Courses in COMMUNICATION & THEATRE Bethany College
The mission of the Bethany College Communication and Theatre Program is firmly rooted in the mission of the college: to challenge students to perform the spoken word and compose the written word as a means of communication both clearly and artistically, to develop students’ skill using multiple communicative modes in multiple discourses, and to nurture in students a sense of confidence and responsibility in their communication art.
Our mission is to empower students to create, deliver, and critically evaluate communication across multiple media and communicative modes. Courses equip students to create and deliver clear communication using sound writing, valid evidence, audience awareness, artistic performance, and the most effective medium for the message. Students also learn to critically evaluate the messages they receive while welcoming the power of diverse voices and perspectives. These tightrope skills of respect, understanding, and discernment are the foundations of interpersonal, intercultural, and mediated communication, so vital for effective leaders and engaged citizens.