The Department of Communication Arts maintains a vibrant and engaging series of programs and activities to assist in developing your professional skills and to have fun.   

Pro-Conn Program    

Pro-conn involves bringing theatre and dance professionals to campus to deliver to you workshops and masterclasses, advice.  Professionals are available your questions about the reality of the theatre and dance industries as well as providing you with opportunities to audition, learn from and network with these professionals. Additionally, biennial trips are planned to major markets for intensive workshop and networking opportunities with industry professionals and Area alumni as well as experiencing a metropolitan environment.

Pro-Conn organizes a professional showcase at the end of each academic year.  The professional showcase brings regional hirers to campus to respond to the work of the upperclassmen who audition or present their portfolios.

Another professional connection that Pro-Conn promotes is the summer experience.  You are encouraged to seek performance-work opportunities and summer intensive programs in your field of study.  These summer experiences are an important step in building your personal network. 

One example of the experience Pro-Conn promotes is attendance at the Southeastern Theatre Conference's annual professional auditions.  Each spring dozens of professional theatre companies meet at the SETC Spring Convention to audition actors, singers, dancers and interview technical theatre specialists for work - both summer and (for the graduating senior) year round opportunities.

Alpha Psi Omega (ΑΨΩ)

Alpha Psi Omega, a national honorary dramatic fraternity, has a major goal of stimulating your interest in dramatic activities at Valdosta State University. The highly active, energetic members of the Rho Epsilon cast are proud to aid the VSU theatre program in student recruitment, production activities, community service, and fundraising. 

Alpha Psi Omega also presents two student performing organizations: 

  • Studio 82 Improv Troupe: the improv troupe holds weekly workshops, many of which are open workshops.  They perform a variety of improv events through the academic year on campus and in the community.
  • Immediate Theatre Project: is a student operated theatre, producing the work of students, by students.

For more information, contact Professor Wheeler at


VSU is home to a student chapter of United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT).

USITT is an organization aimed at advancing your skills and knowledge in the areas of design, production, and technology.  Over the course of the year the USITT mounts a number of conferences and workshops at the national level and hosts a competition for students.  USITT will help you discover your potential as a Theatre professional and provide important networking options before you graduate. 

For additional information, please contact Professor Iverson at