Oral Communication

The Department of Communication and Theatre offers the Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Comprehensive (5-12) Oral Communication major under the Bachelor of Arts in Education Degree. 

The program of study provides a balance among the various academic areas of speech as well as the technical, performance, and dramaturgical areas of theatre.

Courses Include

  • Art history
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Sculpture
  • Pottery
  • Electronic Art
  • Printmaking
  • Arts Education
  • Professional Education

Award winning group of artists, faculty, and scholars

They help students to improve their skills in all aspects of art making so that students as teachers can pass the skills on to others.

Students in Art Education classes have numerous opportunities to develop innovative lessons for youngsters and to incorporate them in actual hands-on field experiences through course work and Art Education Club activities.

The Art Education curriculum and experiences are designed to provide students with the highest level of professional education for the art teacher.

It allows students to grow in their abilities as creative artists and scholars of the arts, and to play a major role in the cultural life of a school, college, and community.

Travel Opportunities

  • Cleveland – Cleveland Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Pittsburgh – Carnegie Museum of Art, Warhol Museum, The Mattress Factory
  • Washington, D.C. – National Gallery of Art, Hirshhorn Museum, Corcoran Museum
  • Cincinnati – Cincinnati Museum of Art, Contemporary Art Center, Taft Museum
  • New York City – Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum


Career Opportunities

Students completing the Bachelor of Arts degree in Oral Communication will be able to seek employment in secondary schools teaching speech and theatre.
Fairmont State students will also be competent to compete with graduates of most colleges for graduate studies in speech communication and theatre.

Requirements for Admission to Oral Communication

  • Earn a minimum quality point average of 2.75 overall, 2.75 in each teaching specialization and 2.75 in all professional education classes.
  • Complete Early Field Experience COMMUNITY Early Field Experience PDS requirements.
  • Achieve acceptable scores on the Core Academic Skills for Educators Test (CORE).
  • Complete EDUC 2200 (Introduction to Education) and EDUC 2201 (Instructional Technology) with a grade of “C” or higher.
  • Complete the Teacher Education Application form in Taskstream.
  • Be approved by the Teacher Education Selection Committee.

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