Welcome to the Department of Communication Studies and Theatre Arts!


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: Alpha Psi Omega and 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.

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

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Department Office

B24 Kleinpell Fine Arts


University of Wisconsin-River Falls
410 S. 3rd Street, River Falls WI 54022 USA
Campus Information 715-425-3911