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The connections you can make in Boston, as well as the opportunities in the surrounding areas here, are second to none in the media industry. Being at Curry, there are so many different ways to get your foot in the door early, at places like NESN, The Boston Globe and Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots and Revolution.

Nick Ironside '14
Reporter, Hickory Daily Record, NC
Major: Communication

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One of Curry College's largest and most diverse programs, communication provides a solid foundation in theory and analysis combined with hands-on courses where you learn the craft of your chosen concentration. In our major, minors, eight concentrations and numerous elective classes, you're sure to find the communication-related offering that best fits your professional goals.


Communication Careers

With a degree in communication you're well prepared for an exciting variety of career opportunities, including radio and television broadcasting, print and online journalism, public relations, film production, acting or theatre production in positions such as radio disc jockey, digital media content producer, television reporter, company spokesperson, film director, scriptwriter, actor, television producer, public relations director, play-by-play sportscaster, editor, copywriter, speechwriter, media sales manager, production assistant, station manager, audio engineer, lighting director, event planner, master control operator and many more.

Internships for Hands-on Learning

Curry College's location in the Boston metropolitan area, along with our professional affiliations across New England and around the nation, creates the perfect opportunity for you to experience dynamic, hands-on internships at a variety of well-known and innovative communication-related organizations, agencies, production houses, broadcasting outlets, theatres and event venues. You'll find Curry students at internship sites such as MTV, ESPN, local broadcast television and radio stations, public relations agencies, casting studios and production houses in Boston, New York City and Hollywood, among others.

Become a Communication Scholar!

High School Students...Ever see yourself producing a film? In public relations? Writing for broadcast media? Performing on stage? And more!? Then apply to join Curry College's Communication Scholars before your First-Year Experience at Curry begins.  COM Scholars is a select group of talented students who want a setting that is both academically challenging and unique.

Communication as a MAJOR

Choose the major in general communication for the fundamentals that allow you pursue a variety of communication-related careers. Select the communication major to study a broad range of topics in the profession. Concentrations are optional.

Communication as a MINOR

With communication at the heart of all human contact, you may benefit from adding a communication minor to your major in another field, especially if you study management, psychology, education, criminal justice or nursing, among others.

Create a minor by starting with a concentration in a communication topic that appeals to you. Then, take a minimum of 15 credits in 2000-/3000-level communication courses, including at least three credits in 3000-level courses.

Theatre is available as either a minor or a concentration.


Curry's communication program offers a range of concentrations that give you an opportunity to study a specific professional industry in depth.

As one of the first schools in the country to offer radio broadcasting beginning in 1932, our award-winning radio concentration yields hundreds of alumni who work as broadcasters nationwide.

Curry Theatre, part of the original College mission as the "School of Expression," produces plays in the spring and fall semesters and supports many special events across campus. Facilities include the main stage and the Black Box Theatre, both located in Keith Auditorium.

Film studies began in the 1980s with courses in 8mm filmmaking. Today, you'll explore film theory, craft, history, criticism and production using RED Camera and an extensive array of HD digital-related gear.

Television/Digital Video, first offered in the 1990s in cooperation with Milton Cable Access, now has its home in the Hirsh Communication Center, which was developed after a donation from the Hirsh family. The facilities include a full-service HD studio that utilizes advanced virtual set technology, field equipment and video editing suites where you can create live and taped programming. You'll learn both studio and field production in a world-class environment.

The Video Game Studies concentration provides students with insight into the cultural phenomenon of gaming, its historical underpinnings and the economic and business aspects of this multi-billion dollar industry. Students will also explore scripting, story development, sound techniques and editing used in video gaming and other media industries.

The Multimedia Sports Journalism concentration is designed to prepare students for successful careers in sports media, and the Curry College Public Relations Student Association connects public relations courses with real-world outlets.

Create your own program of study through the individually initiated concentration, or choose a concentration in corporate communication.

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Exceptional Facilities

In Curry's state-of-the-art labs, radio studios, television studios and theatrical performance spaces, you'll stand at the leading edge of the communication profession, harnessing the power to help people to stay informed, entertained and connected to the world at large.

Get Started Today!

Visit campus and explore Curry's communication program in person. You also may request information to learn more about the major, minor or concentration of your choice. When you're ready to apply to Curry, we'll help you get started.

Contact the Communication Department:
Paula Cabral
Faculty Building, Room 111

Film and Television Students Take Part in Hollywood Movie

There are several Curry College connections to the long-anticipated film "Patriots Day," about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, based on the book "Boston Strong," co-authored by Casey Sherman, a former Curry adjunct journalism professor.

Meet Courtney Lee '17 - Communication

Courtney Lee '17, was on hand for the filming of Tom Brady's animated outdoor scenes for the latest Beats Headphones commercial. All-star student Courtney, worked as a production assistant on the one-day shoot back in September, in Milton.

Prof. Gail Phaneuf Lauded by The New York Times

Award-winning playwright, director and Senior Lecturer Gail Phaneuf received high praise in the 'New York Times' for her acting prowess in the play "Small Craft Warnings" which ran in Provincetown earlier in the fall. The review calls Phaneuf's performance "supremely funny" and notes she turned her character "Leona" into a "whirlwind of comic energy tinged with pathos."

Meet Profesor Alan Frank - Director of WMLN

"We believe in the philosophy of hands-on training and learning by doing. That philosophy works. At Curry, first-year students have an opportunity to get on the air within two to three weeks of arriving."- Professor Alan Frank, Communication/WMLN

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.

Do you dream about experiencing the glitz and glamour of Hollywood? Interested in working behind the scenes at a major TV/film studio? Want to assist producers, video editors, actors and more? 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 Honor Society

The Lambda Chi Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta is a highly selective international honors society for those undergraduate students who have declared an interest in the field of communication and who have achieved a high level of academic excellence.

Communication Scholars
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High School Students...Ever see yourself producing a film? In public relations? Writing for broadcast media? Performing on stage? And more!? Then apply to join Curry College's Communication Scholars before your First-Year Experience at Curry begins.  COM Scholars is a select group of talented students who want a setting that is both academically challenging and unique.

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