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Speech and Theatre

The Speech and Theatre program plays host to a community of learners whose objective is to enable its members to achieve learning excellence and reach their full potential through guidance, instruction, and learning experiences in preparation for graduate studies, professional applications in speech and theatre related fields, and/or teaching speech, debate and theatre in the secondary schools. 

The Speech courses in the Speech and Theatre Program offers more than 30 courses designed to improve understanding of the human communication process and to develop proficiency in many types of communication to the performing arts.

  • In addition to the major program in speech and theatre, the program offers a minor in speech communication, theatre and musical theatre.

  • The speech communication minor is a good supplement for any major. This minor degree places emphasis on the human communication process and enhancement of related fields including public speaking, nonverbal communication, interpersonal communication, human resources, public relations, politics, and the media.

 

Contact:

Kimberly Weast, MFA
Professor of Theatre Arts
Chair, Department of Fine Arts
Fine Arts 330
Northwestern-Alva
(580) 327-8462
kkweast@nwosu.edu

Tamara Brown
Assistant Professor of Speech
Chair, Communication Department
Vinson Hall 110
Northwestern-Alva
(580) 327-8429
tlbrown@nwosu.edu



Clubs:

Castle Players Drama Club


Upcoming Theatre Productions

 

Scholarships

All incoming freshmen or transfers are encouraged to fill out the Scholarship Application for Freshmen and Transfers, which should be submitted along with the Application for Admission to the University. The incoming freshman deadline is May 15, while the transfer student deadline is July 15.

Current students have until March 15 for academic scholarships and February 15 for departmental scholarships. Please use the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.

All incoming freshmen or transfers are encouraged to fill out the Scholarship Application for Freshmen and Transfers, which should be submitted along with the Application for Admission to the University. The incoming freshman deadline is May 15, while the transfer student deadline is July 15.

Current students have until March 15 for academic scholarships and February 15 for departmental scholarships. Please use the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.

For departmental scholarships you will need to fill out both the Continuing Student form and one provided by the department chair.

For more information, please visit Scholarships.

A list of the scholarships available in the speech & theatre area include:

 

 

Careers for Degree

What Can I Do with a Speech & Theatre Degree?

  • Professional, community, religious, technical and children’s theatre
  • Amusement and theme parks
  • Speech education
  • Forensics/Debate Director
  • Speech pathology
  • Public speaking
  • Human resources
  • Public relations
  • Advertising
  • Lobbyist
  • Marketing
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Politics
  • Media
  • Television/Film
  • Teacher
  • Radio
  • Actors
  • Producers
  • Directors
  • Artistic Directors
  • Scriptwriters
  • Script Editors
  • Playwrights and Dramaturgs
  • Stage Managers
  • Technicians
  • Set, Lighting, Sound and Costume Design
  • Sound
  • Makeup

 

Student Learning Outcomes

The following are the four Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) assessed for the speech & theatre program:

SLO 1: Students will produce effective informative presentations in a public speaking setting.

SLO 2: Students will produce effective persuasive presentations in a public speaking setting.

SLO 3: Students will formulate strategies for successful communication in small group settings.

SLO 4: Students will analyze and develop all aspects of a theatrical production.

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