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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre with electives in Theatre Management

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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre with Performance

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Production

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance


The Communication Arts department at Valdosta State offers you a balance of theory and hands on experience for careers in everything from sales to public relations, performance to production, and more. Here, our faculty show you the How and Why of the ways the world communicates, and how to make the most of your talent.

Faculty Info: Sarah Wildes Arnett, Nina Kossler, Melissa Pihos, Carlie Shoniker, Ian Andersen, Sarah Wildes Arnett, Ruth Brandvik, Phillip Brulotte, H. Duke Guthrie, Nina Kossler, Chalise Ludlow, Joe Mason, Melissa Pihos, Melissa Rynn Porterfield, Ph.D., Sarah Lowry, Carlie Shoniker, Kathy Raess-Young

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