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.

  1. June 13, 2019A Virtually New Stage of Life: One Theatre student's trip abroad to Prague
    Jessica Bertrand outside in a stand of trees with VR goggles

    What makes a performance and design compelling? In recent years there has been an exploratory focus on the opportunities virtual and mixed realities present to the entertainment world, and theatre is no exception.

  2. Apr. 2, 2019Speech Communication Major, Stavros Stavroulias is Valedictorian for June 2019 Convocation!

    Congratulations Stavros!

    We are pleased to announce that Stavros Stavroulias has been chosen to represent the Faculty of Arts 2019 graduating class as its valedictorians at the afternoon convocation ceremony on June 12, 2019.  
     
    Stavros was selected from a group of nineteen nominees, following a presentation of his speech on Thursday, March 21, to a committee made up of Faculty of Arts students and faculty.
     
    Stavros is completing a Bachelor of Arts joint honours degree in Speech Communication and Medieval Studies.

  3. Mar. 26, 2019Andy Houston - Winner of the Distinguished Teacher Award for 2019

    We are proud to announce that Professor Andy Houston of the Communication Arts department has won the 2019 Distinguished Teacher Award! The award will be presented at June Convocation.

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The Department of Communication Arts acknowledges that we are on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron (also known as the Neutral), Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes ten kilometres on each side of the Grand River. Read more about territorial acknowledgement.