Academics

Communication and Theatre

If you thrive on creative expression through theatre or the written or spoken word, then you may very well find your desired major in the Department of Communication and Theatre. Our campus has the outlets you’ll need to explore your voice—from our active stage and state-of-the-art television studio. Concordia’s location near downtown Chicago provides access to world-class theatres, media outlets and internship opportunities.

  1. Are you interested in public relations, personnel or marketing? How about television and radio broadcasting, production or publications? Then communication is the major for you. Our communication major and minor are well rounded and based in the liberal arts tradition.
  2. The Journalism program at Concordia University Chicago focuses on the writing, communication, social media, broadcast and print skills necessary for success in today’s world of journalism.
  3. Located within one of America’s most celebrated theater hubs, Concordia University Chicago’s Theatre Department offers students unique access to professional training in an intimate lab setting. Our Theatre program reflects the best of Chicago theaters by treating students as members of a vibrant theater company who have ample opportunities to shape the nature of that company.
  4. Media arts administration encompasses a diverse range of managerial, financial, marketing and development positions within the media and arts world: working for film distributiors, museums, television and radio stations, digital production houses, cinemas, film festivals and other media arts organizations.
  5. Are you passionate about the performing arts but aren't as interested in practicing the arts? Are you passionate about performing, but also interested in the business aspects of theatre? The Theatre Arts Administration program at CUC offers you the opportunity to explore both the theatre and business side through two different degree tracks.
  6. At WCGR Radio Station, students get hands-on experience and training with audio equipment by actually hosting their own radio show. Students can also get professional managerial experience by managing live shows. WCGR radio is constantly streaming, with student-hosted radio shows occurring every night. Also check out WCGR-TV.
  7. WCGR is Concordia University's student-led television station.At WCGR, students get hands-on experience and training with audio and video equipment by producing their own short films. WCGR TV has conducted a variety of video interviews, including a Chicago Cubs announcer, an ABC News Producer, and a voice actor for the Judge Mattias Show, that are filmed and produced for students, by students.
  8. The Spectator is Concordia University's student-led campus newspaper covering campus and student life.

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Arts Calendar

  1. Wente Organ Recital
    09/19/2014 08:00 PM
  2. University Band Concert
    09/26/2014 08:00 PM
  3. Student Composers Recital
    10/02/2014 11:30 AM
  4. A.C.T. Presents: The Beauty Queen of Leenane
    10/02/2014 07:30 PM
  5. A.C.T. Presents: The Beauty Queen of Leenane
    10/03/2014 07:30 PM
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Faculty Within the Department