Keith Berry, Assistant Professor
Martha J. Einerson, Professor, Chair
Cathy Fank, Associate Professor
Tara Kachgal, Assistant Professor
Brent Notbohm, Associate Professor
Stewart Platner, Professor
Mark Spitzer, Assistant Professor
Joel Anderson, Senior Lecturer
Tom Notton, Senior Lecturer
Graduate Mission Statement
The Communicating Arts Department shares in the mission of the University of Wisconsin-Superior and the University of Wisconsin System. In particular, we share the goals of liberal arts education in blending interdisciplinary theory and practice in each program area (Media Communication, Speech Communication, and Theatre). We seek to broaden graduate students' liberal arts coursework, experience, and scholarship along with preparing these advanced students to enter professional careers and pursue advanced study.
The M.A. degree program in Communicating Arts is designed to broaden the student's liberal arts background and to prepare those who wish to enter professional careers in schools, colleges, media industry, educational and community theatres, business, industry, government, and further graduate study. The three areas of emphasis within the program are Media Communication, Speech Communication and Theatre.
The Communicating Arts Graduate Program works closely with all graduate students to develop a custom program plan of study, dependent on individual student goals and career objectives. Each graduate student develops an individual program of courses in close consultation with his or her graduate advisor. We offer a flexible curriculum including two required courses, Communication Theory (COMM 701) and Communication Research (COMM 702). Graduate students receive close, personal attention from our graduate faculty on specific research and creative projects related to their area of focus in Media Communication, Speech Communication, and Theatre. The Communicating Arts Graduate Program prides itself in free inquiry and appreciation for new ideas and perspectives, unimpeded by academic politics. Our graduate program comprises a diverse and lively group of faculty who are both demanding and supportive of students. Our overarching characteristic is a love of and dedication to learning, in the best Renaissance tradition.
Admission to the Communicating Arts Department begins with application for admission to Graduate Studies sent through the Office of Graduate Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, Belknap & Catlin PO Box 2000, Superior, WI 54880-4500, or by calling (715) 394-8295, or online at http://www.uwsuper.edu/graduate. Specific programmatic information will be enclosed with the graduate studies application. Students are encouraged to contact the department chair for programmatic advisement.
Along with the application to Graduate Studies, the following are required for admission consideration:
International Student Applicants
A. TOEFL 560, TOEFL IBT 90 minimum score; and,
B. Telephone interview scheduled with Graduate Program Coordinator in order to assess conversational proficiency.
Applications must be postmarked by April 1 to be considered for fall semester admission. Applications must be postmarked by October 15 to be considered for spring semester admission.
A minimum of 30 graduate semester hours of approved coursework, with 15 credits at the 700 level.
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