Communication Studies

Communication Studies and Theatre, BA

The combined major integrates the study of communication skills and processes with the study of theater history, playwriting, acting, and directing, as well as costume design, lighting, and scenery.

The Department of Communication Studies and the Department of Theatre offer an interdisciplinary combined major in communication studies and theatre. The combined major integrates the study of communication skills and processes with the study of theater history, playwriting, acting, and directing, as well as costume design, lighting, and scenery.

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Co-op Opportunities

Disney ABC Television Group

Burbank, CA

Actor's Shakespeare Project

Somerville, MA

American Repertory Theatre

Cambridge, MA

Boston Children’s Theatre

Boston, MA

Boston Ballet

Boston, MA

Boston Lyric Opera

Boston, MA

CBS Television

52nd Street New York, NY

Central Square Theatre

Cambridge, MA

Citi Center for the Performing Arts

Boston, MA

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

Boston, MA

Huntington Theatre Company

Boston, MA

Lincoln Center

New York, NY

Manhattan Theatre Club

New York, US

Miami Theater Center

Miami Shores, FL

New Repertory Theatre

Watertown, MA

Paramount Theatre

Boston, MA

Second Stage Theatre

New York, NY

Stoneham Theatre

Stoneham, MA

Vineyard Theatre

New York, NY

Career Opportunities

Account Executive

Brand Manager

Creative Director

Development Officer

Health Educator

Human Resources Professional

Lawyer

Media Planner

Meeting/Event Planner

Personnel Recruiter

Public Information Officer

Public Relations Specialist

Sales Representative

Social Media Manager

Speech Writer

Writer

Multidisciplinary Skills

collaboration

empathy

writing

script analysis

voice and speech

movement

acting

research

critical thinking

communication skills

storytelling

digital storytelling

production

public advocacy

strategic communication

Learning Outcomes

THEATRE
LEARNING OUTCOMES
Students who graduate from Northeastern University with a degree in theatre will be able to:

1. Apply a broad and deep knowledge of theatre as an art form to their work, including:
• Foundational skills in performance, design, and production
• Comprehensive understanding of theatre history, theory, and literature
• Oral, visual, written expression of ideas with clarity and originality
2. Make theatre with integrity
• Create or interpret a play
• Collaborate generously
• Apply a personalized technique to the process of making imaginative, innovative theatre
3. Make informed choices as theatrical entrepreneurs through professional readiness
4. Reflect on the cultural, social, and ethical impact and contributions that theatre has made to societies and communities

COMMUNICATION STUDIES
LEARNING OUTCOMES
Communication is a diverse discipline and every department is unique. At Northeastern, the Communication Studies curriculum was designed to achieve three distinct learning objectives:

1. Basic communication skills, including the ability to research a question, prepare and deliver a compelling speech, and think critically and write effectively.
2. An understanding of the communication discipline including an appreciation of the history of communication studies, familiarity with important theoretical principles, and the ability to apply this knowledge to contemporary problems.
3. A distinct area of emphasis that distinguishes their major. Some of the more popular areas include argumentation and advocacy, organizational or health communication, digital communication, and media production.