Communication and Theatre Department

  • What We Do

    The Communication, Theatre Arts, Mass Communication,  and Public Relations/Journalism, programs are designed to develop professionals in those fields of endeavor. The faculty include both full-time instructors as well as working professionals.

      Coursework covers aspects of Communicative and Theatrical Arts, Mass Communication and Public Relations techniques, including:

    • COMMUNICATION/SPEECH
    • U.S. English Speaking Skills for Non-Native Speakers
    • Oral Communication Skills
    • Voice & Diction
    • Public Speaking
    • Intercultural Communication

     

    • MASS COMMUNICATION
    •  The Introduction to Mass Communication
    • Television, Radio & Film Production trends and techniques
    • The Introduction to Broadcast News
    • The Introduction to Film
     
    • PUBLIC RELATIONS
    • Exploration of techniques used in planning, designing & dissemination of Public Relations releases and messages
    • News writing for Public Relations
    • Introduction to Communicative Theory

     

    • THEATRE
    •  Introduction to the Theatre
    •  Principles of Acting and Stage Performance
    • Stage Scenery Construction
    • Lighting for the Stage
    • Fundamentals of Theatre History

    Students can take individual courses or work toward a letter of recognition, certificate, or associates degree. In each case credits from one credential count towards the next higher level. For example, the letter of recognition credits can be used towards the certificate.

     

    Where You'll Go

    The department partners with PGCC Career Services and the to support work-based learning. These opportunities allow students to gain real-world experience, to build their resumes, and to establish professional networks in advance of graduation.

    Credits earned at PGCC can be transferred to four-year institutions towards a bachelor’s degree. Graduates who intend to proceed to work are eligible for job placement support.

    The Next Steps

    You should speak to an advisor to find out if a program in this division is the right fit for you.

    How Do I Apply?

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  • Contact Information

    Ms. Tammy O'Donnell, Chair

    Address

    Queen Anne Fine Arts, Room 112

    Phone:

    (301) 583-1587

    Fax:

    301-386-7511

    Email us:

    ODonneTJ@pgcc.edu

  • This is a department within the Liberal Arts Division

     The Liberal Arts Division includes a diverse array of programs and courses in areas such as Art, Music, Philosophy, English, Foreign Languages, English as a Second Language, Speech, Theatre, History, and many more.