School of Arts & Sciences
Speech and Theatre
The Speech and Theatre program strives to enable its members to achieve learning excellence and reach their full potential through guidance, instruction, and learning experiences in preparation for graduate studies and professional applications in speech and theatre related fields.
The Speech and Theatre program offers multiple courses designed to improve understanding of the human communication process and to develop proficiency in many types of communication from public speaking to the performing arts.
The Speech and Theatre program offers the following major and minor coursework.
Speech and Theatre major
Speech Communication minor
Musical Theatre minor
Instructor of Technical Theatre
Herod Hall Facilities Manager
Ryerson Hall 302
Northwestern - Alva
Assistant Professor of Speech
Chair, Communication Department
Vinson Hall 110
President: Lisa Turner
Vice-President: Lilith Ferrero
Secretary/Treasurer: Caleb Kaiser
Historian: Sadrie Overall
Social Media: Maegan Holson
Sophomore from Alva, OK
"Castle Players is a warm and inviting place that welcomes anyone. We have fun activities and learn about all things theatre related."
All incoming freshmen or transfers are encouraged to fill out their respective scholarship forms: Freshman Scholarship or Transfer Scholarship along with the Application for Admission to the University.
Students active in this department also may qualify for participation scholarships of up to $2,000. An audition and/or portfolio review is preferred but not required. The on campus audition date is February 4, 2023. Auditions after February 4, 2023 can be made by arrangement with the Fine Arts Chair email@example.com.
For departmental scholarships you will need to fill out a form provided by the Fine Arts Chair by February 6, 2023.
Departmental scholarships available in this area and more can be found at https://ournorthwestern.org/make-an-investment/scholarships, including numerous miscellaneous unspecified scholarships.
Current students have until March 15, 2023 for academic scholarships using the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.
The incoming freshman deadline is May 15, 2023 while the transfer student deadline is July 15, 2023.
For more information, please visit Scholarships.
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Student Learning Outcomes
The following are the five 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.
SLO 5: Students will formulate strategies for effective communication in intercultural situations.