Welcome to Communication Arts
Welcome! In the Department of Communication Arts, we believe that understanding and experiencing the many facets of performance and communication contribute to a rich and complete humanities education. All our programs integrate academic and practical work to produce the best education in our disciplines.
We offer two sets of degree programs and one minor: Speech Communication, Theatre and Performance, and Digital Arts Communication. Our faculty pursue distinct and overlapping areas of work encompassing teaching, research, and creative activity in digital arts communication, theatre theory and practice, and communication as the processes by which people create meaning in communities.
- Mar. 25, 2019
Speech Communication Student Krista Duncan: Arts Co-op Student of the Year
Every year, six exceptional co-op students, one from each faculty, are recognized by the University of Waterloo for their contribution to their employer, their community and the further development of experiential education.
- Feb. 28, 2019
- July 16, 2018
Bill Chesney has the longest history of anyone in the department. He became faculty just a few years after the Department of Communication Arts was officially created.
- Apr. 3, 2019
Department of Communication Arts Colloquium
Featuring Dr. Shana McDonald and Dr. David Janzen
Light refreshments will be provided.
Dr. Janzen will discuss his work toward “Conceptualizing the Environment in Crisis.” How we respond to the environmental crisis is conditioned by how we conceptualize and narrate the problem.