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About our department

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The Department of Drama and Speech Communication offers two sets of degree programs, one in Theatre and Performance and one in Speech Communication, and a minor in Digital Arts Communication.

Each of our three units pursues distinct disciplinary and practical areas of study, all contributing to a rigorous and creative analysis of performance and representation as ways of making meaning.

The department's research, creative work, teaching, and outreach integrate theory and practice to address broad public concerns and questions of social relevance. Our students become reflective practitioners who are successful independently and in interdisciplinary teams in a wide range of economic sectors.