The Department of Communication & Theatre curriculum at PLU balances theory with practical application in all of its offerings.
The Communication Program at PLU believes a solid foundation of communication theory is crucial to adapt to constantly changing media. The program focuses on developing marketable skills and knowledge domains; necessities of professional communicators.
You’ll learn to write for every platform–print, television, radio and digital– so that when you graduate, you’ll succeed through mastery of theories and best practices. You’ll also receive real-world opportunities to work directly with employers through internships and other collaborative learning experiences.
PLU also offers numerous communication study away programs in locations such as Norway, Northern Ireland and Australia.
The Theatre Program prides itself in its intimate and challenging curriculum. The program strives to train students in all aspects of theatre art – from acting and directing to technical theatre and design.
Communication is the process through which we create and share meaning with others – whether in the context of theatre, the messages crafted by journalists and public communicators, the negotiations of conflict mediators, or through the stories we encounter in popular film and television. Simply put, through communication we create and sustain community. And because communication is at the heart of all human endeavors, studying communication and theatre not only helps you prepare for a wide variety of careers, but for life.