Communications Studies and Theatre Arts

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The Communication Studies and Theatre Arts Department prepares individuals to be reflective communicators of the human condition through practical application of digital media, theatrical and rhetorical arts.

The Department offers the following majors:

  • Communications
  • Music Theatre
  • Public Relations
  • Speech
  • Speech and Theatre Education (6-12)
  • Theatre

The following minors are offered:

  • Communications
  • Speech
  • Theatre

Communications majors have the opportunity to produce the Advance, Kansas Wesleyan University’s multi-media student newspaper, and the Yearbook. The on-campus television and media production facilities give students important skills in producing content-rich electronic communications. Professional internships are available by special arrangement.

Student may compete in Forensics and Debate at Kansas Wesleyan University. The award-winning Forensics/Debate Team competes successfully throughout the region and at the national level, and is a participating member for NFA, AFA, Pi Kappa Delta and Christian National Forensics.

The Theatre Arts program offers main-stage productions, student-directed one-acts and senior projects. Theatre joins with the Music Department to produce Opera and Musical productions. Students in theatre have the opportunity to perform and technically assist a variety of theatrical productions throughout Salina. A partnership has been forged with Salina Community Theatre (SCT) to co-produce musical stage productions.