Department of Film
Theater and Comedy
Through its B.A. academic program, the communication department offers an integrated introduction to communication arts and technologies, including film, video, audio, and theater through both theory and production-oriented classes. Curricula address the creation, transmission, and evaluation of messages at all levels for commercial or noncommercial purposes, and prepare individuals to work in varied media.
The department is designed to optimize student success:
- the University’s suburban campus is located 20 miles from the world’s media hub— New York City— affording internships and job placement in every facet of the field. Top area professionals serve as faculty members, ensuring the best possible classroom experience.
- state-of-the-art facilities. Our Hobart Hall facilities include: broadcast-quality television studios, teleconferencing rooms, mobile units, complete satellite uplink/downlink transmission systems, film production and screening rooms, video post-production and editing rooms, computer graphics and integrated arts area for multimedia projects and theatrical productions. In addition, the campus has a cable television system and a radio station operated by our current students.
- within the major, concentrations exist for television, radio, journalism, film, interpersonal communication, public relations, and theater. Students may take classes from each to customize their degree.
- majors may participate in two internships. The first is an internal experience working with university publications, theater facilities, television, or radio stations. An external internship, in conjunction with a concentration, places students in television, radio, print, public relation firms, and theaters in the greater New York area.
Professional opportunities include:
- print and broadcast journalism
- radio and television production, including announcing, station management, corporate, and cable operations
- film production and editing
- theater performance and production
- media theory and criticism.
In addition, communication and theater studies prepare students for positions in business, government, education, public relations, personnel work, management, and consulting.
To learn more, visit the Department of Communication home page or contact:
Joann Lee, Ph.D.
Department Chair, Department of Communication