The Department of Communication and Performing Arts includes the disciplines of Dance, Film, Music, Speech and Theatre.
Many of the courses, including the Speech foundation courses of SP108, Introduction to Human Communication, and SP112, Business and Professional Speech Communication, fulfill General Education requirments. The department also offers a course for non-native English speakers, SP102, American English Speaking and Listening. There are Arts appreciation courses in the areas of Dance, Film and Music. Performance arts courses are available in the areas of Dance, Film, Music and Theatre. Filmmaking is a major emphasis in the department with a Film Certificate available in the near future.
The department produces two to three theatre productions per year and is responsible for the Arts Alive Concert Series in the Cultural Arts Center which is the home of the department. The Cultural Arts Center has two theatres, the Main Theatre, which is a 500 seat proscenium theatre, and the Studio Theatre, which is a 116 seat modified thrust theatre. Specialty classrooms include a large, glass walled dance studio and a 16 station piano lab with individual keyboards.
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