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I was directly accepted into the Curry Nursing program, so that had a big influence on my decision...I would also get to start my clinical rotations during sophomore year, so I would gain that real world experience right off the bat. Add in the proximity to Boston and the connections you can make at all of the great hospitals there, you can't get any better than that.


Amber Soucy '13
Psych Nurse, Westwood Lodge Hospital
Correctional Nurse, Massachusetts Correctional Institution
Major: Nursing




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Communication Curriculum

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 sports 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
Total credits: 9


Requirements:

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 2476 Scriptwriting 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

6. Electives:
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
Total Credits: 39


Concentrations

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.

 
Meet Andrew Graziano '07 - Director of Video Operations, CBS Interactive

In 2007, Andrew Graziano attended the Curry "Hollywood Productions: Up Close" class trip to Los Angeles. One of the stops during this week-long tour was to visit "The Price is Right" set at CBS in Studio City. Ironic, since Graziano now works on that very same studio lot as the Director of Video Operations and Video Products for CBS Interactive.

Meet Brandon Enroth '16 - Communication

In only his second year at Curry, transfer student Brandon Enroth '16 is interning for the Boston Bruins as a Communications Game Night Staffer. His job includes working game nights, transcribing player quotes and assisting with answering media questions.

Semester in D.C.

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.

Semester in L.A.

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.

Semester in N.Y.C.

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.

Communication Faculty News
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Congratulations to members of the Curry communication faculty for their on-going professional accomplishments!

Curry College Public Relations Association (CCPRSA)
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The purpose of the Curry College Public Relations Student Association (CCPRSA) organization is to increase the knowledge of the public relations profession and to provide students with opportunities and skills for the future.

Speaking Center
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The Speaking Center at Curry College helps students prepare for speeches and presentations by providing feedback on them before being graded in a particular class.

WMLN - FM Curry Radio
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WMLN-FM 91.5, our award winning non-commercial radio station, is operated by Curry students under the  supervision of the faculty director of broadcasting.

Currier Times

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.

Useful Websites
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Students interested in the communication program at Curry can research a number of professional organizations in the surrounding area using these helpful links.

 
 
 

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