Division of Humanities
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Interpersonal Communication Cultural History of Media Principles and Theories of Communication Survey of Film & Video Organizational Communication Digital Media and Society Writing for Television Special Topics in Communication Producing for Creative Media Web Workshop
The Communication Arts department also offers two minors for non-Communication Arts students in Media Studies and Promotional and Professional Communication .
The MMC Advantage
Learning Goals for the Major in Communication Arts
By studying within the Communication Arts Major Students will: Demonstrate critical writing, thinking, public speaking, creative, analytical, research, and technical skills as media producers and as academic researchers. Creatively analyze and criticize mass media and works of media art using appropriate vocabulary and express a creative idea using media tools. Demonstrate an understanding of individual, group, and organizational behavior, all of which are shaped through and manifested in communication, with particular emphasis on how principles, models, theories, and paradigms come to influence our global, social, psychological, and behavioral decisions.
MMC Communication Arts Majors study the history, theory, trends and effects of all forms of communication-from interpersonal to mass media, and from producing video to hands-on multimedia authoring. The Department offers a diverse range of courses taught by highly experienced faculty and industry professionals. We encourage each student to pursue their unique interests, be they critically reflecting on media, producing video, authoring digital media programs, or specializing in promotional communications. Demonstrate an understanding of individual, group and organizational behavior, all of which are shaped through and manifested in communication, with particular emphasis on how principles, models, theories, and paradigms come to influence our global, social, psychological, and behavioral decisions.
Communication Arts Major Requirements
All Comm Arts students take a Core group of courses. Then, students have the flexibility to choose from a variety of courses or to concentrate in Creative Media.
The Creative Media Concentration The Creative Media concentration is located within the Communication Arts program at a liberal arts college, MMC, which emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of creative work. This concentration focuses on developing a variety of media, creative practices, research techniques, and theoretical frameworks to enable students to complete creative projects that are thought provoking and socially and politically aware. In our introductory course (Sense and Medium) students gain hands-on experience with digital filmmaking, sound art, and digital media. Students may then apply to enter the Creative Media concentration and, upon acceptance, begin taking courses in beginning, intermediate and advanced production techniques in these areas. Our intermediate level courses are designed by theme and give students in-depth knowledge in the history, theory and practice of specific media forms (ie. game creation, avant-garde filmmaking, web video activism, etc.) In their Senior year at MMC, Creative Media students engage in a year long thesis capstone wherein they develop a project of significance with a public exhibition.
The Communication Arts Department houses the Theresa Lang Center for Producing, which features state-of-the-art digital audio, video and multimedia suites. The design of the Center was inspired by New York's top production and digital multimedia facilities. The Center offers students and faculty the opportunity to work on moving and still images, audio, graphics and print, and on Internet surroundings conducive to creative endeavors. Students are encouraged to produce their own portfolio of work in digital media.
New York City
New York, the Communications Capital of the world, is home to U.S. and international broadcasting, cable, advertising, public relations, publishing, music and digital media companies. Through internships, seminars, professional meetings and cultural activities, MMC students meet and work with leaders of these industries.
Our students visit TV and radio stations, theaters, museums, corporate communications centers, newspaper and magazine publishing houses, music producers, and "Silicon Alley" multimedia designers and publishers. These diverse activities offer MMC students many opportunities to learn about current industry trends and jobs directly from the experts. Our strong internship program offers students on-site training to expand their studies with work experiences as they prepare for a career in communications.
Complementing our courses and on-campus activities is a strong internship program. Students work on-site at leading New York communications and media companies. Many students go directly into full-time employment at the place of their internship or secure a job based on their internship training. Here is a sample of sites where MMC Communication Arts students have interned:
CBS, CNN, NBC, CNBC
Conde Nast Publications
David Letterman Show
Live! With Kelly
The Museum of Natural History
The Rachel Ray Show
Saturday Night Live
The United Nations
Communication Arts Showcase 2013 Submission Form
Communication Arts Faculty Office Hours
Prof. Carrington, Blake: M 5:30-6:00, TH 4:00-7:00, by appointment
Prof. Chesler, Giovanna: TH 12:00-2:00, by appointment
Prof. Dixon, Jennifer: M/W 2:30-4:30, by appointment
Prof. Doherty, Eileen: M 3:00-4:00, W 2:00-4:00, by appointment
Prof. Liberman, Corey: T/TH 4:00-5:00, by appointment.
Prof. Linton, David (Main 514): M/W 3:00-5:00, TH 1:00-3:00, by appointment
Prof. Miller, Jade: T 2:30-5:30, by appointment
Prof. Naaeke, Anthony: By Appointment Only (email@example.com)
Prof. Robinson, MJ (Main 514): T/TH 4:00-5:30, by appointment.
Prof. Sanderson, Alister: T/TH 1:00-2:00, by appointment
Prof. Schaefer, Peter: W 4:00-5:00, F 12:00-2:00, by appointment
Prof. Tropp, Laura (Chair): M 11:30-12:30, T 1:30-3:00, W 11:30-12:30, by appointment