Department of Communication and Theatre

Do you love to talk? Can you best communicate your thoughts through verbalization?

Delivering speeches is one of the most effective ways of communicating. One person, behind one podium, speaking to a crowd, can be a very powerful thing. If you want to be heard, step in up to the mic in the Department of Communications.


PLNU offers a public address concentration in its communications major. After gaining an understanding of basic communication - whether it's person to person, in a small group setting, or via a speech or debate - you'll delve into nonverbal communication, the history and theories of communication, the role communication plays in society, and the art of persuasion.

In the public address concentration, you'll focus on oral interpretation, public and professional speaking, and acting.

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Career Opportunities

  • Media communications
  • Business spokesperson
  • Public relations
  • Theater and performing arts
  • Journalism
  • Press secretary