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Department of Communication & Theatre

Communication & Theatre

The art and science of sharing ideas.

As a crossroads discipline, communication is studied from the humanities, artistic and social science perspectives.  The study of communication is built around a framework that allows for an understanding of theory, opportunity for criticism of messages and practice, and research in the discipline. Students study a wide range of communication areas, including rhetoric, interpersonal communication, media and theatre. Communication students can apply their understanding in a variety of fields, including corporate communication, public relations, personnel, advertising, marketing, law, electronic media, journalism, sales, public service and the performing arts. 

Most communication students participate in co-curricular activities, such as debate (DePauw Debate), theatre (DePauw Theatre) and student media (WGRE-FM radio and D3TV cable access television), and many are affiliated with the Media Fellows Program. Majors are offered in Communication and Theatre, and minors can be earned in rhetoric/interpersonal, media studies and theatre.

 

 

Media Fellows Program

Media Fellows Program

Combining classes with hands-on experience, the Media Fellows Program trains students in the theory and practice of media.

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DePaw Theatre

DePaw Theatre

Open to students from all disciplines, DePauw Theatre offers multiple hands-on experiences to gain knowledge and skills in writing, acting, direction, producing, and designing.

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D3TV

D3TV

Students gain invaluable production experience in this student-led organization. Opportunities to produce your own show, work in marketing, employ graphic design skills, or work with the analytics team.

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DePauw Debate

DePauw Debate

Dedicated to developing and enhancing critical thinking, persuasive argumentation, civic engagement, and ethical practice, the DePauw Debate Team travels to various intercollegiate competitions across the nation, and has enjoyed remarkable success through the years. Anyone with an interest in forensics is welcome to join.

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WGRE RADIO

WGRE RADIO

Opportunities for all to work on the 70-year-old, nationally acclaimed student managed and operated station.

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