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The Department of Communication, Media and Theatre links three creative and demanding disciplines, all of which take as their focus social interaction, technology, and performance. As a student in our department, you will acquire proficiency in the theory and practice of communication, media, and theatre and develop an appreciation of differing values and perceptions of your world.

Notable Alumni Include: Leslie Hurtado, Merva Morina, Ata Younan, Thomas Krettler, Madeleine Panos, Jessica Vasquez, Elise Taylor, Toreana Meeky, Chris Churchill, Samentha Sepulveda, Devin Pickell, Alyssa Vincent.

Faculty Info: Shayne Pepper, Steven Apter, Katrina Bell-Jordan, John Bliss, Melanie Bujan, Maura Cherney, Sarah J. Fabian, Adam Goldstein, Ann Hartdegen, Rodney Higginbotham, Leslie Hull, Kate Kane, G. "Max" Maxin IV, Nancy McVittie, Cyndi Moran, Seung-Hwan Mun, Ellen O'Keefe, Elizabeth Otto-Cramer, Robert Ritsema, Edie Rubinowitz, Matthew Sage, Dan Wirth.

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