The communications degree curriculum emphasizes creativity, knowledge, and critical awareness, and reflects a strong commitment to liberal rather than technical education. The major in communications also offers an extensive, carefully monitored professional internship program that places students in diverse settings in small and large communications institutions.
The media studies concentration explores the history of communications, communication theory, the impact of new communication technologies, children and the media, political communication, and the role of communication in culture and in human behavior.
The production curriculum focuses on fundamental principles of the art of the moving image through hands-on experience in film and video making, as well as through screenwriting and cinema studies courses. Individual student work and field production are emphasized, and students enjoy a degree of access to equipment that exceeds that of most other universities.
The journalism curriculum consists of courses in journalism history and theory, as well as skills courses in news, feature, and sports writing; magazine production, photojournalism, and electronic/digital journalism.
All students write a senior thesis where they research a significant issue or controversy in the discipline. All students studying for a degree in communications have access to the department's internship program, through which they gain entry into all the major media industries.
Students in the communications degree program participate in undergraduate research conferences, compete in national and local film and video festivals, write and edit the school newspaper, run a fall student film and video festival, and produce a regular public access cable television program.
For additional information about the Adelphi University communications degree program, please contact:
Department of Communications Blodgett Hall Adelphi University P.O. Box 701 Garden City, NY 11530-0701
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