Welcome to the Department of Rhetoric, Communication and Theatre!
We offer communication courses that feature performance activities and emphasize the theory, history, and criticism of rhetorical communication. Our experienced faculty members will help you achieve personal fulfillment, civic engagement, and career success.
In addition to providing public speaking classes for hundreds of St. John's students each semester, we also offer a major in Rhetoric and Public Address and several minor programs of study.
SPE 1000C or HON 1020C Public Speaking for the College StudentRCT 1540 Introduction to Acting IRCT 2110 Oral Interpretation RCT 2540 Introduction to Acting II
RCT 1050 Fundamentals of Speech ProductionRCT 1520 Creating TheatreRCT 1560 Playwriting: Writing for Stage PerformanceRCT 1575 Theatre Laboratory: StagecraftRCT 1580 Theatre Laboratory: ActingRCT 1585 Theatre Laboratory: DirectingRCT 1590 Theatre Workshop
Only academic programs approved by NYSED are eligible for federal and state aid: NYS Inventory of Registered Programs http://www.nysed.gov/heds/IRPSL1.html. Minors are not recognized by NYSED therefore associated courses are only eligible for federal or state aid consideration when required by a major or when also used to satisfy a core or general elective requirement.
Jeremiah Hickey, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
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St. John Hall, Room 344
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The Minor in Dramatic Arts enables students to develop their knowledge and creative techniques as actors, playwrights, directors and scholars of the theatre, and the dramatic arts in general.
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