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Curry's Communication Department houses one of the oldest majors at the institution, dating back to the school's founding in 1879. Today, students can take a general major, which is outlined below, or choose the minor in communication option or a concentration in a specific professional category.
A Communication degree prepares students for a variety of careers, including radio and television broadcasting, multimedia journalism, public relations, film production, acting and theatre production, and we now offer a concentration in video game studies. Curry also offers a concentration in corporate communication.
Courses for a General Communication Major:Prerequisites:
|Course #||Course Name||Credits|
|COM 1010||Fundamentals of Communication||3|
|COM 1030||Career Speech: Voice & Articulation||3|
|COM 1300||Introduction to Mass Communication||3|
In sections where choice of courses is offered, students should be guided by the concentration requirements. Concentrations are optional.1. Choose one of the following:
|COM 1410||Acting I||3|
|COM 2010||Public Speaking||3|
|COM 2100||Managerial Communication||3|
|2. COM 2230||Writing for Communication||3|
3. Choose one of the following:
|COM 2200||Writing for Broadcast Media||3|
|COM 2210||Writing for Online and Print Media||3|
|COM 2220||Screenwriting for Film and Television||3|
|COM 2800||Publicity Techniques||3|
4. Choose one of the following:
|COM 1710||Introduction to Broadcasting||3|
|COM 2400||Dramatic Literature||3|
|COM 2492||Introduction to Film: The History of Film||3|
|COM 2790||Principles of Public Relations||3|
|COM 2900||Newswriting and Multimedia Reporting||3|
5. Choose one of the following:
|COM 3490||Directing Seminar||3|
|COM 3950||Communication Theory||3|
|COM 3960||Communication Research||3|
A total of up to 3 credits of Practica/Directorship/Internship/Independent Studio/Improvisation may be applied to category 6.
|A. Any level in COM___||3|
|B. 2000/3000/4000-level in COM___||3|
|C. 3000/4000-level in COM___||3|
|D. 3000/4000-level in COM___||3|
|7. COM 3902||Senior Seminar: Communication Issues||3|
A student who has an interest and/or career goals in a specific area of communication may pursue a communication area concentration. Communication concentrations are optional, but if chosen, must be completed in consultation with the appropriate faculty member. Suggested course groupings for each concentration are also listed on separate web pages. Students may use appropriate courses, among the nine courses required for the major, to meet the requirements for a specific concentration. Students opting for a communication concentration must complete all courses listed for that category.
Matt Fitzgerald, a Curry College class of 2013 graduate in the Communication major, is already thriving in his professional career. Fitzgerald was recently hired as the co-anchor of Boston Herald Radio's new morning news show, 'The Lede,' described as "an hour-long blast of the latest news, weather and traffic backed up by an award-winning newsroom."
Curry students can be right in the center of the action with the Semester in Washington, D.C. internship program. Students can immerse themselves in various political and media related internships while exploring one of America's most spectacular and vibrant metropolitan areas, our nation's capital.
Have you ever dreamed of working at a major movie studio? Promoting the latest film? Booking guests for a nationally televised broadcast? Editing video for a TV Network? Or even acting in movies or television? Then the Curry College: Semester in L.A. program is for you.
New York City is the media and business capital of the world and Curry students can be right in the center of the action with the Communication department's Semester in New York City internship program.
Joe Morabito '06 has the kind of drive that has helped him build a career in one of this country's toughest industries: Hollywood. The communication graduate has worked for some very high profile shows already, including one of the most popular shows on television: ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."
The Currier Times and curriertimes.net are Curry College's student-produced news publications. Students blog, cover breaking campus news, write feature stories, and produce photo slideshows, podcasts and videos and gain a wealth of experience in print publishing, including long-form writing, copyediting, photography, photo editing and page design.