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I always felt right at home at Curry. The small class sizes and the opportunity to build connections with the faculty members were other reasons that helped me choose Curry. I made incredible friendships and great connections with faculty members, inside and outside of the Psychology department.


Heather Flaherty '14
Major: Psychology




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Communication Curriculum

Curry College has provided students with communication theory and skill development opportunities since its founding in 1879. Graduates of Curry College are living in a society based on information in which the study and use of all forms of communication are essential ingredients in the determination of quality of life. Studies in communication will provide knowledge and skills for a wide variety of professional pursuits. Communication majors may combine courses in the Communication Department with courses in related fields to develop a variety of career options:

Acting/Theatre Directing
Corporate Communication
Entertainment Blogger
Event Planning
Film Director/Producer
Film/TV Screenwriting
Human Resources
Interactive Media
Multimedia Journalism
Multimedia Sports Journalism
Political Media Advising
Public Relations Radio Broadcasting
Sales and Marketing
Social Media Management
Sports Broadcasting and Play-by-Play
Story Assistant
Television and Video Production
Theatre Management
TV News Reporting
Video Game Development
Web Content Producer

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
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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 News Writing and Multimedia Reporting 3

5. Choose one of the following:
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

All Communication majors must declare a concentration by the time they reach the end of their third semester (must have earned a minimum of 40 credits). A student who has an interest and/or career goals in a specific area of communication may pursue a concentration in that area. Suggested course groupings for each specific concentration are listed on the concentration pages. Students may use appropriate courses, among the nine courses required for the major, to meet the requirements for a specific concentration. Students who do not select a specific concentration may choose "Communication Studies." Students who have a career interest in an area not included in our concentrations may choose to pursue an Individual Initiated Concentration, and will work with a faculty advisor to craft the necessary selection of courses. See the description in the course catalog on how to launch an IIC.

 
Curry Students Win an Emmy® and Two National Media Awards

The student-run news program, "Curry Prime Time Report," and the most recent student-produced film from the RED Camera class, "Reflexivity," both won their respective categories at the National Electronic Media Association's student competition in Los Angeles. "Reflexivity" also captured an Emmy® Award for Best College/University Short Form - Fiction film by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Boston/New England Chapter

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

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.

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 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.

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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