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Department of Communication and Theatre

Department of Communication and Theatre

Students in Communication and Theatre find many opportunities to put their developing skills into action, create network connections, and learn industry standards through professional internships, conference presentations, practicums, publications, and productions. There are a number of career opportunities for majors in this department.

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers students a traditional liberal arts education to meet the needs of the 21st century, allowing them to compete for a variety of careers in an increasingly complex and evolving world.

Programs

Communication

In the Department of Communication, students can choose from three options, or tracks: Communication Studies, Journalism or Public Relations.

Communications Studies Plan of Study
Journalism Plan of Study
Public Relations Plan of Study

Theatre

Students in the Theatre option put classroom training and skills to work in every aspect of our mainstage theatre lab productions as emerging artists. This award-winning program participates in and provides leadership for state, regional and national theatre organizations such as the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Southeastern Theatre Conference, United States Institute of Theatre Technology and the Alabama Conference of Theatre.

Theatre Plan of Study

  Location   Liberal Arts 233
  Mail Address  P.O. Box 244023
Montgomery, AL 36124
  Phone   334-244-3379
  Office Hours   8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday
  Physical Address for Deliveries   7041 Senators Drive
Montgomery, AL 36117
  Fax   334-244-3740

Faculty & Staff

Gamble, Hilary
Assistant Professor
Liberal Arts & Education 223 F
334-244-3359
hgamble@aum.edu

Irwin, Katherine
Lecturer
223C Liberal Arts
334-244-3358
kirwin@aum.edu

Johnson, Michelle
Senior Administrative Associate
223 Liberal Arts
334-244-3379
mjohns27@aum.edu

Killmeier, Matthew
Department Head/Associate Professor
Liberal Arts 223 D
334-244-3950
mkillmei@aum.edu

Kim, Eunyoung
Assistant Professor
223E Liberal Arts
334-244-3558
ekim2@aum.edu

Pearson, Katie
Administrative Associate – Theatre
Liberal Arts 351
334-244-3632
kpearso2@aum.edu

Seibel, Neil David
Associate Professor/Director of Performance Studies
Liberal Arts 353
334-244-3143
nseibel@aum.edu

Tate, Sommer
Lecturer
Liberal Arts 233 B
334-244-3069
state4@aum.edu

Wallace, Sam
Lecturer of Theatre
Liberal Arts 144J
334-244-3510
swallac4@aum.edu

Winkelman, Mike
Professor
Liberal Arts 352
334-244-3507
mwinkelm@aum.edu

Winkelman, Val
Professor
Liberal Arts 359C
334-244-3360
vwinkelm@aum.edu

Laboratories

Communications Lab

The communications laboratories complement the classroom study of journalism, broadcasting, and public relations by giving you experience and equipment similar to that which you will encounter during your careers. Round out your resume by combining classroom training with other experiences available to AUM communication students in our campus television studio, or by writing or editing the student print publication, AUMnibus.

Our communication studio lab offers new media tools and software and thanks to Raycom Media, we have recently renovated. Broadcast control rooms and studios allow you to gain skills for a career in broadcasting, public relations and journalism. You can use the print media studio to sharpen your skills in writing, print design and layout. The computer laboratory is equipped with computer technology to aid in teaching: Desktop Publishing, Journalism, Publication Design and Layout and Internet Web Page Design.

For reservations or more information, please contact Michelle Johnson during regular business hours by phone at 334-244-3379 or by email at mjohns27@aum.edu.

Theatre Lab

Theatre AUM acts as a practicum for all AUM students and allows students hands-on experience that is invaluable to their careers offering a unique blend of theatrical practice—the skills, crafts, and attitudes necessary to succeed.

For reservations or more information please contact Katie Pearson during regular business hours by phone at 334-244-3632 or by e-mail at kpearso2@aum.edu.

If you would like to be notified about upcoming Theatre AUM events or would like to be added to our audition list please e-mail Katie Pearson, kpearso2@aum.edu.

Scholarship Opportunities

Learn more about scholarships specific to students in the Communication and Theatre Department.

Clubs and Organizations

Any AUM student can participate in our campus involvement opportunities.

Careers & Internships

Here are resources to help you answer questions about career and internship opportunities.

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Location

Taylor Center 101

Address

7400 East Drive Montgomery, AL 36117

Office Hours

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Call Today

334-244-3000

Fax

334-244-3795

E-mail

admissions@aum.edu

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