Lee University Catalog 2009-2010 
    
    Apr 04, 2020  
Lee University Catalog 2009-2010 [Archived Catalog]

Communication and the Arts


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Michael J. Laney, Chairperson

Art

Assistant Professor John Simmons

Communication

Professor J. Matthew Melton
Professor Joel Kailing
Assistant Professor Megan Moe

Public Relations

Associate Professor Patty Silverman
Assistant Professor Christie Kleinmann
Instructor Kevin S. Trowbridge

Telecommunications

Professor Michael J. Laney
Instructor Mary Dukes

Theatre 

Assistant Professor Mark Burnette
Assistant Professor Christine Williams
Technical Theatre Director Catherine Bradley

Disciplines

Art
Communication
Public Relations
Telecommunications
Theatre

The Communication and the Arts Department at Lee University exists to provide instruction and training to individuals pursuing knowledge and/or professional development in the wide variety of fields associated with the communication discipline. As an integral part of an institution that bases its educational practice on the discovery of truth found in Scripture, the faculty of Communication and the Arts seeks to guide students through programs of professional, technical and vocational education with a view toward the integration of faith in daily life and learning.

Communication and the Arts offers four majors: Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications; a Bachelor of Arts in Communication; a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations; a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with teaching licensure. The B.A. in Communication offers emphases in the following areas: Communication Studies, Media Writing, and Advertising. The B.A. and B.S. in Telecommunications also offers an emphasis in Church Media.

The Department of Communication and the Arts also houses auxiliary programs and disciplines. Lee University Theatre stages four theatrical productions each year as well as a summer Art & Theatre Day Camp for community children. The art program features an art minor with studio emphasis, an art minor with computer design emphasis, and courses in art appreciation, art history and studio techniques.

Art

A minor in Art with an emphasis in Studio or Graphic Design gives students hands-on experience that helps equip them for the work force or for graduate school.  The classes offered in Art help students develop their talents and experience in a variety of media, both traditional and electronic that should prove useful in their career development.

Communication

The communication major helps students maximize their options for graduate school or a professional career. The emphases offered seek to give students the opportunity to craft their own program of study, within reasonable academic limits. Regardless of which emphasis the student may choose, the core courses in the major provide the tools necessary for success in a diverse field, including speech, writing and communication. The professional and religion capstone courses demonstrate how all these elements come together to equip the student for faith and living.

Public Relations

The B.A. in Public Relations is designed to train students interested in professional or academic work in the area of corporate, nonprofit or agency public relations. The courses in the major provide students with the tools and tactics necessary to fulfill their calling as public relation professionals who think critically and creatively with a biblical worldview.

Telecommunications

The B.A. and B.S. in Telecommunications are designed to train students interested in professional or academic work in the area of mass communication, including television, radio, video and audio production and Web content, as well as church media ministries. The B.A. provides additional training in foreign language studies. Both degrees share a common core of courses that prepare the student in the writing and presentation aspects of the field, as well as in the basics of production. The senior seminar and religion capstone demonstrate how these elements come together to equip the student for faith and learning.

Theatre

The B.A. in Theatre is designed to train students interested in professional or academic work in the areas of acting, directing and technical theatre. The theatre major seeks to give students the opportunity to craft their own program of study, within reasonable academic limits. The core courses in the major provide preparation for graduate school or the professional stage. The senior seminar and religion capstone demonstrate how these elements come together to equip the student for faith and learning.  The BAT in Theatre Education shares the same curriculum with the addition of a teaching certification for K-12.

Programs of Study

The Department of Communication and the Arts offers the following programs of study:

Degree

B.A.
B.A.
B.A.
B.A.
B.A.
B.A.
B.S.
B.S.
B.A.
B.A.T.
 

Major

Communication (Advertising)
Communication (Journalism/Media Writing)
Communication (Communication Studies)
Public Relations
Telecommunications
Telecommunications (Church Media Emphasis)
Telecommunications
Telecommunications (Church Media Emphasis)
Theatre
Theatre Education

 

Code

COMAD.BA
COMJM.BA
COMST.BA
PUBRL.BA
TLCOM.BA
TLCHM.BA
TLCOM.BS
TLCHM.BS
THEAT.BA
THEAT.BAT

Minors

The Department of Communication and the Arts offers courses for a minor in art, communication, theatre, and telecommunications.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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