Communication, Arts and Media

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We are a broad department that encompasses some of the most exciting disciplines that are vital to success in today's most-in-demand career markets.

Some of the department's most compelling features include:

  • As a multi-media production major, you'll participate in mini practicums and gain skills in film/video production and editing; audio multi-track recording, remixing and sound effects; scriptwriting and TV/film criticism; Web/DVD creation; and production facility design. View the multi-media production degree plan.
  • As a public relations media student, you'll gain industry know-how by networking with PR industry professionals and interning in PR agencies, businesses, non-profit organizations and ministries. View the public relations degree plan.

  • As an advertising media student, you'll develop your strategic, creative and persuasive skills in designing and pitching your campaign to local, national and international clients. View the advertising degree plan.
  • As a convergence journalism media major, you'll get lots of hands on experience writing and editing news and feature stories; producing radio and TV broadcasts that reach live audiences; developing an online breaking news presence on the Web; and publishing a newspaper and magazine serving the ORU community. View the convergence journalism degree plan.
  • As a theatre arts major, you'll experience all areas of the theatre from design and technology to stage management and live performance. View the theatre arts degree plan.
  • As a musical theatre major, you'll be trained equally in theatre, music and dance so you'll have a distinct advantage when looking for employment. View the musical theatre degree plan.
  • As a speech and theatre major, you'll earn your teaching license through ORU's College of Education which is accredited by the highest rated accrediting board in the nation. You'll also enjoy our department's own, fully staffed, state-of-the-art educational technology lab. View the communication arts education degree plan.
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  • As a dance major or minor, you'll train with guest dance artists who teach classes and set repertoire for ORU dancers. Your dance program includes bi-annual dance concerts; local and national performance opportunities; dance missions; and apprentice experiences in dance companies, studios and within the community. View the dance degree plan.

Dance Audition Process

Auditions are held at the beginning of each semester as well as at special times during the year for those desiring to major in Dance. Dance audition requirements are available by clicking here. A completed application is also required.  Please click here to download your application or apply online. For information on international student video auditions, click here.

Talent Scholarships are available to students majoring or minoring in Dance.  Students must audition by March 5 to be eligible for scholarships for the Fall semester. If you will be attending a Quest Whole Person Scholarship Day or College Weekend, you can audition there, please click here to request an audition time.