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Curry College had a unique kind of feel to it when I was visiting schools. When I first came onto the campus it had this kind of home feeling and I didn’t really get that on a lot of other campuses that I visited.


Tyler Collins '14
Graphic Designer, Gupta Media
Major: Graphic Design




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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
PR 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

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 fulfillthe 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?

 
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."

Ryan Hathaway '17 Earns 1 of 3 National Co-ops in Boston Globe Sports Dept.

Senior Ryan Hathaway was recently selected for one of the three, nationally coveted Boston Globe co-op positions.  During the six month long program, Ryan will be getting paid to cover games, write features, produce multimedia stories and learn from the best in the business at one of the premiere sports news departments in the country.

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.

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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