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The mission of the Department of Theatre and Communication at Washington & Jefferson College is to develop citizens dedicated to self-improvement and community building through artistry, performance, and collaboration. As academic studies in the Western tradition, theatre and communication trace their roots back to ancient Greek and Roman artists, speakers, and writers.
Communitas is central to each discipline: we assume that communities are built, maintained, and destroyed through symbolic exchanges between communicators. The speaker and the listener, the actor and the audience, the media and the masses—this basic relationship is central to everything we teach and do in theatre and communication. By participating in the communication process, our students become teachers, leaders, and citizens. They learn to interpret, respond to, and act upon messages from a variety of media. Through performance, they build self-assurance; through artistry, they establish standards of excellence; through collaboration, they learn the value of and put into action their commitment.
For more informaiton, please contact Professor T. Scott Frank.