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Cinema, Television & Emerging Media

There is no better place to learn about movies, television and new media than in the media capital of the world, New York City. 

Students in the Cinema, Television and Emerging Media major will be introduced to the history, theory and industrial practice of these forms through courses that focus on the language and techniques of film, writing for television, the role of emerging technologies, connections of digital media and society, and the American and global television industry. With an outstanding and dedicated faculty who encourage students to take full advantage of the city that surrounds them – think museums, archives, film festivals – a wealth of opportunity is at your footsteps in this major. Remarkable internship opportunities are available in diverse settings such as talent agencies, film festivals, and television and film studios, showing students how the skills they learn in this major can be applied to a career they love. Our students have interned at such prestigious places as the Harbor Picture Company, The Tonight Show, The Dr. Oz Show, SONY, Allied Integrated Marketing, Epic Records, and the Brooklyn Film Festival. A producer, screenwriter, film critic, and a director are just a few of the careers students accomplish with this major. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BA IN CINEMA, TELEVISION, AND EMERGING MEDIA

COMM 112: Storytelling Across Media 3 credits
COMM 107: Principles & Theories of Communication 3 credits
COMM 131: Introduction to Cinema Studies 3 credits
COMM 227: Styles & Genres in Cinema and Television 3 credits
COMM 230: Cultural History of Media 3 credits
COMM 312: Digital Media and Society 3 credits
COMM 329: Race, Class, and Gender in Media 3 credits
COMM 450: Research Seminar 3 credits

  • TAKE ANY OF THE SEVEN FOLLOWING COURES (at least four must be at the 300-level)

    COMM 218: Public Relations and Strategic Communication

    3

    COMM 216: Digital Sound Workshop

    3

    JOUR 225: Journalism in the 21st Century

    3

    COMM 225: New Media Techniques

    3

    COMM 233: Video Field Production

    3

    COMM 299: Internship*

    3

    COMM 304: Global Media Studies

    3

    COMM 308: Special Topics in Communication

    3

    JOUR 310: Arts & Media Reporting and Criticism

    3

    COMM 320: The American Television Industry

    3

    COMM 330: Film and History

    3

    COMM 321: Communication Campaigns*

    3

    COMM 323: Writing for TV

    3

    COMM 328: Film and Literature

    3

    COMM 335: Music as Media

    3

    COMM 353: Screenplay Writing

    3

    COMM 357: Contemporary World Cinema

    3

    COMM 395: Media, Law, and Ethics

    3


    * can be repeated with different themes

Students may take up to 15 credits of Internships and Independent Studies combined. A maximum of 3 Internship credits can be applied towards the major. Independent Studies cannot be applied towards the major.


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