The ability to communicate competently and to
understand communicative acts is an asset contributing to
success in both the public and private spheres. Human
communication, however, is a complex process, and effective
communication depends on our understanding of the structures
and constraints of the process by which messages are
transmitted and understood between senders and receivers.
Courses in Communication Studies at Stetson
stress a strong liberal arts foundation in communication
theory and practice. By choosing from offerings in areas such
as interpersonal and small group communication or public
discourse and mass communication, students can tailor a
program to fit their interests and needs. In addition to
classroom education, students have opportunities for practical
experience off-campus through workshops and internships and
with the campus newspaper, The Reporter, Florida?s
oldest college paper.
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Theatre is a vital liberal art for the modern
renaissance man or woman. Undergraduate study in theatre arts
provides an artistic and intellectual foundation for career
success in a number of professions as well as the professional
theatre. Studying theatre arts gives superb training in
cooperation, teamwork, and group advancement, so necessary
these days in business, research, management, and other areas
of employment. In the theatre, students work with everything
they have: mind, body, and heart. Theatre puts them all
together and makes them function as one.
Outside the classroom, the theatre program
helps translate theory into action through performance. The
Stetson dramatics production program focuses on
undergraduates, giving them the opportunity to play major
roles under the direction of a faculty member. In addition to
honing performance skills such as acting, directing, voice and
diction, movement, stage combat, and make-up, working in the
theatre also develops technical skills like carpentry,
painting, drafting, electrical and electronic engineering,
mechanical engineering, architecture, sewing, pattern
drafting, interior design, and pyrotechnics.
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