The department houses two distinct but related academic programs, Theatre Arts and Communication Arts.
Those who study communication arts explore the role of communication in human interaction. Topics range from public speaking and rhetoric to persuasion and political communication to interpersonal, nonverbal, and intercultural communication. Students may earn a major or minor in Communication Arts or a major in Intercultural Communication.
Linfield’s Communication Arts Program sponsors one of the oldest forensics (competitive speech and debate) programs in the United States. Students compete regionally, nationally, and internationally in individual speaking and interpretation events as well as British parliamentary (worlds) debate. Participation in Linfield forensics is open to all students.
Students involved in Linfield theatre are part of one of the most honored small college theatre programs in the Northwest. During the past twenty-five years, students and faculty have received numerous regional and national honors. The Theatre Program typically stages four major productions a year as well as several other theatre events. Participation at any level in these productions is open to all students. First-year students, seniors, majors, and non-majors work side-by-side with faculty as actors, directors, designers, and technicians. Students may earn a major or minor in Theatre Arts. Visit the theatre season web page or click on the poster for more information about Linfield's 2015-2016 theatre season (information about Linfield's 2016-2017 theatre season is coming soon).
Explore the TCA web site to learn more about our students, faculty, courses, degree requirements, financial aid, theatre productions, forensics team, and other experiential learning opportunities.
For more information contact the department chair or any other member of the faculty.
Dr. Jackson B. Miller
Professor of Communication Arts, Director of Forensics, and Chair
Department of Theatre and Communication Arts
900 SE Baker St., Unit A585
McMinnville, Oregon 97128