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.

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 journalism program focuses on the foundational skills of proper reporting, editing and analysis with emphasis on convergent media—preparing you for a future with multiple career options in journalism and communication. This includes print, broadcast, online and magazine journalism; traditional and online publishing; corporate or not-for-profit communication; public relations; media relations; and more.

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.

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.

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.

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,...
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...

The Spectator is Concordia University's student-led campus newspaper covering campus and student life.