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What better place to earn an undergraduate degree or a graduate degree than NYIT’s Communication Arts program?
Located in the communications capital of the world, classes are taught in Manhattan (New York City) (Map) or in a nearby suburb Old Westbury, NY (Map). Opportunities abound for study at many of our global campuses, fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, including full degree programs or study abroad classes. (Students recently shot documentaries in Beijing, Shanghai, and Paris).
The B.F.A. in Communication Arts is an interdisciplinary program that provides students the foundation of careers in the Communication fields, allowing students to specialize in a chosen career path such as Radio, Television, Journalism, Film, Advertising and Public Relations, Interactive Media and new technologies. Students with excellent academic credentials may apply for the 5-year combined program, in which they receive a B.F.A and M.A. in Communication Arts in 5 years.
NYIT's Bachelor of Science in Advertising is a professional four-year degree program designed to prepare students for careers in the advertising fields including advertising, public relations, event planning, internet and new technologies, marketing communications and sales promotion. Students receive the solid education that employers seek, combining a strong core education with NYIT's signature "learning by doing".
"The world of branding needs NYIT's multidisciplinary approach, which integrates advertising, PR, graphics and video technology."
- James W. Wyckoff, former president of the Public Relations Society of America - NY and former vice president of the Advertising Club of New York
Our emphasis is on career-oriented education under the leadership of faculty with years of executive level experience in their respective fields. Producing projects in film, video, public relations and advertising, students work with real-world clients such as the Museum of Broadcasting, HBO, MTV, TV One, United Nations, Foreign Press Association, Martha Graham Dance Company, Girl Scouts, Eurocircle, and international consulates located in the metropolitan NYC area, to name a few.
"Teaching in the Communication Arts Department is some of the most exciting work I have ever been involved with. The students are inquisitive and intelligent, which guarantees them tremendous careers ahead. It is a great privilege to be at NYIT."
- Andrew Goldman, Vice President, Program Planning and Scheduling for HBO and an NYIT faculty member
Hundreds of credit bearing internships with major employers (undergrads are eligible for up to 12 internship credits in their degree program and graduate students can take up to eight credits) are available during the academic year and in the summer. Students gain valuable experience at television and radio stations, with news organizations, in public relations and advertising agencies, production companies, corporations and non-profits and many of these internships lead to full-time employment.
Electronic journalism classes taught on the Manhattan campus produce segments for cable and international television distribution. On both campuses, we have state-of-the art production facilities.Manhattan campus has upgraded to High Definition Television and field production.
Degree programs are individually adapted to meet the needs and interests of students. We pride ourselves on our small classes and the individual attention this affords students and our flexible scheduling. Constantly monitoring and adapting to the environment, we offer about 20 special seminar classes each semester including NYC Through Film, Acting for TV/Film, Directing for TV/Film, Premier TV Program Development, TV Research and Sales, E-marketing and Branding, Advanced Radio Production, Producing for Broadband, Special Events and Multi-cultural Advertising. Undergrad students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, with the permission of the Chairperson, may take graduate courses in their junior and senior years. Students transferring with 32 credits or less, may qualify for our combined B.F.A./M.A. program, receiving a 5 year degree in four or less years.
A Practical Education
Supplementing its solid liberal arts curriculum, NYIT provides a unique, hands-on educational experience. Students are prepared for careers in radio, television, film, broadband production, advertising-public relations, marketing communications, graphic and Web design, journalism, and more. Our faculty's stellar connections to the industry provide graduates with access to the best jobs.
"Like any good college, NYIT let me take changes. It was a safe place to fail and an exciting place to succeed."
- Jim Geoghan (B.F.A. ' 69), executive producer and co-creator of The Suite Life of Jack and Cody, a top rated cable show
NYIT abounds with rare and stimulating opportunities to produce original programs, such as “Literary Living” with Roberta Flack and Melvin Van Peebles; The Team Chef Co with TCL's Celebrity host George Duran, co-produced with Family Cook Productions. Futurist and New York Times bestselling author Pay Kutuzwell. Former Mayor Ed Koch and Ignat Solzhenitsyn for the National review and Advertising Club of New York Seminars. Students have created international documentaries in Paris, Shanghai and Beijing. They participated in unique field trips to view television pilots in the making, witness programming decisions by network executives and participate in focus groups.
Students gain experience in NYIT’s in-house production agencies. Working as copywriters, graphic designers, account executives, television producers, and art directors, they produce professional campaigns for real clients. Prestigious clients have included the Martha Graham Dance Company, the Rotary Club, Eurocircle, The Girl Scouts of America, the Foreign Press Association, the Westside Chamber of Commerce, and the Long island Ducks.