Communication and Theatre Division
The Division of Communication and Theatre equips Christ-centered communicators, grounded in theory, scholarship, and professional skills, who give voice to stories that impact culture. The division offers five majors: Communication Studies, Convergent Journalism, Media Communication, Public Relations, and Theatre. Each major provides students with a strong foundation in communication theory and practice; knowledge and skills in utilizing contemporary images, methods, and media; opportunities to apply knowledge and skills in hands-on, professional settings; and an understanding of how their storytelling can impact contemporary cultureall within a Christian worldview.
Communication and Theatre Organizations and Opportunities
The Division of Communication and Theatre provides a variety of opportunities and organizations to supplement its academic offerings:
CCCU Best Semester Program Options
Students who wish to attend a CCCU BestSemester Program must visit the Global Studies Office and their academic advisor very early in the process of their considerations. Students approved to attend must be in good standing with Student Development, may not be on disciplinary probation, must have at least a 2.75 GPA, and have earned a minimum of 30 credits at IWU
American Studies Program
Communication students interested in public policy issues, advocacy, government, or politics may participate in this interdisciplinary internship/seminar program based in Washington, D.C. Students develop an appreciation for how biblical faith relates to thinking critically about public policy and marketplace issues. They also experience responsible Christ-centered service in their personal and public vocations, whatever their career paths or walks of life.
Los Angeles Film Studies Center
This program, based in Hollywood, Calif., involves a study of the film industry from a Christian perspective and provides students with hands-on experience and internships in the film business. The program is an intensive one-semester immersion into film studies during which the student may earn 16 credit hours.
Washington Journalism Center
Journalism, Media Communication, and Public Relations students may take advantage of an advanced, experiential semester in Washington D.C. that will cultivate professional news skills and encourage students to think through the implications of being a Christian working in the news media, in a city that is home to the powerful and the powerless.
Contemporary Music Center
This interdisciplinary off-campus study program in Nashville, Tennessee provides an opportunity for young musicians, engineers and aspiring music executives. Designed as an artists' community, the program seeks to develop artists, technicians and music executives with a Christ-centered vision for music content, production and delivery.
Australian Studies Center
From art and ministry to drama and dance, students attending ASC have every opportunity to pursue their passions and interests with other Christians from around North American and the world even as they compare and contrast the Australia of myths and movies with the realities of everyday life. Designed to provide undergraduates of all majors and career interests with the opportunity to study the arts and theology in Sydney, the program also emphasizes Indigenous studies and faithful, global involvement.