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Learning outside of a book, learning from someone who has been in the field, who knows what it’s like to be out there, and having my own first-hand experiences will definitely help me in my life.


Jordan Rogers '15
Major: Criminal Justice




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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 Comm.
-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
-TV and Video Production
-Theatre Management
-TV News Reporting
-Video Game Development
-Web Content Producer


Communication Major:

Core Requirements:
Course # Course Name Credits
COM 1010 Fundamentals of Communication 3
COM 1030 Career Speech: Voice & Articulation 3
COM 1300 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
COM 2230 Writing for Communication 3
COM 2290 Media Literacy 3
COM 3970 Communication Research & Theory 3
COM 3902 Communication Issues Seminar 3
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In the following areas, students should be guided by the concentration requirements.

ORAL COMMUNICATION
Choose one of the following:
COM 1410 Acting I 3
COM 2010 Public Speaking 3
COM 2030 Oral Interpretation 3
COM 2100 Managerial Communication 3

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
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
COM 2900 Multimedia Journalism 3

INTRODUCTORY COURSES
Choose one of the following:
COM 1710 Introduction to Broadcasting 3
COM 2390 Writing About Sports 3
COM 2400 Dramatic Literature 3
COM 2492 Introduction to Film: The History of Film 3
COM 2640 Video Games: A Cultural History 3
COM 2740 Television Producing and Production 3
COM 2790 Principles of Public Relations 3
COM 2900 Multimedia Journalism 3

Electives:
A total of up to 3 credits of Practica/Directorship/Internship/Independent Studio/Improvisation may be applied to the COM Electives category.
A. 2000-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

Total Credits: 42


Internships

All COM majors are required to complete an internship or to work in a departmentally-approved experiential learning position, which would also fulfill the Gen Ed Active Learning requirement.

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.

How do I launch an IIC?

 
COM Student Wins Emmy; Curry Prof. and Alumni Nominated

Communication major Vanessa Rizzitano, Class of 2018, recently took home a student Emmy award for her story on former Curry student-athlete Hector Majul, called "From Mexico to Curry College: To Play...Hockey!" Professor Roger Lyons and two Curry alumni also received Boston/New England Emmy nominations. Read the full story...

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.

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.

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