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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:
Multimedia Sports Journalism
Political Media Advising
PR Radio Broadcasting
Sales and Marketing
Social Media Management
|Sports Broadcasting and Play-by-Play
TV and Video Production
TV News Reporting
Video Game Development
Web Content Producer
|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|
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|
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 2800||Publicity Techniques||3|
|COM 2900||Multimedia Journalism||3|
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|
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|
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.
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?
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.
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.
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."
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.
"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
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.
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.
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.
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.