Communicating Arts Department

UW-Superior's Communicating Arts Department offers students a balance between theory and practice in the program areas of Communication, Theatre and Digital Filmmaking. The department also offers popular minors in Communication and Theatre.

Students who choose the Communication Concentration explore how social interactions shape their everyday personal and professional lives, including how they form and negotiate relationships in groups, communities and cultures. Coursework focuses on critical, cultural and global perspectives.

The Communication Concentration is available both on campus and online, the latter having received multiple national rankings for its academic excellence and affordability. Online students take the same exceptional classes as on campus students, but with the flexibility of earning their degree from home. Whether on campus or online, the interdisciplinary nature of communication prepares graduates of the Communication Concentration to work in a wide range of professions and fields, as well as pursue advanced degrees.

Students who choose the Theatre and Digital Filmmaking Concentration learn and apply theory and techniques in theatre and digital film production. Coursework is hands-on, offering students multiple opportunities to perform, create and collaborate in theatre productions and on both fictional and documentary video projects. Graduates of the Theatre and Digital Filmmaking Concentration go on to work as writers, producers, directors, editors, designers, actors and more in the highly creative and competitive theatre, film/TV and video production industries.

The department offers multiple opportunities for students to engage in individualized experiences, including communication and media studies research, student teaching, internships, and creative projects in theatre and video production. Students also gain experience through campus organizations, such as The Promethean student newspaper and University Theatre, which produces three plays each year.

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Communicating Arts Dept

  • ALUMNI,INTERNATIONAL PROFILE:
    Tanja Heckert
    I have always felt incredibly welcome on campus. I think that was part of the reason why I decided not to go back to my old school and pursue a degree at UW-Superior instead." Read more.
  • FACULTY/STAFF PROFILE:
    Cathy Fank
    We have brought 23 students from theatre camp camp to campus, not necessarily as theater majors, but as students.” Read more.
  • ALUMNI PROFILE:
    Camisha Montgomery
    I had experienced a connection and teamwork instrumental in helping me to overcome various challenges along the way.” Read more.
  • ALUMNI PROFILE:
    Liz Larson
    Art is life, life inspires art. It doesn't matter where you are or what you do, training in the arts informs your life. Whether you end up directly in your field of study or not, theatre education helps every step along the way." Read more.
  • ALUMNI,ONLINE PROFILE:
    Shannon Higgins
    Shannon Higgins, a Communicating Arts alumni from Reedsburg, Wis., found a supportive home at UW-Superior and the Online Learning program.