In the CSTA department, you’ll have research opportunities throughout your undergraduate experience. In fact, we teach a research class where 100 percent of submitted papers are accepted to conferences across the country. As a CSTA major or minor, you’ll leave with a well-versed understanding of communication, theatre, media and film.
Study Communication Abroad
Living and Relating in London and Edinburgh
Spend spring break in London and Edinburgh with professors Stephanie Ahlfeldt and Cindy Larson-Casselton, applying what you have learned in COM 312: Interpersonal Communication.
Theatre in Europe
Dr. Jennifer Thomas ('96) is leading the European Theatre May Seminar. This amazing experience will begin in Greece, the birthplace of theatre and end up in London to see the modern hits of the stage. This group will travel with the Communication Studies seminar led by Hank Tkachuk.
Our Faculty, Students and Alumni
Sean Volk '10
Pursuing Master in Film Studies at Western University, London, Ontario
Communication, Philosophy and Spanish Major
Concordia helped me purse my passions. Because of the freedom in the curriculum, I was able to explore my love of film across multiple disciplines, and my studies took me outside the classroom to Europe and Africa. Faculty, staff and my fellow Cobbers encouraged me to follow my interests and aspire for more.
Rosie Sauvageau '10
Former Miss North Dakota, Musician
CSTA and Apparel & Design Major
Concordia helped engage me in the human process of appreciating everyone's story and learning to bind them to my own. I owe much of who I am to Concordia and the support they showed throughout this journey.
Joel Leeman '13
Digital Coordinator, Digital & Social Media at Thomson Reuters
My time at Concordia taught me about working with and communicating with others in a clear and effective way, all the while being a decent human being.
Dr. Kirsten Theye
Assistant Professor, CSTA
The backbone for most of my classes is ethics and that's something I think that sets us apart from many other communication programs.
Heather McDougall '06
Communication and Political Science Major
A liberal arts education is really valuable — you don't just go to school to get a job. There is much more to education that that. It empowers you to think.
Jenna McNallie '09
Pursuing Ph.D. in interpersonal communication, Purdue University
Communication and English Education Major
My professors at Concordia prepared me for where am today by first encouraging me to pursue a graduate degree and by nurturing my interests. I learned not only how to evaluate research, but how to write research articles and conduct research.
Ever wanted to be on TV? Participate in Concordia On-Air, the student-produced weekly news show. Broadcast live on Wednesday evenings, On-Air is recorded in the television studio on campus and offers valuable experience in the world of television.
For more information about joining On-Air, contact Greg Carlson or Don Rice in the CSTA department.