​Why Study Communication & Dramatic Arts?

The ability to communicate well, crucial to all of our activities, is developed through informed and careful study of speech communication and dramatic arts. Among the many study areas are:  public speaking, intercultural communication, business and organizational communication, interpersonal and group communication, debate and persuasion, theatre performance (including dramatic, musical and narrative theatre), theatre design and technology, and various dance techniques and choreography.

Communication and Dramatic Arts at CMU

The Department of Communication and Dramatic Arts at CMU is a hybrid department comprised of two areas: (1) the Communication Area (COM) and (2) the Theatre, Interpretation, and Dance Area (TID). While each area has its own unique programs and courses of study that are cited below, together the areas comprise a department that can address the complex nature of communication in its various forms