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Communication Arts

Our Communication Arts BA is our most flexible option. Students take core courses in Communication Arts and choose their own paths from there.

The Communication Arts major explores the wide array of subjects associated with the study of communication, including: communication theory, media history, interpersonal and organizational communication, producing for media, creative media, critical media studies, and promotional and professional communication. Each student completes a core of nine courses and then selects additional areas of focused study by choosing six additional classes, at lest four of which must be upper level courses. Coursework within the upper level classes will focus on in-depth research and/or creative projects. 

Set in New York City with its variety of communication industries, the major offers professional intern experiences in a broad range of fields relating to media, organization communication, public relations, advertising, broadcasting, and communication technology. Faculty members assist interested students in locating internships and designing activities that will allow each student to make the most out of their internship site. Guest lectures, field trips, screenings, and other special programs complement the coursework. 

 

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR A B.A. IN COMMUNICATION ARTS

General Education: 42 Credits
Major: 45 Credits
Elective Credits: 33 Credits

COMM 104 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMM 107 Principles and Theories of Communication 3
COMM 112 Storytelling Across Media 3
COMM 131 Introduction to Cinema Studies 3
COMM 230 Cultural History of Media 3
COMM 236 Public Speaking and Debate in the Digital Age 3
COMM 250 Organizational Communication 3
COMM 308 Special Topics in Communication
3
COMM 450 Research Seminar
3
Select six additional COMM courses, four of which must be at the 300-level or higher. 
COMM 205 Journalism in the 21st Century 3
COMM/THTR 207 Introduction to Lighting Design & Art Direction 3
COMM/MUS 216 Digital Sound Workshop 3
COMM 218 Public Relations and Strategic Communication 3
 COMM 222 TV Studio  3
 COMM 225 New Media Techniques  3
 COMM 227 Styles and Genres in Cinema and Television  3
 COMM 232 Advertising  3
 COMM 233 Video Field Production  3
 COMM 299 Internship  3
COMM 300 Special Topics in Media Production 3
 COMM 304 Global Media Studies  3
 COMM 305 Race, Class, and Gender in Media  3
 COMM 306 Advertising & Society  3
COMM 309 Arts & Media Reporting and Criticism 3
COMM 311 Public Affairs & Political Reporting 3
 COMM 312 Digital Cultures  3
 COMM 314 Persuasion  3
COMM 315 Health Promotion and Communication 3
 COMM 316 Intercultural Communication  3
COMM 318 Fashion Journalism 3
 COMM 320 The American Television Industry  3
COMM 321 Communication Campaigns 3

 COMM 322 Writing for Television

 3
 COMM 325 Interactive Media  3
 COMM 326 Producing for Creative Media 3
COMM 328 Special Topics in Film & Literature 3
COMM 329 Media Criticism 3
COMM 330 Film and History 3
COMM 331 Small Group Communication 3
COMM 333 Fashion, Media, and Culture  3
COMM 335 Music as Media  3
COMM 338 Broadcast Journalism 3
COMM 340 Freelance Article Writing 3
COMM 342 Advanced TV Studio Production 3
COMM 344 Advocacy & Social Movements  3
COMM/EWL 345 Shakespeare and Film 3
COMM 347 Integrated Media  3
COMM 349 Projects in Digital Sound  3
COMM 350 Special Topics in Journalism 3
COMM 352 Emerging Technologies and Ethical Practices  3
COMM 353 Screenplay Writing
 3
COMM 357 Contemporary World Cinema  3
COMM 359 Directing Video 3
COMM 391 Gender, Sexuality, & Media 3
COMM 395 Media, Law, & Ethics 3