Department of Communication & Theatre

Communication encompasses nearly every aspect of human existence. It is the key to success in our careers, community, and, most importantly, our relationships with loved ones and with God. Simply put, communication is foundational in our lives.

The Department of Communication & Theatre equips you with the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to become an effective communicator in today’s constantly evolving media landscape. By pursuing one of the several majors or minors we offer, you will work alongside creative students and inspirational faculty members to refine your ability to communicate thoughts, words, and ideas across traditional and modern mediums. Additionally, our faculty can provide you with top-notch practical applications and real-world experiences that align with your coursework by encouraging and supporting your involvement in a variety of hands-on learning opportunities, such as our national championship speech and debate team, internships, theatre, radio, television, and film production.

The Speech & Debate team practices in a classroom
PLNU students enact a scene from the play Crimes of the Heart
Alan Hueth teaches his class
Jeremy Carter headshot for Communication and Theater
Top 4 entry-level skills needed

Your ability to communicate successfully will be critical in any career you pursue after graduation. Studies and reports from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CareerBuilder, USA Today, and many others confirm that communication-based skills are among the most important skills employers look for when evaluating candidates. In addition to helping you cultivate your communication skills, our dedicated faculty will be with you every step of the way as you discover who you are called to be, and guide you as you develop the characteristics necessary to be effective not only at work, but in your personal relationships and communities.

Faculty

Our faculty serve as both teachers and mentors, committed to guiding you toward a full and purposeful education. By helping you explore thought-provoking and influential ideas and engage complex and difficult questions, you'll have access to an environment devoted to the pursuit of truth. An education at PLNU is both transformative and meaningful.

Contact Us

If you would like to learn more about the Department of Communication & Theatre or any of our majors and minors, please reach out to us!

Suzanne Thomas
Department Assistant
suzannethomas@pointloma.edu
(619) 849-2605

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