRAL COMM 3.0 LEC MW 03:00PM-04:15PM
04165 CMAT-300-002 INTRCULTRAL COMM 3.0 LEC MW 04:30PM-05:45PM
00849 CMAT-305-001 INTRPSNL COMM II 3.0 LEC MWF 02:00PM-02:50PM
00853 CMAT-308-001 INTERVIEWING 3.0 LEC MW 03:00PM-04:15PM
00855 CMAT-308-002 INTERVIEWING 3.0 LEC TR 04:30PM-05:45PM
04039 CMAT-308-153 INTERVIEWING 3.0 LEC TR 05:30PM-06:45PM
03707 CMAT-311-001 PARLIAMENTARY PROC 1.0 LEC M 10:00AM-10:50AM
00857 CMAT-312-001 NONVERBAL COMMU 3.0 LEC MWF 09:00AM-09:50AM
03709 CMAT-315-001 PERAUASION 3.0 LEC TR 09:30AM-10:45AM
00863 CMAT-320-001 ENVIRON THEATRE 3.0 LEC MW 03:00PM-04:15PM
00865 CMAT-324-001 DIRECTING 3.0 LEC MWF 01:00PM-01:50PM
03711 CMAT-329-001 MEDIA LIGHTING 3.0 LEC MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM
00871 CMAT-331-151 DRAM WRTNG FR RADIO & TV 3.0 LEC M 06:00PM-08:45PM
00875 CMAT-333-001 DOCUMENTARY PROD 3.0 LEC T 09:00AM-12:15PM
00877 CMAT-334-001 MASS MEDIA IN SOCIETY 3.0 LEC TR 02:00PM-03:15PM
04167 CMAT-334-002 MASS MEDIA IN SOCIETY 3.0 LEC T 07:00PM-09:45PM
00881 CMAT-336-001 ADV TV PRODUCTION 3.0 STU T 12:30PM-01:45PM
        R 12:30PM-03:15PM
00883 CMAT-338-001 ISAUES BRDCST MANAGN 3.0 LEC TR 12:30PM-01:45PM
00885 CMAT-390-001 ST INT/ORG COM:COM TRAIN 3.0 LEC MWF 01:00PM-01:50PM
00887 CMAT-391-151 ST MED:CRIME/LAW/MEDIA 3.0 LEC T 07:00PM-09:45PM
03919 CMAT-391-152 ST MED:DIGIT MED PRODUC 3.0 LEC T 06:00PM-08:45PM
00893 CMAT-392-001 ST THEA.AFRICAN/AM.DRAMA 2.0 LEC TBA TBA
00895 CMAT-397-001 INDEPENDENT TV 2.0 IND TBA TBA
03713 CMAT-400-001 ADV COMM THEORY 3.0 LEC TBA TBA
03715 CMAT-405-151 FAMILY COMMUNICATION 3.0 LEC W 06:00PM-08:45PM
00899 CMAT-422-001 ART ADM INTERNSHIP 6.0-12.0 INT TBA TBA
           
03717 CMAT-448-151 PR CASES & STRAT 3.0 LEC MW 05:30PM-06:45PM
00901 CMAT-453-001 CREATIVE DRAMATICS 3.0 LEC MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM
00903 CMAT-460-001 APPLIED ORG COMM 3.0 LEC TR 12:30PM-01:45PM
00905 CMAT-492-001 INDEPENDENT STUDY 1.0- 3.0 IND TBA TBA
00907 CMAT-495-001 INTERNSHIP 1.0- 3.0 INT TBA TBA
00909 CMAT-499-001 HONORS 3.0 IND TBA TBA


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Jobs and Internship
Some of the Many Careers in Communication
Source: National Communication Association
Speech Writer Anchorperson Politician Arts
Administrator
Film Director
Public Speaker Journalist Communication consultant Political Campaign Director Entertainer
Radio Talk-Show Host Communication Statistician Magazine Editor Director of Corporate Communication Lawyer
Mediation Specialist Publications Editor Public Relations Officer Student Activities Director Mental health Professional
Linguist Child Language Specialist Nonprofit Organization Director Legal Communication consultant Fund Raiser
Developmental Officer Newspaper Editor College Recruiter Language Arts Teacher Foreign Correspondent
Government Lobbyist Media Critic Political Analyst Advertising Executive Media Buyer
Market Researcher Script Writer Sound Technician Lighting Technician Business Manager
Communication Researcher Theater Manager Tour Guide Minister Recreational Supervisor
Human Rights Officer Political Activist Diplomatic Host Employment Interviewer Human Resources Manager
Health Services Manager Broadcast Account Executive Hotel Manager Sports Announcer Sports Publicist
Television Producer Labor Relations consultant Parliamentarian Media Account Executive Marketing Communication Manager
Public Information Officer Advertising Account Executive Forensics Debate Director Community College Speech Instructor Governmental Press Secretary
Reporter Public Opinion Researcher Marketing Specialist Community Relations Director Customer Service Representative
Medical Communication Trainer Community Affairs Liaison Training Specialist Entrepreneur Tele- Communications Specialist
Webmaster Telemarketing Manager Legislative Assistant Public Affairs Director Publicist
University Communication Professor Legislative Correspondent High School Speech Teacher Television Reporter Book Publishing Acquisitions Director
Sportscaster Film Critic Weathercaster News Bureau Chief Broadcast Station Manager
Radio Program Director Continuity Writer Internet Site Administrator Radio News Director Publisher


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