Communication Studies and Theatre Arts


We are a diverse department offering
Majors in Communication Studies, Theatre Arts and Theatre with Digital Film & Television emphasis
Minors in Communication Studies, Theatre Arts and Musical Theatre, Digital Film & Television, Film Studies and Dance


Communication Studies

Because communication is so vital to all aspects of our personal and professional lives, the human communication or public communication track is an excellent choice for students preparing for a variety of professional careers, such as law, the clergy, college teaching, or international relations and negotiations.

Student Organization:  SLIC

Theatre Arts

The theatre major is designed to expose students to all aspects of theatre. Students are required to take core courses in acting, directing, history and technology. Students choose a track in their area of special interest—performance, design/technical, management or dramaturgy.

Student Organizations:  Masquers

Digital Film and Television

The digital film television option provides students with the necessary background for careers in film and television broadcasting, as well as for those who anticipate using these skills in other occupations.  DFT courses are supported by Production Operations.

Student Organization: Focus On U

DFT Course Requirements and Electives

Film Studies

The Film Studies minor provides an interdisciplinary approach to visual literacy as it introduces students to film history, theory, criticism and production.  Examine film as an art form, an industry and as the most influential communication medium of the twentieth century.

Film Studies Course Requirements and Electives


The UWRF Dance Program is committed to student-centered learning experiences, which values individuals and their creativity. Our students are encouraged to pursue their academic goals while actively participating in artistic and cultural experiences. The environment in the dance program is cooperative rather than competitive. We strive to provide a community atmosphere that encourages faculty and students alike, to take creative risks and challenge ourselves to achieve levels of excellence in all of our artistic and academic endeavors.

Student Organization:  Dance Theatre

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Communication Studies and Theatre Arts
B24 Kleinpell Fine Arts